Minnesota GOP searches for footing as 2012 nears


ST. PAUL (AP) — Deep in debt and dealing with a complete turnover in leadership, the Minnesota Republican Party is limping into a high-stakes election year.

The condition of the party has led to squabbling over past losses and disagreement over future direction. And it comes as the GOP is looking to defend its first-in-a-generation hold on legislative majorities, the only check on a state government otherwise controlled by Democrats.

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