Neil Lynch, chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota, announced today he will run for chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota.
Lynch will face incumbent Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Keith Downey and Bill Jungbauer, the former chair of the 2nd Congressional District Republicans in Saturday’s election for chair.
The party officer elections will occur at the Republican Party of Minnesota State Central Committee meeting at Olson Middle School in Bloomington.
In a statement from announcing his candidacy, Lynch said the “Republican Party of Minnesota is at a crossroads. We’re hampered by debt, we continue to lose statewide elections, and member morale is at an all-time low.” “It’s easy to point fingers and blame individuals, but the fact is our party has been in decline for some time,” added Lynch.
As I noted in a previous post today, Republicans have been speculating that additional candidates may run for chair against Downey. As always, please check back to politics.mn for additional information.