MNGOP to meet on New Year’s Eve to elect new chair

The Republican Party of Minnesota will meet on Dec. 31 to elect a new party chair.

“Breaking News: State Central Committee meeting set for Dec. 31 at 9am,” Deputy Chair Kelly Fenton wrote on Twitter.

MNGOP spokeswoman Heather Rubash says a location for the event is TBA.

Roughly 350 party activists will be expected to elect a new chair to replace Tony Sutton. Sutton abruptly resigned last Friday. He left the party as concerns increased over the party’s finances. The next chair will be expected to raise money and dig the party out of debt. Party leaders say the MNGOP has more than $500,000 in debt.

I wrote earlier today about who is expected to run for the position.

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