Tom Emmer won the endorsement of the CD6 Republicans today with 76% of the vote on Saturday April 12, 2014.
Congratulations to him, his family, and his campaign team for a well run and successful campaign.
Chairman Yurczyk had the following to say,
"The CD6 Republicans congratulate Tom Emmer on earning our endorsment on Saturday. Mr. Emmer received 76% of the vote on the first ballot. We appreciate the time and effort he spent travelling the district to meet with delegates and gain their support.
We look forward to working alongside Mr. Emmer to help him spread his message of fiscal discipline to voters throughout the 6th District. His straight-talk and unmatched work-ethic make him uniquely positioned to earn the support of voters in the Primary and on Election Day."
Tom Emmer won the 6th Congressional District Republican straw poll conducted at tonight’s precinct caucuses.
“Congratulations to tonight’s winner, Tom Emmer,” said Luke Yurczyk Chairman of the 6th Congressional District Republicans. “Tonight’s caucuses are the start of a process that will culminate in the endorsement of a candidate at our 6th District convention. We look forward to carrying the energy of our caucus attendees through the convention season and on to Election Day. We also want to thank our BPOU volunteers, caucus conveners, and attendees for their hard work in orchestrating this important grassroots process.
With over 2100 caucus attendees voted in the CD6 Straw Poll, a non-binding preference poll of caucus attendees in precincts throughout the 6th Congressional District. The 6th Congressional District Republican Convention will be held on Saturday, April 12th at the Monticello High School. Delegates to that convention will vote on which candidate will receive the Republican endorsement in the race to succeed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
Results with 100% of Precincts reporting.
Congresswoman Bachmann announced her decision not to seek a 5th term in Congress this morning.
CD6 Republicans leadership released this statement:
"We thank Congresswoman Bachmann for her years of hard work for the people of the 6th congressional district and her unflinching commitment to conservative principles. Her voice and tireless efforts will be missed in Congress, but we trust she will continue to be a strong advocate for conservative, Constitutional government. "
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By T.W. Budig at the Star News
Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann visited the State Capitol on Monday, March 18, to advocate for two north metro transportation projects.
Flanked by a semi-circle of Republican legislators and local leaders, Bachmann pushed for funding lane additions on Interstate 94 — a business-life artery, said one business leader — and dollars for improvements on heavily traveled Highway 10.
“One thing we all know is politics is a team sport,” said Bachmann, touting her own efforts by citing hundreds of meetings with district officials and speaking of shared resolve on transportation.
A parade of business leaders stepped to the podium to stress the importance of Highway 10 and I-94 to their businesses.
Chair: Luke Yurczk
Deputy Chair: Heather Todd
State Vice Chair: Jen Niska
Treasurer & Finance Director: Andy Aplikowski (Designee to be appointed March 26)
Secretary: Evan Siljander
Outreach Coordinator: Stacy Morse
Wright County Vice Chair: Jameson Wakefield
Carver County Vice Chair: Frank Long
Benton County Vice Chair: Carol Rupar
Stearns County Vice Chair: Tom Ellenbecker
Sherburne County Vice Chair: Joel Gindele
Anoka County Vice Chair: Jim Bendtsen
Washington County Vice Chair: Eric Langness
CD6 Representative Nick Zerwas 30A was profiled by ABC Newspapers.
Elk River Republican State Rep. Nick Zerwas, District 30A, is a rookie in the Minnesota Legislature this session, but he is learning the ropes very quickly by introducing several bills.
The 32-year-old state legislator looks at his role as another challenge in life and he has had many.
Many may not know that Zerwas has been battling heart problems all of his life. He has had 10 open heart surgeries, the last one being in 2007. He was even on the heart transplant list at a younger age.
Zerwas is a champion of community service and does not regard his health issues as an impediment to success in politics. “I hit my doors last summer during the campaign when door knocking,” he proudly says. Traveling from his office in the State Office Building to the State Capitol, Zerwas admits that reaching the incline in the tunnel is also challenging.
Being in the minority party has not stopped Zerwas from cranking out legislation in three major areas:
From the Minnesota House Republicans.
Minnesota's economy continues to improve thanks to the fiscal restraint & pro-growth policies of the 2011-2012 Republican majorities. A $5 billion dollar 2012-2013 deficit has turned into a $2.8 billion dollar surplus. SOURCE