The one-time car salesman from Crown became the GOP’s most powerful leader after taking Republicans from minority status to a 72-seat majority in the Minnesota House. Rep. Kurt Daudt, 41, becomes the second-most powerful politician in Minnesota, behind Gov. Mark Dayton. “It is the greatest honor of my life to be elected to be the next speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives,” Daudt said.
There will be competition among Republicans for who leads the party’s new House majority. Minority Leader Kurt Daudt of Crown and former Majority Leader Matt Dean of Dellwood both say they’re running to be House speaker when the Legislature returns to action. They are asking for support from the 72-member caucus, which meets Friday to pick its leadership.
Democrats who won legislative majorities in Tuesday’s election are picking their top leaders.
Minneosta Senate Republicans have elected Dave Senjem of Rochester as their new majority leader.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Majority House leader Matt Dean came to the WCCO Sunday Morning Show, just before the storm hit the Twin Cities.
ST. PAUL (AP) — State Senate Republicans are picking a majority leader for the first time since the early 1970s. The Senate GOP caucus meets privately at the Capitol Friday to organize as the majority […]