New State GOP Leader 05 Dec 11

The Minnesota Republican Party is moving forward with an interim leader after it’s chair resigned on Friday. Activist Kelly Fenton was elected interim leader of the state’s GOP party, filling a seat vacated by Tony Sutton, whose term was not set to expire until April 2013. Despite the party’s inner turmoil, including more than $580,000 in debt, Republican leaders are encouraging members to stay calm. An election for a new chair will be called within 30 days.