Local

St. Louis Commissioner Joins Minn. Senate Race

View Comments
Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul, st paul, generic, government

(credit: Mark Erickson/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Take Your Turkey To The Next Level
  2. The Largest Gathering Of 'Elves' In Bangkok
  3. 4 Things To Know For Nov. 26, 2014
  4. WCCO Interview: 'White Christmas' At Orpheum Theatre
  5. Sleeping Disorders Could Be Behind Behavioral Issues In Kids

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. (AP) — A Republican commissioner from northern Minnesota’s St. Louis County is officially launching his bid to be the GOP’s candidate for U.S. Senate.

Chris Dahlberg of Duluth launches his campaign Thursday on the front porch of a home in the Twin Cities suburb of New Brighton. He signaled his candidacy last month but held off from formally entering the race until closer to his planned Oct. 1 retirement from the U.S. Army Reserve.

Dahlberg is chairman of the St. Louis County Board, and says his experience as a Republican in a strongly Democratic part of the state would make him a good candidate to challenge the incumbent Democrat, Sen. Al Franken.

Other Republican candidates include state Sen. Julianne Ortman, state Rep. Jim Abeler and businessman Mike McFadden.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,987 other followers