Michael Brodkorb's condition improving, family says

  • Updated: January 25, 2013 - 8:59 PM

Former Senate GOP communications chief Michael Brodkorb continues to recover after a one-car crash Wednesday night in Mendota Heights, his family says.

"Michael's condition has improved," Brodkorb's wife, Sarah, said in a statement Friday. "We thank everyone for their concern, warm thoughts and prayers. As we focus on Michael's health, we ask that the media and the public continue to respect our wishes for privacy."

The family is not releasing any more information about his condition, according to a Regions Hospital spokeswoman.

Brodkorb was heading north on Interstate 35E at about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday when he hit a concrete wall at Hwy. 13, spun out and crossed all three lanes. His 2004 Subaru Forester came to a stop against the concrete median.

Authorities detected alcohol on his breath and Brodkorb, 39, was not wearing a seat belt.

Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said Thursday that Brodkorb's "injuries were severe but non-life-threatening."

Brodkorb was fired more than a year ago after it was revealed he had an affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, R-Buffalo.

Koch resigned her leadership post and Brodkorb filed a lawsuit against the Senate.

The lawsuit has not been resolved.

BAIRD HELGESON

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