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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Under RPM Pressure, Chris Coleman Drops Out Of Governor's Race

From the GOP Newsline...

Yesterday St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman announced that he will not be running for governor, stating he will focus on getting reelected in St. Paul instead. This announcement came after weeks of hammering by the Republican Party of Minnesota and Eva Ng. Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Tony Sutton gave the following statement regarding Coleman's announcement.

“Now that he’s dropped out of the governor’s race he wanted desperately to win, Chris Coleman needs to stop hiding and start debating the future of the city with his opponent, Eva Ng. Coleman’s failed leadership and record of endless tax increases deserves a full airing before voters go to the polls in November.”

Deputy Chair Michael Brodkorb met the press after Coleman's announcement to answer questions about the Campaign Finance Board complaint that the Republican Party of Minnesota has filed against Coleman and Mayor R.T. Rybak.

From the Pioneer Press:

Republicans, who have alleged Coleman was illegally running for governor by not filing state disclosure forms, claimed victory. "Any decisions he made are borne out of problems with campaign financing," said Michael Broadkorb, deputy chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota.

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