Tony Sutton, former MNGOP boss, files for bankruptcy

2013 has been tough for Sutton personally and financially.
2013 has been tough for Sutton personally and financially.

To put it kindly, when he resigned as chair of the MNGOP in December 2011, Tony Sutton left his party's finances in shambles.

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Nearly two years later, it appears Sutton's personal finances are in a similarly dire state.

A tipster brought our attention to this tidbit buried in Sunday's edition of the Star Tribune's "Recent bankruptcy filings in Minneapolis and St. Paul" (emphasis ours):

Anthony Gerard Sutton and Bridget Mary Cronin Sutton, as surety for JC Food Systems and Sutton Enterprises, doing business as Baja Sol, as surety for IGH Cantina, doing business as Baja Sol Tortilla Grill, 8540 Bechtel Av., Inver Grove Heights; filed Aug. 23, 13-34121; Chap. 7; assets, $296,404; liabilities, $2,134,346.

As the above asset/sliabilities numbers indicate, in addition to running the MNGOP into the ground, Sutton was CEO of the Baja Sol burrito chain during a rough period for the company -- more than half of the chain's restaurants closed during his tenure, which ended in early 2011.

Finances aside, it appears Sutton is also going through some tough stuff in his personal life. Bluestem Prairie reports that his wife, Bridget Mary Cronin Sutton, filed for divorce last March. From Bluestem:

This will be Sutton's second or third divorce. As the Suttons have small children in the home, the dissolution of the marriage is not an occasion for joy.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at [email protected]

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