Brodkorb quits position as MNGOP Deputy Chair

Minnesota Republican Party Deputy Chair Michael Brodkorb is resigning his position.

Brodkorb announced that he’s leaving his position as Deputy Chair because he agreed to serve as an adviser to State Senator Mike Parry’s campaign for Congress. Brodkorb said party bylaws bar a party official from backing a candidate prior to an endorsement.

He said he couldn’t do both and decided that Parry’s campaign is important enough to leave as Deputy Chair. He said he’s worked with Parry since Parry ran for the Minnesota Senate in a special election in 2010.

“There would not be a lot of candidates that I would do this for but Sen. Parry is one that I would,” Brodkorb said. “I’m honored to do it.

Parry announced last week that he’s challenging Democrat Tim Walz in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District. Brodkorb, who will serve as a volunteer adviser to Parry’s campaign, will keep his job as spokesman for the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus.