Michael Brodkorb gloats over MNGOP's money woes

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He was once MNGOP deputy chair; a scandal and firing later, he's gloating over his party's money woes.
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The MNGOP and DFL released updated financial statements today, and -- stop us if you've heard this before -- the numbers aren't pretty for Minnesota Republicans.

Since the start of the year, the MNGOP has raised a total of $99,240. That's a pittance compared to the $2.2 million raked in by the DFL, and when compared to the $600,000 the MNGOP had raised from individuals alone at this time last election cycle.

Both parties have spent just about all the money they've raised, but the DFL has more cash in the bank and less debt. Republicans have $24,421 in cash compared to $848,708 in debt, while the DFL has $46,183 and $310,456, respectively.

The news even prompted Michael Brodkorb --  the Senate communications director for the MNGOP caucus until he was outed as Majority Leader Amy Koch's paramour and ousted from his job last winter -- to gloat a little bit. We assume Brodkorb still identifies as a Republican, but there's surely some bad blood between him and the MNGOP, especially in the wake of him finally filing his long-awaited lawsuit against the senate on July 23.

Tweeted Brodkorb:Brodkorb only has to look in the mirror if he's searching for reasons why people aren't giving to the MNGOP. After all, who wants to fork over their hard-earned dough to the party of family values and fiscal responsibility after they're revealed to be a bunch of hypocrites?

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swmnguy topcommenter

Brodkorb, by his own words and actions ever since he came to public notice, is a rotten guy.  For the MN GOP to take him into their establishment and give him a high-profile responsible role shows that they don't mind associating with rotten guys.  Everybody here is getting what they deserve.  The taxpayers of Minnesota don't deserve to have to pay as one bunch of rotten, unscrupulous opportunists gets rid of a rotten guy who is too unscrupulous and opportunistic for them, but on the other hand it's probably worth it to all of us, like a public investment, to end this guy's public career forever and teach some rotten opportunists a lesson.


 why all the hateful sexist crap? why is the worst thing you can think of to call someone is the results of a rinsing of a woman's private parts? where does that come from?

'why don't you stop it; it's of the devil.

 And wickedly ironic since all you who use it also came from the same place you are dissing now with what you surmise is the worst insult you can muster;;;; bespeaksof some deep self-loathing in you....

why, I oughta wash your . . . mouth out with a vinegar/water mix....


Did Michael Brodkorb just blame the Republicans for having elected him party vice-chair a few years back?


Classic Republican amnesia: do all the stuff that turns black ink into red, then, after you're thrown out of office and your fiscal chickens come home to roost, blame the new guys for your fiscal incompetence.


Sadly, they just keep getting away with it.


I am most interested in this going to trial, the stories and behind the scene deals that will but brought to the public will be both interesting and an embarrassing to the state.


Like a bad penny, this guy just keeps turning up.

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

He's the Frankenstein monster of the Minnesota Republican party...


As a progressive you'd think I'd be all "a pox on both your houses" as regards the Republican conflict with Brodkorb. But honestly? As much as I loathe Republican policies and the Republican party, I think I almost loathe Brodkorb more. I guess it's like, if Doctor Frankenstein were a real douche and his Brodkorb-monster were an even bigger douche, and they were strangling each other, who would you want to win?


 @mplstim56 That would be a much better speech had not your one other comment at City Pages been 458 words of praise for Allen Quist. Your commenting here is about as sincere as my taking out an ad in your weekly church bulletin.


You will find much you disapprove of here but you will find one common line of thought: Most of the anti-Republican vitriol here stems directly from Republicans trying to tell others how to live their lives. The old Republican party was pretty good about that, but ever since you let the drunken, fornicating southern Democrats into your party, y'all have been a bunch of obnoxious nosy parkers obsessed with prying into other people's lives.

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