Republicans Vie At Convention To Be Franken's Foe After elaborate videos, sharp-toned speeches and even indoor fireworks, Minnesota Republicans are voting to back a candidate for U.S. Senate. Half a dozen candidates vied Friday for the GOP endorsement at the state convention, with the winner likely having to overcome an August primary challenge to face Democratic Sen. Al Franken in November.
Severson Gains GOP Support For Secretary Of State A former legislator is the Minnesota Republican Party's choice to run in an open secretary of state's race, grabbing the endorsement Friday when his only rival exited the race. Ex-Rep. Dan Severson secured the backing at the state party convention, the second time he is trying for the key state elections
Opinion: The RNC Must Allow Ron Paul To Speak At The ConventionPaul not only speaks to many people but also for many people. He has earned his right to speak – regardless of the rules and politics.
Paul Gets Warm Welcome At Minn. GOP Convention U.S. Rep. Ron Paul got a very warm welcome at Minnesota's Republican Convention even though he's not the party's presumed presidential nominee.