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11 Sep
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MN GOP Statement on Anniversary of 9/11

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Republican Party of Minnesota released the following statement:

“Today marks the 20th year anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our country. Please join the Republican Party of Minnesota in honoring and remembering those that lost their lives in the horrific attacks 20 years ago. We are forever indebted to the first responders who bravely risked their lives and the veterans who answered the call to serve. We will never forget.”

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For Immediate Release
September 11th, 2021
Contact: Tyler Dunn
402-871-8705
[email protected]

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30 Aug
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Republican Party of Minnesota Letter of Intent to Aug. 30th Meeting Organizers

The intention of this letter is to reiterate the determination made by the Republican Party of
Minnesota’s State Executive Committee on August 24th that the call issued for a meeting of the State Central Committee on Monday, August 30th is not valid.
This determination was made for the following reasons:

1. Article II, Section 2 of the Republican Party of Minnesota’s bylaws require notice to delegates of at least ten days for a State Central meeting. This would require that the call be issued by 6:00 PM on Friday, August 20th. As it turns out, the calls were clearly issued several hours after this time. Furthermore, many individuals (including an Executive Committee member) stated that they never received a meeting call.
2. Since the issuance of the call, twenty-two (of the original sixty-six) delegates calling for the meeting have rescinded their calls in writing, many claiming that they did not understand that by providing their name they were actually calling for a State Central meeting. This resulted in an insufficient number of delegates (44) calling for the meeting to reach the required threshold of 15% of the State Central delegates (50).

Despite this determination, I and several other Executive Committee members will be attending the August 30th event in Waconia. We understand that this is not an official State Central Committee meeting and that no motions will be considered to be in order at any point during this event (including for acceptance of any reports). We understand that the agenda for the event will be as follows:

1. Officer Reports (of those that are present)
2. State Executive Committee Report
3. Presentation of information of processes to prepare for the State Central Committee meeting to
be held no later than October 3, 2021
4. Question and Answer Period
5. Party Officer candidate speeches (3 minutes each)

If needed by the event organizers I am available to emcee during these agenda items.
I look forward to a productive discussion on Monday, and to the election of a new Republican Party of Minnesota Chair on October 2nd.

Thank you,

Carleton Crawford
Deputy Chair, Republican Party of Minnesota

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14 Aug
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MN GOP Statement on Arrest of Gisela Medina

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement:

“The arrest and charges involving Ms. Gisela Castro Medina, in conjunction with Thursday’s arrest and sex trafficking charges of Mr. Anton Lazzaro are heinous and disturbing. Conviction of these charges warrants punishment to the fullest extent of the law and we fully anticipate justice will be served.

“While we work for the same cause, the Republican Party of Minnesota has no jurisdiction over the Minnesota College Republicans, including the chapter at the University of St. Thomas. Minnesota CR chapters are independently run organizations.

“We stand with victims of sex trafficking and encourage anyone with information to contact the FBI Minneapolis Division at 763-569-8000.”

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For Immediate Release
August 14th, 2021

Contact: Tyler Dunn
402-871-8705
[email protected]

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13 Aug
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MN GOP Statement on Anton Lazzaro Indictment

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement:

“If the allegations against Mr. Anton Lazzaro are true, this is an abhorrent act that we condemn in the highest possible terms.

“The Republican Party of Minnesota will be donating the contributions that Mr. Lazzaro has given our organization to charity.

“Sex trafficking is a heinous act that preys on victims of all ages, races, and backgrounds, and warrants severe punishment by our judicial system. A full investigation is necessary to ensure due process is provided to all parties involved.”

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For Immediate Release
August 13th, 2021

Contact: Tyler Dunn
402-871-8705
[email protected]

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11 Aug
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MN GOP Statement on Minneapolis DFL Chair Devin Hogan

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement:

“The chaos, destruction, and attacks on the Minneapolis Police Department last summer caused more harm than good in our long-term outlook to improve relationships between the community and the police.

“Mr. Hogan’s statement that burning Minneapolis’s third precinct was a “genuine revolutionary moment” and an “act of our righteousness” is further demonstration that the Democrats believe destruction is the pathway to change.

