Surprisingly this has failed to come to pass, and it must be a huge blow to the Hayfield Republican's congressional race.
Demmer's failure to secure the Farm Bureau's federal PAC endorsement is the equivalent of Walz not securing labor's nod (which, for the record, he has wholeheartedly). The Farm Bureau traditionally leans --though not exclusively--toward endorsing Republicans (only "Blue Dog Democrat" House Ag Chair Collin Peterson received an endorsement this year). Demmer was also a farmer himself for many years.
Walz was endorsed by the Minnesota Farmers Union FARMPAC at FarmFest in August, and was endorsed by the Farmers Union in 2008. While the Farm Bureau did not endorse in this race in 2008, many political hands thought a Demmer endorsement was inevitable.
Minn Farm Bureau PAC and Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation PAC Announce Candidate Endorsements
The Minn Farm Bureau (state) Political Action Committee (MFB PAC) recently announced the second round of candidate endorsements in state political races. Additionally, the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (federal) Political Action Committee (MFBF PAC) recently announced candidate endorsements in federal political races.
The MFB PAC has made the determination to endorse the following candidates:
Minnesota House and Senate
The MFBF PAC has made the determination to endorse the following candidates:
To view previous endorsement visit www.fbmn.org.