APNewsBreak: Buesgens quits GOP consultant post

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Associated Press

Posted on September 22, 2010 at 3:04 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Republican Party says state Rep. Mark Buesgens (BISK'-ens) is resigning as a party consultant in the wake of his DWI arrest.

Party co-chairman Michael Brodkorb says the GOP accepted Buesgens' resignation. He says the GOP didn't ask Buesgens to quit.

Buesgens is not resigning his seat in the Legislature, and Brodkorb says he still has the GOP's support for re-election to a seventh term.

Buesgens is charged with three dismeanors after being arrested Saturday in Wright County for suspected DWI. A citation says he failed sobriety tests after being stopped for driving his car in a ditch.

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