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Downey wins re-election as Republican Party chair by default

Downey wins re-election as Republican Party chair by default

Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Keith Downey was re-elected to a second term on Saturday, defeating Neil Lynch and Bill Jungbauer on the first ballot at the Republican Party of Minnesota State Central Committee meeting at Olson Middle School in Bloomington. Downey announced his intention to seek another term as chair […]

Lynch to run for chair of Republican Party

Lynch to run for chair of Republican Party

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 […]

MN GOP leadership elections start to heat up

MN GOP leadership elections start to heat up

The elections for the party officers of the Republican Party of Minnesota are this Saturday and the races are starting to heat-up. Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Keith Downey is running for re-election. Bill Jungbauer, the former chair of the 2nd Congressional District Republicans, is also a candidate. Republicans following […]

Jungbauer to run for chair of Republican Party

Jungbauer to run for chair of Republican Party

Bill Jungbauer, who previoulsy served in the leadership of the 2nd and 4th Congressional District Republicans, said today he will be a candidate for chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Jungbauer is the first candidate to challenge incumbent Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Keith Downey for re-election. The election […]

A good day of turbulence for the Republican Party

A good day of turbulence for the Republican Party

A sign of growing turbulence inside the Republican Party of Minnesota was on display today, as two members of the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Executive Committee lost their bids for re-election. Dave Thul, a member of the committee from the 1st Congressional District and Pat Anderson, a member of […]

Sawalich to exit as president of Freedom Club

Sawalich to exit as president of Freedom Club

Brandon Sawalich, the President of the Freedom Club, announced last week he will not seek a third term. The Freedom Club is “a 501c4 non-profit corporation organized to educate the public about conservative principles and economic prosperity.” The Freedom Club also supports political candidates through a state and federal PAC. In […]

New GOP TV Ads: “Give It Back” or “Downey for Governor”

New GOP TV Ads: “Give It Back” or “Downey for Governor”

The Republican Party of Minnesota’s new “Give It Back” campaign, focused on encouraging Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature to return all of the projected $1.9 billion budget surplus to taxpayers, continues to create turbulence for Republicans. As previously reported, the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Executive Committee had a conference […]

Republican Party to launch “Give It Back” campaign tomorrow

Republican Party to launch “Give It Back” campaign tomorrow

Additional details have started to emerge about the new advertising campaign from the Republican Party of Minnesota focused on encouraging Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature to return all of the projected $1.9 billion budget surplus to taxpayers. The Republican Party of Minnesota has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow […]