GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen invited Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek to President Obama’s State of the Union. Stanek, who served in the Minnesota House with Paulsen, is in his second term as sheriff of Minnesota’s largest county by population.
“Congressman Paulsen invited Sheriff Stanek because he wanted to show his appreciation for all that the Sheriff and his office do to keep Hennepin County residents safe,” Paulsen spokesman Tom Erickson said in a statement.
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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