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Sivarajah gets Republican Women Alliance endorsement in 6th District congressional race

Rhonda Sivarajah, who didn’t get the party’s endorsement, plans to run in a primary against Tom Emmer as the GOP works to retain Michele Bachmann’s seat.

Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah has been endorsed by the national Republican Women Alliance in her bid for the 6th District congressional seat now held by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

Bachmann isn’t seeking reelection; Tom Emmer, former candidate for governor, received the 6th District GOP Party endorsement last month. Sivarajah plans to run in a primary. Former legislator Phil Krinkie, now Taxpayers League chair, also might run in the primary.

Sivarajah says she’ll work to cut spending and repeal the Affordable Care Act if elected.

The Republican Women Alliance says it was founded to “give women a strong voice in the Republican Party, to provide campaign financial support to the campaigns of Republican women, to encourage more women to seek office in the Republican party, to educate and train newcomers.”