Former DFL Rep. Barb Goodwin filed paperwork this morning to challenge DFL Sen. Satveer Chaudhary in the August primary. Goodwin said she made her decision last night after being recruited to run by several city leaders and DFL Party activists.
Goodwin retired from the Minnesota House in 2006 after serving six years there.
“In light of the last few weeks and the news stories in the past few weeks about our current senator, I was flooded with phone calls from all over the district,” Goodwin said. “It was almost like they had a telephone tag thing going.”
DFL Party officials will meet on June 28th to consider revoking the party endorsement for Chaudhary after he worked to include a provision in a bill that would improve fishing on a northern Minnesota lake. He owns a cabin on the lake.
Chaudhary called the issue a “major league screw-up.”
Update: Chaudhary said he’s committed to running and won’t drop out of the race.