“We are not a nation founded on destruction, hate, and disregard for our laws. We are a nation founded on love, hope, inclusivity, and working together to do better.

“The MN DFL and its leaders have lost their way with their continued push to defund the police. It’s time to truly put the betterment of our state and communities first.”

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For Immediate Release
August 10th, 2021

Contact: Tyler Dunn
402-871-8705
[email protected]

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11 Aug
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MN GOP Statement on National Day of Action

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement:

“On Saturday, July 31st the Republican Party of Minnesota will join in a National Day of Action to discuss issues, distribute our message, and engage with Minnesota voters door to door. Hundreds of volunteers will deploy from Albert Lea to Anoka – St. Louis County to Maple Grove and all across Minnesota to kick-off our 2022 election efforts.

“Over the past two election cycles, our Party has strategically invested in building out a comprehensive statewide operation, resulting in more than seven million direct voter contacts. From flipping three congressional seats from Democrat to Republican (MN-01, MN-07, MN-08) to holding our majority in the Minnesota Senate and winning back five seats in the Minnesota House, we are poised and ready to win statewide races next year.

“Electing conservative leaders that will put Minnesota’s families, children, and businesses, and the well-being of our great country first will always be a top priority for our party.
“After years of Governor Walz’s left-wing anti-Minnesota, anti-business, anti-parental rights, and abuse of emergency powers to issue hurtful arbitrary edicts, we are confident our advance work will yield results with Minnesotans of all backgrounds who will vote Republican in 2022 and put Minnesota back on the right track for the next generation.”

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For Immediate Release
July 30th, 2021

Contact: Tyler Dunn
402-871-8705
[email protected]

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11 Aug
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MN GOP Statement on Rep. John Thompson

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement:

“Since July 4th, Rep. John Thompson has had multiple opportunities to take accountability for his decisions, choices, and actions. Instead of doing the right thing by resigning his position in the State House, Rep. Thompson continues to dig his heels in.

“As the highest level of leaders in the MN DFL call for his resignation, including Governor Tim Walz, and Chair Ken Martin, the responsibility now lies with Speaker Melissa Hortman and Democrat Leadership to hold Rep. Thompson accountable.”

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For Immediate Release
July 18, 2021
Contact: Tyler Dunn
402-871-8705
[email protected]

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11 Aug
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MN GOP Statement on Rep. John Thompson

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Republican Party of Minnesota released the following statement:

“The Republican Party of Minnesota is calling for the resignation of DFL Representative John Thomspon after the uncovering of his four domestic assault cases by FOX 9.

“Our elected officials should be held to the highest standard of citizenship and Rep. Thompson has consistently failed to meet that standard during his time in office.

“Rep. Thompson’s actions are inexcusable and his constituents deserve full representation at the Minnesota House of Representatives.”

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For Immediate Release
July 17, 2021
Contact: Tyler Dunn
402-871-8705
[email protected]

 

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11 Aug
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MN GOP Statement on Rep. John Thompson

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement:

“We call on Rep. John Thompson to allow the body cam footage from his traffic stop to be released by the St. Paul Police Department to give transparency to the situation and issue an apology to the department.

“Thompson’s vitriolic actions and language last summer in Hugo to the uncertainties of his actual residency need to be addressed, answered, and explained.

“Nobody is above the law and Minnesotans deserve honest representation in the state legislature.”

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For Immediate Release
July 12, 2021
Contact: Tyler Dunn
402-871-8705
[email protected]

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11 Aug
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MN GOP Statement on Congressman Jim Hagedorn

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding Congressman Jim Hagedorn’s Cancer Reoccurrence Announcement:

“Congressman Jim Hagedorn has led with an unwavering commitment to southern Minnesota since he was elected to office in 2018. As his wife and biggest cheerleader, I couldn’t be more proud of my husband’s fighting spirit, passion for America, and love for his district.

“In his time in Congress I’ve not seen a stronger champion and more committed leader than Jim and we look forward to continuing our support of Jim for years to come.

“We appreciate the prayers, outpouring of support, kindness, and positive encouragement as we continue to fight cancer and fight for Minnesota.”

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For Immediate Release
July 7, 2021
Contact: Tyler Dunn
402-871-8705
[email protected]

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