ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republican caucus attendees have expressed their preferences for their party’s Senate and governor candidates.
Straw poll figures were still coming in late Tuesday. With three-quarters of local Republican party units reporting, state Sen. Julianne Ortman led among Senate hopefuls. Former state Rep. Marty Seifert had an edge among gubernatorial candidates.READ MORE: Ex-Teacher Gets 12 Years For Secretly Videotaping Undressed Students On Field Trips
The votes aren’t binding, but they are an early measure of support. The party will settle on nominees later this year to take on Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton. Some Republicans say they’ll take their campaigns to an August primary, no matter what.READ MORE: Gov. Walz: State To Begin Administering Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Booster Shots
Democrats and the Independence Party also held caucuses as did some minor parties. But the GOP was alone with a straw poll.MORE NEWS: Wisconsin Audit Finds Elections Are 'Safe And Secure'
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