SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — Today, the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota [rlcmn.org], a state affiliate of the Republican Liberty Caucus, announced endorsements for 12 candidates who will restore fiscal responsibility, individual liberty, and reduced size to government.
"Our state government is living well beyond its means, and Minnesotans are feeling the consequences of the DFL-led legislature's inability to set the state's spending priorities given the realities of current revenues," said state RLC Chairman David FitzSimmons.
The caucus endorsed Rep. Tom Emmer for Governor, Pat Anderson for State Auditor, Rep. Dan Severson for Secretary of State, and Lee Byberg for the Seventh Congressional District.
Incumbents endorsed by the Caucus include Rep. Ron Shimanski, House District 18B and Sen. Chris Gerlach, Senate District 37.
Challengers endorsed by the Caucus include Dave Kruse, House District 23B; Doug Wardlow, House District 38B; Dale Helm, House District 51B; Mark Fotsch, House District 54A; Andrea Kieffer, House District 56B and Krysia Weidell, Senate District 67.
"The strength of this slate is a testament to those who remember and respect the principles that founded our country since they are running to preserve our freedoms here in The North Star State," concluded Chairman FitzSimmons.
Founded in 1990, the Republican Liberty Caucus works to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free enterprise within the Republican Party. The Minnesota Chapter was chartered in 2003.
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About RLCMN: The purpose of the Republican Liberty Caucus is to advance the principles of limited government, individual liberty and free markets within the Republican Party. It is a political membership organization that is independent of the Republican National Committee, but works within the party to achieve liberty.
Our goals are to promote caucus membership to activists and candidates who support the RLC’s agenda, identify and support limited government Republicans for political office, and guide the direction of the Republican Party to reflect this vision.