In a statement being distributed by the Republican Party of Minnesota, GOP Senate candidate Kurt Bills states, “In order to defeat Obama and his lieutenant Amy Klobuchar, Republicans of all stripes must stand together. We cannot afford to squabble, and mustn’t equivocate. We need to unite–standing on our shared principles–to win in November.”
Bills was elected as a Ron Paul delegate to the Republican National Convention, which is slated to begin Monday in Tampa, Fla. Bills is not attending the RNC so he can campaign at the Minnesota State Fair as much as possible.
His “unequivocal support for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan,” is not shared by many other Minnesota delegates, including the chair of the delegation, Marianne Stebbins, who said in an interview recently she’s looking forward to voting for Paul at the convention.
Bills won the GOP endorsement for Senate this spring with the backing of Ron Paul. The state convention was dominated by backers of Paul’s campaign for president.