A gathering of Republicans in Minneapolis Saturday will look at the future of the Liberty Movement within the Republican Party of Minnesota.
The “Liberty Forum” was planned before the election, organizers say, and will include many supporters of Ron Paul, the libertarian with a small l, whose supporters have made great inroads in the Minnesota GOP.
Much to the chagrin of establishment Republicans, the Paulites dominated the state’s delegation to the RNC and cast 33 of Minnesota’s 40 votes for Paul.
Said Mark Johnson, chair of the state Senate District 61 Republicans:
“We planned the Liberty Forum before the election because, win or lose, the most significant debate in Minnesota politics is taking place within the Republican Party between the ‘Liberty Republicans’ and the party establishment.
“Even had Republicans captured the White House and held its majorities in the Minnesota House and Senate, the Forum would have been valuable. Given the results of the election, it is more important than ever that Republicans have grounding in, and understanding of, what the Liberty Movement is all about as we discuss the future of the MNGOP.”
About 100 people are expected at the forum, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.