Speeches from the 1st District GOP convention

On Saturday, Republicans in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District endorsed state Rep. Randy Demmer to challenge DFL Rep. Tim Walz.

I’m posting the speech he gave just before he was endorsed by acclamation.

Republicans Marty Seifert and Tom Emmer, who are both vying for the GOP endorsement for governor, also spoke at the event.

Here’s Seifert’s speech:

Here’s Emmer’s speech:

Update: Gov. Pawlenty’s Freedom First PAC is backing Demmer for Congress. His spokesman, Alex Conant, says the PAC will give $2400 to Demmer’s campaign.