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Democrat Sarvi cross-endorsed by Independence Party

The Independence Party of Minnesota has endorsed Steve Sarvi for Congress from the south metro Second Congressional District, according to Sarvi and the IP. Read more…

The Independence Party of Minnesota has endorsed Steve Sarvi for Congress from the south metro Second Congressional District, according to Sarvi and the IP.
 
Sarvi, former mayor of Watertown, is already the DFL endorsee. He is running against John Kline, the Republican incumbent who is seeking a fourth term.
 
“The Independence Party occasionally endorses a candidate from a different party when we do not have a candidate from our own party,” said Marian Brown, Second District chair.  “To be cross-endorsed, the candidate must agree with at least 75 percent of our key issues and meet several other qualifications. We look forward to having Steve Sarvi represent us in Congress.” The party’s core values include preserving the democratic process, justice, social inclusiveness, fiscal responsibility and protecting the environment.”
 
The IP of Minnesota, the party made famous by Jesse Ventura, has also cross-endorsed Democrat Elwyn Tinklenberg in his Sixth District race against incumbent Republican Michele Bachmann.