The Suttons were part of a Twin Cities group that purchased Baja Sol back in 2006. The restaurant, which serves Mexican fare in a fast food atmosphere, still has 12 restaurants in the metro, but was hit hard by the 2008 recession.
The couple is no longer involved iwth the company, but owes more than $300,000 to a Woodbury-based firm, Blackburn Blaine, that was the landlord for the former Baja Sol location in Inver Grove Heights. Blackburn sued the Suttons for unpaid rent, and that case was settled in 2012.
Bridget Sutton runs her own media consulting business, Pounding Heart Multimeida, from her IGH home.
In the wake of that election, the GOP's state coffers were shown to be well in debt, to the tune of $1.3 million. Some of that stemmed from the 2008 U.S. Senate election and ensuing recount, which Sutton drove.