Glen Menze, who received 27.67% of the vote when he ran as the 2008 endorsed Republican party congressional candidate in CD7, has filed for the United States Senate under the the Independence Party banner.
Menze has already snagged one political party's endorsement. On May 22, the Post Bulletin printed Whig party provides a political alternative, a letter to the editor announcing that a different third part had endorsed Menze:
The Minnesota Whig party convention was held May 20. The Whig party has a proud history in national and state politics. Four U.S. presidents were Whigs: William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. Also, the first territorial governor of Minnesota was a Whig.
The big news is that we endorsed Glen Menze as our candidate for the U.S. Senate. Glen is an experienced campaigner who is both fiscally conservative and socially moderate. His main issues are fiscal responsibility, campaign reform, health care, and banking reform.
On health care, he supports universal access to basic medical care with payment on a sliding scale. The Whig party also supports energy independence, tax code simplification, and a strong national defense.
Kurt Bills must be quaking in his boots from this challenge by a former Republican.
Image: Bluestem has chosen a painting of a memorable Whig leader to illustrate this post. William Henry Harrison. According to his Wikipedia entry: