Did state GOP chief offer to jump fence on gaming?

  • Article by: BRAD SCHRADE and BAIRD HELGESON
  • Updated: April 15, 2011 - 1:14 PM

Tony Sutton denies claims that his wife tried to broker deal to promote racinos. A South St. Paul businessman says otherwise.

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rds1449Apr. 13, 1110:26 PM

Why does any of this not suprise me?

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derkdogApr. 13, 1111:38 PM

The ex taco King does need money. His involvement last year in politics hurt the taco business and Mr Cooper made a sound business decision. Putting revenue into the states hands from a profit seeking entity seems to make sense.

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jim4848Apr. 14, 11 5:49 AM

"In December, Sutton founded a political consulting and public relations firm called Winning Strategies, state records show. Sutton declined to identify any of his clients.".....Sounds like he is selling his influence with Republican lawmakers. If he is doing that he has to register with the state as a lobbyist. In which case by law he would have to disclose his clients.

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rat618Apr. 14, 11 7:40 AM

Me, me, me, the cry of the Republicans.

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jrspacemanApr. 14, 11 8:02 AM

I thought the Republicans were smarter than to keep Sutton as the head of the Party in Minnesota. After his antics last fall, he should have been canned. But with Sutton as the face of the Republicans, it's a win-win for the Democrats.

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sgtschultzApr. 14, 11 8:18 AM

Looks like he was against it before he was for it and is now against it again.

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cheeznriceApr. 14, 11 8:19 AM

There's your difference in a nutshell. Dems want to take taxpayer money and give it to the underclass, Repubs want to take taxpayer money and give it to themselves.

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morejusticeApr. 14, 11 8:28 AM

The GOP is on the tribe's payroll for opposing expanded gambling????? WE NEED STATE CASINOS!

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olelarsApr. 14, 11 8:33 AM

I remember Sutton saying "we're not going to get steamrolled this time." There sure is a lot of dirt behind the scenes.

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mjwalker64Apr. 14, 11 8:47 AM

Seems to me that what is displayed here is a serious lack of ethics.

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