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.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org