State GOP reaches rent agreement with landlord
The Republican Party of Minnesota has worked out a deal with its landlord.
In a statement released Monday evening, GOP Party Chairman Pat Shortridge said they have reached an agreement with Massachusetts-based HUB Properties, which recently filed eviction paperwork after the party failed to pay nearly $100,000 in rent since last year. The state GOP has an office suite near the state Capitol in St. Paul.
“We have reached a confidential agreement with our landlord, HUB Properties, that will allow us to fulfill our obligations to them,” he wrote. The party was set to appear in Ramsey County court on Tuesday over the eviction notice, but Shortridge said HUB Properties will request a continuance as the two parties finalize an agreement within the next week.
In December, an internal review of finances revealed that the state GOP owed $1.23 million to creditors, plus more than $700,000 in legal fees accrued during the 2010 gubernatorial recount.