Tony Sutton will now be paid to head the state GOP

Tony Sutton, the Minnesota Republican chairman who’s been working for free the past two years, will now be paid $100,000 a year for doing the job, the Star Tribune reports.

He didn’t take a paycheck from the party while running the Baja Sol Mexican restaurant chain, but left that job to briefly run a political consulting firm, the paper said.

He will be paid $8,000 a year less than the DFL state chair, Ken Martin, leading Sutton to tell the paper: “The Republicans are getting more bang for their buck.”

Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by Claire Lundgren on 07/05/2011 - 02:30 pm.

    One thing for sure if Tony Sutton stays on- the Republican party in Minnesota will be leaner. No self respecting party member would stay on in light of all the damage Tony has done to the party in this past session. And party donations are bound to spiral…unless it’s true what they are saying about the top 2%. I can’t believe he will now be rewarded for being one of the most manipulative leaders ever to be associated with the GOP. Is everyone sleeping?

  2. Submitted by Steve Titterud on 07/05/2011 - 03:49 pm.

    Fantastic!! I hope the Republicans name him Chairman for Life!

  3. Submitted by James Hamilton on 07/05/2011 - 05:14 pm.

    If nothing else, Republicans will get a great deal of noise for their buck.

  4. Submitted by will lynott on 07/05/2011 - 07:29 pm.

    More for their buck? Hah! Tony knows whereof he speaks.

  5. Submitted by Bill Coleman on 07/06/2011 - 12:36 pm.

    Now I know why that restaurant’s food left a bad taste in my mouth!

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