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.
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.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Daniel Justesen on 07/31/2008 - 12:09 pm.

    there have been other cross endorsements by various levels of Minnesota’s Independence Party over the last few weeks and several other candidates have approached the Party.

    Stay tuned!

    Dan Justesen
    MNIP Vice Chair

  2. Submitted by Nancy Gertner on 08/01/2008 - 12:00 am.

    The national news this week has not been good on justice, fiscal responsibility, protecting the environment, and generally preserving the democratic process.

    So the endorsements of Tinklenberg and Sarvi seem a very smart move by MNIP to help elect representatives of the people and their core values.

    It’s a rare day when either Rep. Bachmann or Rep. Kline votes in a way that reflects the values of most of the citizens in their district. Their voting records indicate they went to DC to represent the Republican Party, not the people of their districts.

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