Fewer than a thirty day period following her ouster as head of the Minnesota Republican Party, Jennifer Carnahan is vowing a return to the political arena.
Carnahan, who resigned as social gathering chair past thirty day period because of to the Anton Lazarro scandal, launched a statement on Facebook Sunday addressing her future:
She says she’s gained an “outpouring of assist” adhering to her slide as MN GOP chair, proclaiming that “the quite smaller group in our party intent on receiving me out unsuccessful but all over again.”
“This modest team failed to press me out of the get together, consider my occupation away from me, nor adjust people’s perceptions of me (for the reason that folks consider in fact and what transpired was not truthful).”
As a consequence, she’s acquired “thousands of calls for motion to take my leadership in Minnesota to the upcoming level” — including “jogging once more for Chair (of MN GOP) on Oct 2nd to running for Governor and other ideas in amongst,” Carnahan writes.
The publish was shared on Twitter by previous Republican strategist and a person-time deputy chair of MN GOP Michael Brodkorb.
It will come fewer than a month after Carnahan’s exit from party management, which at the time she attributed to a “mob mentality” that she stated mirrored an work to “defame, tarnish, and try to ruin my individual and specialist popularity.”
“I am self-assured a whole investigation will uncover the specifics and show my innocence,” she claimed in a assertion accompanying her resignation, which came during a assembly of the state party’s government board.
The overall body voted narrowly to award Carnahan a 3-month severance of $38,000, even though she experienced initially sought 8 months’ severance.
Carnahan, who is married to Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R), arrived underneath strain to resign after the Aug. 12 arrest of Lazzaro, a Republican strategist and near political ally of Carnahan’s who was charged with numerous counts of child intercourse trafficking.
The two co-hosted various podcasts and were pictured with each other at a Minnesota Vikings video game. Lazzaro was included in Carnahan’s effort and hard work to come to be the social gathering chair, and was a visitor at Caranhan and Hagedorn’s 2018 marriage. Lazzaro has also donated thousands of pounds to Hagedorn’s political strategies.
Amid all of this, various former staffers went public with stories of sexual harassment and misconduct they endured though doing the job for the occasion in the course of Carnahan’s reign, even though former administrators explain the “poisonous surroundings” that Carnahan engendered.
Carnahan denied the statements and characterized the tales as coming from disgruntled persons.
She assumed leadership of the celebration in 2017.