Anthony Hernandez of St. Paul plans to run against U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar next year.
Hernandez, 32, is the third GOP candidate to come forward with plans to seek the party nomination to run against the popular Klobuchar. He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate last year, losing to DFL incumbent Sen. Dick Cohen.
Hernandez said he lost his job in the mortgage industry and then lost his home and car; he’s opposed to the stimulus programs and bank bailouts and says the government actions are “destroying the American Dream for our children and we must change course now!”
Other Republicans who’ve said they will run against Klobuchar are Dan Severson, a former four-term legislator from Sauk Rapids who ran for secretary of state last year, and Joe Arwood, a city council member in St. Bonifacius.