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Miller gets GOP endorsement

First District Republicans selected Aaron Miller to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Walz at their endorsing convention in Albert Lea earlier this month. Miller is an Army veteran and account manager for rEVO Biologics, a biopharmaceutical company.

You can learn more about Aaron at his campaign website. For media coverage of Miller's endorsement and his tour around the First District, click here.

Seifert, Ortman Win 2014 MNGOP Caucus Straw Polls

STATEWIDE RESULTS:
With 96% of BPOUs reporting, Minnesota Gubernatorial candidate, Marty Seifert, emerged as the winner of the 2014 MNGOP Caucus Gubernatorial straw poll with 28% of the vote. He was followed closely by Dave Thompson with 26% of the vote.

U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman won the 2014 MNGOP Caucus Senatorial straw poll with 31% of the vote. Mike McFadden came in 2nd place with 23%.

See the complete statewide results here: http://mngop.com/precinct-caucus-straw-poll-results-percent/

NICOLLET COUNTY RESULTS:
Out of 90 ballots cast for Governor, Marty Seifert was the clear winner with 54 votes. Jeff Johnson finished 2nd with 14 votes. Other candidates receiving votes included Dave Thompson with 5, Kurt Zellers with 5, Scott Honour with 2, and 10 were Undecided.

Julianne Ortman was the winner of the Senate straw poll with 25 votes. Chris Dahlberg finished in 2nd place with 20 votes. Other candidates receiving votes included Mike McFadden with 15, Jim Abeler with 13, Harold Shudlick with 1 and 18 were Undecided.

Thank you very much for participating!

We look forward to seeing all of the newly elected delegates and alternates at our BPOU Convention on Feburary 22nd at Jesus Assembly of God Church in Saint Peter. You should have received a copy of the official convention call at the caucus with the full details of the convention after you were elected as a delegate or an alternate.

Precinct Caucuses on February 4th!

COME TO THE 2014 NICOLLET COUNTY GOP PRECINCT CAUCUSES
Tuesday evening, February 4th, 7:00 PM.

You are eligible to participate in the Nicollet County Republican precinct caucuses if:

• You reside in Nicollet County;
• You are an eligible Minnesota voter;
• You will be at least 18 by Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, 2014; AND 
• You identify as a Republican.

Be part of the process! Have your voice heard!

At the precinct caucus you and your neighbors will:
1. Vote for your favorite Republican candidate for Governor and U.S. Senate (“Straw Poll”);
2. Elect delegates to represent your wishes at the next level conventions. 
These delegates will be endorsing the party's legislative candidate and also electing delegates 
to endorse Congressional District and State candidates; AND
3. Decide which platform resolutions are forwarded to that party's next level conventions.

Nicollet County Precinct Caucus locations:
St. Peter North Intermediate School: All St. Peter precincts, and the Townships of Traverse & Oshawa

South Central College, Heritage Hall, North Mankato: All Mankato & North Mankato precincts and Belgrade Township

Norseland Evangelical Lutheran Church: Townships of Lake Prairie, New Sweden, and Granby

Nicollet Public School: Nicollet & Courtland and the Townships of Courtland & Nicollet

Lafayette Community Center: Lafayette and the Townships of Bernadotte, Brighton, Lafayette, Ridgely, & West Newton

Use the Caucus Finder if you do not know which location to go to: http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

Convention Season Coming Up Fast!

A number of important conventions are coming up in the first half of 2014. Please mark the following on your calendars:

NICOLLET COUNTY GOP CONVENTION - February 22, 2014 at Jesus Assembly of God in St. Peter. Starts at 9:00 am.
Main order of business - elect delegates to the CD1 and State Conventions.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1 (CD1) GOP CONVENTION - April 5, 2014 at Southwest Middle School in Albert Lea.
Main order of business – endorse a candidate for U.S. Congress.
The weekend will begin Friday night, April 4, 2014, with a dinner and candidate forum at Albert Lea’s Wedgewood Cove Golf Club.

MNGOP STATE CONVENTION - May 30th and 31st in Rochester at the Mayo Civic Center.
Main order of business - endorse a candidate for U.S. Senate and Governor.
A State Central Committee Meeting will be held the evening of Thursday, May 29th at the same location.

Updated: Announced Candidates for Governor, US Senate and Congress

In the past year, six Republicans have declared their candidacies for Governor:
Scott Honour, Wayzata businessman
Jeff Johnson, Hennepin County Commissioner and former State Representative
Dave Thompson, State Senator and former radio host from Lakeville
Kurt Zellers, State Representative from Maple Grove and former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Rob Farnsworth, Teacher from Hibbing
Marty Seifert, former Minority Leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives from Marshall and candidate for Governor in 2010

Seven Republican candidates have announced they are seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Al Franken, who narrowly defeated Norm Coleman after a recount in 2008.
Mike McFadden, co-CEO of Minneapolis-based Lazard Middle Market
Jim Abeler, State Representative and chiropractor from Anoka
Julianne Ortman, State Senator from Chanhassen
Chris Dahlberg, St. Louis County Commissioner, attorney and Army veteran from Duluth
Monti Moreno, Bison farmer and former hair salon owner from Stillwater
Harold Shudlick (website available soon), Retired U.S. Army Chaplain and Republican activist from Apple Valley
Phillip C. Parrish, US Navy officer, former teacher and principal from Medford

Finally, three Republican candidates have entered the race for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District seat currently held by Tim Walz.
Mike Benson, State Representative from Rochester
Aaron Miller, Army veteran from Byron and account manager for rEVO Biologics, a small biopharmaceutical company
Jim Hagedorn, former Congressional aide, son of former U.S. Representative Tom Hagedorn and candidate for Congress in 2010 from Blue Earth

This article should not be taken as an endorsement by the Nicollet County GOP for any particular candidate.

