Dennis Nguyen, former GOP secretary-of-state candidate, joins Jobs Coalition board

Dennis Nguyen, a businessman who withdrew suddenly from the state secretary of state’s race last month, has joined the board of the Minnesota Jobs Coalition.

Nguyen had been the GOP’s presumed nominee in the race, where DFLer Mark Ritchie is not seeking re-election. But in March Nguyen dropped out of the race, citing family and work reasons.

The week before his withdrawal there were published reports that Nguyen was a regular at strip clubs.

The Minnesota Jobs Coalition is a conservative nonprofit pushing a jobs-creation agenda. Ben Golnik, its chairman, said of  Nguyen:

“Dennis is a proven business leader who has worked to create thousands of jobs and knows what it will take to get Minnesota back on the path to a sound fiscal future. In his role, Dennis will help us grow our outreach efforts as we continue to focus on the important issues of jobs and the economy in Minnesota.”

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