Your guide to the Republican and Democratic state conventions Politics Briana Bierschbach St. Paul May 31, 2018 A voter takes a sticker after casting his ballot at Bryn Mawr Community School in Minneapolis 2016. Nov 08, 2016 At the DFL convention in Rochester on Sunday, the DFL officially voted to reject the Republicans Marriage Amendment that would formally place a form of discrimination against law abiding citizens into our State Constitution.
Jun 01, 2018 PAUL, Minn. (AP) Democratic and Republican activists are gathering at political conventions over the weekend to pick their favored candidates to replace outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton this fall, but their say may not be the final word in During the 2018 state convention, the DFL delegates voted to endorse Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith for Senate, Erin Murphy and Erin Maye Quade for governor and lieutenant governor, Matt Pelikan for Attorney General, as well as Steve Simon for Secretary of State and Julie Blaha for State Auditor.
The Minnesota DFL supports and elects leaders who embody the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party and the people of Minnesota. But other speakers U. S. Rep. Tim Walz, Gov. Dfl state convention 2012 republican Dayton, state Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, state Sen. Scott Dibble, among others, stole the show as they passionately took on Republicans and Republican legislative goals and GOPbacked constitutional amendments. The Republican Party of Minnesota held its nominating convention in May 2012 and held its Senate primary on August 14, 2012.
Candidates Declared. Kurt Bills, state representative; won May 2012 convention nomination; David Carlson, former Marine Corps sergeant; candidate in August 2012 primary. In Duluth, Republican convention delegates endorsed state Rep. Jim Newberger to challenge Klobuchar and state Sen. Karin Housley to take on Smith. Its rare for voters to see both U. S. Senate seats on the ballot, since senators hold staggered sixyear terms.