Where's Walz?

The author of a recent letter to the Rochester Post Bulletin made a great point: Representative Tim Walz should meet with the people he represents in a town hall, while he is back in Minnesota's 1st District during the congressional recess.
Read the letter here: http://www.postbulletin.com/opinion/letters/walz-should-appear-in-a-town...

If you agree that Walz should hold town halls throughout the district, contact his offices:
Mankato Office
227 E. Main Street, #220
Mankato, MN 56001
507-388-2149

Washington, DC Office
1034 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-2472

Email form is available on his website.

Mark Your Calendars and Get Your Tickets!

Over the past few months, the Blue Earth, Nicollet and Le Sueur County Republicans have been working together to plan a fundraiser dinner event to kick-off the 2014 Campaign Season. Here are the details:

Join Local Legislators, and Candidates for Governor, U.S. Senate and Congress, and other local area Republicans for a fun-filled evening and dinner at:

WHERE: The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center, 119 South Front Street, Mankato, MN 56001.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 17

5:00 - 6:30 Social Hour*
6:30 Dinner (Choice of 10 oz. Top Sirloin Steak or Chicken Alfredo, which you indicate on your ticket)
7:15 Guest Speakers

*Cash Bar Will Be Open

How to Purchase Tickets

Tickets are available for purchase online through the Blue Earth County Republicans: http://www.blueearthcountyrepublicans.org/20130814/2014-campaign-season-.... Tickets are $50 for an individual and $95 for a couple. Each Committee member has tickets to sell so get in touch with one of them if you would rather buy a ticket in person.

Nicollet County Fair and U.S. Senate, Congressional Races Update

This Wednesday, August 7th, the Nicollet County Fair begins at the county fairgrounds in St. Peter. We will have a booth so please stop by and say hello to our dedicated volunteers while you are at the fair. Check our calendar on the left side of the home page for the approximate times we will be manning the booth.

The Minnesota Political Contribution Refund (PCR) program has been reinstated (effective July 1, 2013) as a result of the 2013 legislative session. This presents an opportunity for us to have a well-funded party unit heading into the 2014 election year. Please consider donating to the Nicollet County Republicans so together we can advance our principles and safeguard the freedoms we enjoy. The amount of the refund is $50 per person per calendar year or $100 for a married couple filing a joint refund request form.

We will have Minnesota Department of Revenue refund forms available for you to pick up at our fair booth. Once we receive a donation from you that qualifies for the PCR program, our Treasurer will send or give a receipt to you which you will need in order to get your refund.

Our post address is:
Nicollet County Republicans
P.O. Box 111
St. Peter, MN 56082

In other news, Minnesotans have another candidate to consider for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Al Franken. Yesterday, Republican State Senator Julianne Ortmann of Chanhassen, launched her campaign. Her website: http://julianne.mn/

Another Republican, Aaron Miller, an Army veteran from the Rochester area, is planning to announce his candidacy to challenge Tim Walz early this week. He will be in Mankato at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 6, at the Happy Chef Restaurant, where he will deliver remarks and take questions.

Announced Republican candidates for Governor, U.S. Senate and Congress

In the past few months, several Republicans have declared their candidacies for Governor:
Scott Honour, Wayzata businessman
Jeff Johnson, Hennepin County Commissioner and former State Representative
Dave Thompson, State Senator and former radio host from Lakeville
Kurt Zellers, State Representative from Maple Grove and former Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives

Two candidates have announced they are seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Al Franken, who narrowly defeated Norm Coleman after a recount in 2008.
Mike McFadden, co-CEO of Minneapolis-based Lazard Middle Market
Jim Abeler, State Representative and chiropractor from Anoka

Finally, one Republican candidate has entered the race for Minnesota's 1st Congressional District seat currently held by Tim Walz.
Mike Benson, State Representative from Rochester

This article should not be taken as an endorsement by the Nicollet County GOP for any particular candidate.

New Young Voter Focused PAC in Minnesota

A newly formed PAC in Minnesota, the Youth Leadership PAC, focuses on young voters, an important demographic for Republicans to win a greater share of in future elections. Their mission, as quoted from their website: "The Youth Leadership PAC (YLPAC) is a state political fund dedicated to electing Republican candidates by mobilizing young voters and activists across Minnesota through direct voter contact."

On Saturday evening, July 27, YLPAC is hosting a kickoff event at O'Gara's Bar and Grill in St. Paul. Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Honour, a businessman from Orono and Lakeville State Senator Dave Thompson are guest speakers. 2012 U.S. Senate nominee Kurt Bills will also be there. Other speakers may be announced.

Full kickoff event details are available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/313184638817125/?ref=22
Youth Leadership PAC official website: http://ylpac.org/

*The Youth Leadership PAC and their kickoff event is not officially sponsored or endorsed by the Nicollet County Republicans, but you may find it of interest.*

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