State GOP Evicted 24 Apr 12

Minnesota’s debt-plagued Republican Party has been served with an eviction notice for its party headquarters after failing to pay its rent payments since August. The party’s landlord filed the notice last week in Ramsey County Court. Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Pat Shortridge says that officials are trying to renegotiate the lease to get one that better fits space and cost needs. The GOP has 21 months remaining on the lease for the space a block from the state Capitol. Shortridge says that the rent hadn’t been paid in eight months. The Minnesota GOP owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to various vendors.