MNGOP moving to one of Minneapolis's crunchiest neighborhoods

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The MNGOP's headquarters is set to move to this building.
About 18 months after the MNGOP was nearly evicted from the office space it was renting in the Capitol Office Building, the financially challenged party is preparing to move... to the crunchy streets of Seward?

SEE ALSO: Judgmental Mpls neighborhood map describes Seward as land of "crabby baristas"

Indeed. An MNGOP press release reveals that the party's new home as of January 2014 will be 2200 E. Franklin Ave.

"We are moving out from 'inside the political beltway' in St. Paul to be closer to the people," Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey says in the release. "It is a visible and tangible sign that the Republican Party will be focused on regular Minnesotans and immersed in their circumstances."

Downey goes on to suggest the new location could help Minnesota Republicans win votes in one of the most liberal areas of the Twin Cities.

"This is a great move for us on many levels, including the chance to connect with our new neighbors and show that we are on their side and our ideas work for them," he says.

We have our doubts about that, but it certainly sounds better than simply acknowledging that Seward is cheaper than the Capitol area while still being in proximity to just about every major Twin Cities highway.

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31 comments
ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez

The pasty white, angry male Regressive Party is moving to a melting pot of the world. This should be entertaining. You can bet that most of their employees will be doing a lot of telecommuting. 

Brian Monroe
Brian Monroe

Maybe they have enough in common, like close minded and intolerance, that they can over look their differences, and learn from each other.

Amy Lynn
Amy Lynn

Seward will send them packing after letting them know they're not welcome there.

jruha
jruha

Perhaps they plan to upsize their tent by targeting the Somali community.

Zane Holmin
Zane Holmin

Crunchy is a positive wAy of describing phish jams, reserved for the heddiest of the heddy

cnerlien
cnerlien

It also happens to be the same building where Rybak's third campaign for mayor was used for phone banking and canvassing.

jruha
jruha

Instead of despoiling a great neighborhood, perhaps Downey should just go home and try to reconnect with his family's working class roots.

Monica Bertrand
Monica Bertrand

It won't make the Party any more hip than its ever failed to be.

Roberta Russette
Roberta Russette

Don't sugar coat it - just say what you mean by crunchiest. In my opinion, politicians should at least work in the neighborhoods they serve. Maybe that will get things moving in the right direction for all and not just the entitled.

Dana Froehlig
Dana Froehlig

closer to the people who despise them..... theyll spend 100+k a year on some crappy avalon security guards

Brendan Scherer
Brendan Scherer

Ahh, that would make sense. Maybe referring to the term 'granola cruncher.' Got it. Thanks. Keep it classy CP

Yvonne Schram
Yvonne Schram

I assume they mean it's a hippy-centric area

Yvonne Schram
Yvonne Schram

I'm sure they'll be welcomed with open arms :\ smh

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

this will be awkward for all those bigoted fatheads

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