GOP backs Copeland, DFL won’t endorse in SD66

Republicans in Minnesota Senate District 66 have endorsed Greg Copeland for the special election to replace DFL Sen. Ellen Anderson. Gov. Dayton called the special election after he appointed Anderson to chair the Public Utilities Commission.

MNGOP Chair Tony Sutton says Patricia Ann O’Keefe announced she’ll abide by the endorsement and assumes she’ll take her name off the ballot before Thursday.

Meanwhile, Democrats in the same senate district say they won’t hold an endorsing convention before the primary.  The DFL State Central Senate District 66 Central Committee has scheduled a meeting on March 30th to endorse the candidate who wins the March 29th primary.

DFL Rep. john Lesch, former DFL Rep. Mary Jo McGuire, attorneys Teresa Patton and Steven Marchese and JT Haines have filed for the seat.

The general election for the district, which includes St. Paul and Falcon Heights, will be held on April 12th.

  • matt Ledvina

    Can anyone forget the damage that Copeland did to the City of Maplewood? The City is still cleaning up the mess and his negative impact will be felt for years to come. This guy is a bad egg!