It's not enough to merely nominate Allen Quist in a primary; tomorrow, the First District Republicans will meet in their second endorsement convention in Mankato, following a fundraiser starring radio personality and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer.
Mark Fischenich of the Mankato Free Press reports in If at first you don't succeed, try endorsing, endorsing again:
Republicans from the 1st Congressional District, who are believed to have set a Minnesota record for longest GOP congressional endorsing convention April 21-22, are going to extend the mark Saturday in Mankato.
The 14-hour, 23-ballot epic endorsement marathon between Allen Quist and Mike Parry — which began at noon April 21 and ended in a stalemate just before 2 a.m. April 22 — will, sort of, become a 24-ballot, 118-day endorsement process around 7 p.m. . . .
. . .The delegates meeting in Mankato Saturday — this time at the Mankato Place Event Center, 12 Civic Center Plaza — are expected to overwhelmingly [to pick Allen Quist].
For Minnesota conservatives who have blamed the Republican Party's woes on Emmer's run--like former deputy chair and original Mike Parry campaign manager--the event may be the nadir of conservative politics in the First.
We'll see what sort of money the Delano Republican will bring in.
Photo: Tom Emmer, fundraiser for the First.