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.
WASHINGTON — The first quarter fundraising deadline was Tuesday, giving us an update on the money race in all the major contests around Minnesota seven months ahead of Election Day.
Emmer, the GOP’s 2010 gubernatorial nominee, has the money, the endorsements, and the delegates. But Phil Krinkie and Rhonda Sivarajah will likely take their primary chances.
WASHINGTON — Republican members and candidates posted big fundraising numbers at the end of 2013.
Tom Emmer, Phil Krinkie and Rhonda Sivarajah remain in the race.
WASHINGTON — The two Minnesota Republicans running for re-election have more than $1.3 million on hand for their campaigns.
Lillie, a former state senator, takes over from Phil Krinkie, who stepped down to run for Congress in the 6th District.
The head of the conservative Taxpayers League of Minnesota had run for the seat in 2006.
In 2006, he competed for the GOP endorsement for the 6th District congressional seat, losing to Bachmann.
WASHINGTON — A GOP strategist passes on an early list of potential candidates.
Several hundred conservatives braved the weather to hear Herman Cain. Later, dozens of Viking fans lined Capitol hallways.