GOP Candidates to Make Stops Across Minnesota

Updated: 06/02/2014 7:04 AM
Created: 06/01/2014 7:15 PM
By: Cassie Hart

GOP U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden (R-MN) will take part in a fly around Monday across Minnesota.

McFadden, who has been given the GOP party nod to challenge Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), will make stops that include St. Paul, Duluth, Virginia, Bemidji and Fargo.

GOP candidate for governor Marty Seifert and lieutenant governor candidate Representative Pam Myhra also take part in the fly around. They will also file for office Monday morning.

  •  8:30 a.m. - St. Paul, State Office Building, Room 181, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul
  • 10:55 a.m. – Duluth, Duluth International Airport at Monaco Air, 4535 Airport Approach Rd, Duluth
  • 12:15 p.m. – Virginia, Eveleth/Virginia Regional Airport at Taconite Aviation, 4280 Miller Trunk Rd, Eveleth
  • 1:30 p.m. – Bemidji, Bemidji Regional Airport, 3824 Moberg Dr NW, Bemidji
  • 3:15 p.m. – Fargo, Fargo Jet Center, 3802 20th St N, Fargo

The GOP convention took 10 ballots to endorse McFadden for Senate and four to back Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson for governor. McFadden's win spares him a hard primary fight, but Johnson will face former state Rep. Marty Seifert, businessman Scott Honour and former House Speaker Kurt Zellers in the Aug. 12 primary.

Dayton and Franken were unopposed for the DFL Party's endorsement at their state convention, so they can focus on turnout in November.

Honour and Karin Housley, Republican candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, will file with the Secretary of State at 10 a.m.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: KSTP/File

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