Minnesota GOP seeks victory as convention opens in Rochester
(ABC 6 News) — The MN GOP State Convention is underway at the Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester.
Minnesota GOP delegates endorsed their first candidate, Ryan Wilson for state auditor. The Maple Grove attorney was unopposed.
Kim Crockett won the endorsement for secretary of state. Jim Schultz, an attorney who has never run for elected office, won a dramatic endorsement battle for attorney general over 2018 GOP nominee Doug Wardlow.
GOP attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow dropped out of endorsement battle…Jim Schultz was endorsed by acclamation after four rounds of balloting. He was at 59% on last ballot. Wardlow stopped short of dropping out of the race. Primary likely against Schultz and Dennis Smith. pic.twitter.com/Z1etP9RBp6— Tom Hauser (@thauserkstp) May 14, 2022
The endorsement for governor will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. They will have 9 hours to endorse a Gov candidate with a deadline of 6 p.m.
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After a protracted debate over whether to use paper or electronic ballots (they decided on electronic), MN GOP delegates at the Republican State Convention in Rochester endorsed their first candidate, Ryan Wilson for state auditor. The Maple Grove attorney was unopposed. pic.twitter.com/8ZzgHibBGg— Tom Hauser (@thauserkstp) May 13, 2022