MNGOP reaches rent agreement, will not be homeless after all

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Chalk it up as a small victory for the Party of Fiscal Responsibility.
Just a night before today's scheduled eviction hearing, MNGOP chair Pat Shortridge announced that his party won't become homeless after all.

In a statement released last night, Shortridge said the MNGOP has "reached a confidential agreement with our landlord, Hub Properties, that will allow us to fulfill our obligations to them."

Hub "will request a continuance of tomorrow's hearing and we expect to have a final agreement in place within a week," the statement adds.

The "obligations" referred to by the statement presumably involve paying back at least some of the roughly $100,000 Minnesota Republicans owe Hub for back rent on the party's Capitol Office Building space. Fed up with being stiffed on rent, Massachusetts-based Hub dealt the MNGOP a public relations blow and filed paperwork to evict the party from its building last month.
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As of last month, the MNGOP still had 21 months left on its "very expensive" lease.

But it now appears MNGOP operatives will have the Capitol Office Building roof over their heads for the foreseeable future. It's an unfortunate turn of events, because I really thought my spare room was a strong contender to be the new, affordable home of Minnesota's Republican brain trust. But depending on how things go this November, perhaps Shortridge will be interested in renting my study when the MNGOP's lease at the Capitol Office Building expires in just less than two years.

Chalk it up as a small victory for the Party of Fiscal Responsibility as it tries to claw itself out of the Tony Sutton-created financial abyss.

Related coverage:
-- MNGOP evicted from office space, owes about $100,000 to landlord
-- MNGOP: 'No state party may be in worse financial shape,' writes Politico
-- Why has the DFL's debt received less coverage than the MNGOP's?
-- MNGOP, $2 million in debt, decries Obama's "out of control spending"

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Clinton Harvin
Clinton Harvin

It's a good news that both parties have reached a new term of agreement. I'm pretty sure that the MNGOP employees are jumping in excitement to hear that they would still have an office space for two years. They better take it as a privilege.

theoko
theoko

"It's an unfortunate turn of events, because I really thought my spare room was a strong contender to be the new, affordable home of Minnesota's Republican brain trust"  I think a shoebox would have been room enough for that.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Massachusetts-based Hub - probably a John Kerry owned corporation. I agree with Kirk, let's just occupy for the next 10 months. If Obama get's back in, according to the Nobel Prize economist from the NY Times, the Obama Depression will go on.

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Hell with paying the rent!

Let's just occupy...

webcelt
webcelt

Damn, and the GOP was all set to rent the room in my basement.

T_bone_30
T_bone_30

 Your comment makes no sense!

And is stupid...

Joe
Joe

 Most likely that comment was made by whatever has taken up residence in the empty cranial space in Kirk's head.

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