The Speaker of the Minnesota House is backing state Rep. Kurt Bills, R-Rosemount, for U.S Senate. Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers called Bills a “man of integrity” and said he has the right plan to improve the nation’s economy.
“This election is about the economy. We need to send someone to Washington that can not only ask the tough questions but answer them,” Zellers said in a statement.
Zellers and Bills have served in the Minnesota House together over the last two years.
Zellers’ endorsement comes two days before Republican delegates meet in St. Cloud to endorse a Republican candidate to challenge DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Army veteran Pete Hegseth and former state Rep. Dan Severson are also vying for the GOP endorsement. All three candidates have said that they will drop out of the race if they don’t win party backing.
Here’s the endorsement letter from Zellers: