In the last paragraph of First District Republicans to hold endorsing convention for Hagedorn, a short blog post at the Post Bulletin's Political Notebook, PB political reporter Heather Carlson reports:
Republican Party of Olmsted County Chairman Bruce Kaskubar is a member of the committee. He had been leaning towards not holding a convention because of the added cost and expense. He made a motion to not hold a convention but have the committee vote to show their support for Hagedorn. But during the discussion, Kaskubar said some questioned with the Republican Party of Minnesota's constitution required that candidates be formally endorsed in order to receive access to party resources. In the end, he said the committee vote was nearly unanimous in favor of the endorsing convention.
Carlson notes that the convention will take place in Mankato.
According to the pre-primary fundraising report on file with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, the CD1 RPM had $13,266.81 cash on hand on July 21, 2014. The southern Minnesota Republicans not appear to have a federal account registered with the Federal Election Commission.
Hagedorn is challenging Mankato DFLer Tim Walz for the district.
Photo: A recent headline in the Star Tribune. Photo by Stacey Burns.
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