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MN GOP Chairman David Hann on SCOTUS Ruling Against Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

Edina, MN – Today, Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman David Hann issued the following statement on The Supreme Court ruling against Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate: “Today, The Supreme Court ruled against President Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate. This is a major victory for individual liberty, but there is still more work to be done.” “Democrats in cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul continue to push draconian mandates that undermine our liberties and unfairly target the same workers and businesses still recovering from failed Democrat policies. The Republican Party of Minnesota will continue to work towards electing leaders who are committed to…

MN GOP Chairman David Hann on The DFL’s Latest False, Partisan Attacks

Edina, MN – The Republican Party of Minnesota released the following statement on the DFL’s latest false, partisan attacks: “The latest fantastical hyperventilation by the Democrat Party would be laughable but for the fact that they are using false and disingenuous language to accuse Republicans of encouraging violence. It is a sad example of the DFL trying to distract the public from the abject failures in governance by Democrats under President Biden in D.C. and Gov. Tim Walz here in Minnesota. “But rather than try to out-do Democrats’ demagoguery, we remind Minnesotans that there is an election in November. The…

Minnesota GOP on Today’s State Supreme Court Hearing Arguments in MVA v. Ramsey et al.

Edina, MN – Today the Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments in Minnesota Voters Alliance, et al. v. County of Ramsey, et al. The Republican Party of Minnesota, a co-plaintiff in this case, is working to ensure that counties are following state law with respect to the appointing of election judges and the membership of absentee ballot boards. “This case is about ensuring that county and local governments are following the law with respect to election judges and absentee ballot boards. State law clearly provides for our major political parties – both Republicans and Democrats – to help recruit and…

MN GOP Statement on Schools

Edina, MN – Recent news reports show that the long-term effects of Democrat-led shutdowns are costing families hard-earned cash and holding students back academically. According to The Star-Tribune, “…demand for tutors is skyrocketing as schools and parents seek to help students close the learning gaps that resulted from months of online- only instruction…”. “This latest news shows the sad consequences of the shutdown policies pushed by Gov. Tim Walz and the Democrats,” Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman David Hann said. “Republicans have long said that kids needed to be in school learning. Democrats like Gov. Walz kept kids out of…

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

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…

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…

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.” ### For Immediate Release August 13th,…

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…

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…

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.” ### For Immediate Release July 18, 2021…

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

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.” ### For Immediate Release July 12, 2021 Contact: Tyler Dunn 402-871-8705…

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,…

MN GOP Statement on Commissioner Laura Bishop Resignation

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Laura Bishop’s resignation instead of going through a Senate confirmation hearing is telling about her commitment to transparency and the state of Minnesota. “Since her appointment, Bishop unilaterally moved to implement a mandate to model Minnesota’s emission standards after California by raising the cost of vehicles limiting options for Minnesotans. “We applaud Senate Republicans for continuing to work in the best interest of our state to ensure government is always working to put our state’s families, businesses, and opportunities first.” ###…

MN GOP Statement on the End of Special Session

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “During the past year, Minnesotans have been subject to numerous shutdowns and single-handed executive mandates at the hands of Governor Tim Walz and Minnesota Democrats. “It’s unfortunate Democratic leaders continuously proposed radical anti-police reforms and massive tax hikes to fundamentally hurt our state’s working families, businesses, and the public safety of all. “With Senate and House Republicans continuously working in good faith and a bipartisan manner to find solutions by agreeing to a budget that works for all, our state was able to avoid a partial…

Press Release: MN GOP Statement on Iron Range DFL Members Vote Against Union Jobs

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “Minnesota Democratic Representative’s Julie Sandstede, Dave Lislegard, and Mike Sundin shamefully withheld support from creating high-paying union jobs on the Iron Range. “This clearly shows these elected Democratic members are more concerned with growing the size of government and the special interests of the radical members in their own party rather than fighting for union families and growing opportunities in their own districts.” ### For Immediate Release June 22, 2021 Contact: Tyler Dunn 402-871-8705 [email protected]

MN GOP Statement on Juneteenth

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “We are proud that our nation has adopted Juneteenth as a national holiday. The importance of Juneteenth should be a source of pride for every American as we continue to come together to build and celebrate the strength of our great nation.” ### For Immediate Release June 18, 2021 Contact: Tyler Dunn 402-871-8705 [email protected]

MN GOP Statement on Public Safety Polling

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “Since the riots in Minneapolis and St. Paul last year Minnesotans have seen crime skyrocket. “Due to the failed policies of Governor Tim Walz and Mayor Jacob Frey new polling from the Center of the American Experiment shows how little Minnesotans trust Governor Walz and Mayor Jacob Frey to keep them safe. “Clearly Minnesotans do not trust Governor Walz, Mayor Frey, and the DFL’s “Defund the Police” policies to keep them safe. With businesses shuttered and lives lost, it is clear now more than ever the…

MN GOP Statement on Special Session

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “For over a year Minnesota’s small businesses and working families have suffered, students have been adversely impacted and violence has swelled out of control in our state’s largest city. “Instead of putting Minnesotans first, Governor Tim Walz and House Democrats continue to draw out his executive powers and play games with this special session under the guise of “One Minnesota.” “It’s unfortunate that Republicans are continually pressured to negotiate and compromise on bad legislation and spending decisions that work against the best interest of our working…

MN GOP to Host 2022 State Convention in Rochester

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “We are excited to announce our 2022 State Convention will be held at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester next spring. “Rochester is one of Minnesota’s most vibrant cities and we are excited to host this important event in southern Minnesota ahead of the 2022 election.” The convention will be held May 13-14, 2022 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Over 2,200 delegates and alternates from Minnesota’s eight congressional districts will gather to endorse candidates for statewide races: Governor Attorney General Secretary of State State…

MN GOP Statement on Governor Whitmer Visit

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “As Minnesotans maintain personal responsibility to move our state out of the pandemic, tonight Governor Tim Walz and the MN DFL are promoting one of America’s worst Governors, Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, as their keynote speaker at the MN DFL Founders Day virtual fundraiser. “Governor Whitmer led her state to the most jobs lost and businesses shuttered in the nation during the past year and faces a cloud of concern and impropriety following her trip to Florida. “It is beyond concerning that Governor Tim Walz and…

MN GOP Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “Instead of Governor Walz promoting efforts to entice people to get vaccinated with ‘free gifts’ using taxpayer money, Walz should be working to remove the excessive unemployment benefits, incentivizing people to stay home. “With Minnesota’s small businesses struggling to find employees and rebuild, Walz should be encouraging Minnesotans to rejoin the workforce to increase their own individual opportunity and economic opportunities.” ### MN GOP Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives For Immediate Release May 26, 2021 Contact: Minjee Kang 651-341-5585 [email protected]

MN GOP Statement on 2021 Legislative Session

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “With a significant surplus and billions available in federal funds, Gov. Walz and the DFL finally backed down from raising taxes on working Minnesotans to fund their socialist agenda. “Because of Republican’s insistence on no tax increases, employers and employees affected by COVID will have full PPP and pandemic unemployment tax conformity. “The only reason we don’t have an actual budget today is that Gov. Walz and the DFL knew they were coming back in June for a special session to continue his unnecessary emergency powers….

MN GOP Statement on Governor Walz Departing Fishing Opener

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: For over a year Governor “One Minnesota” Walz’s executive mandates destroyed our economy and too many small businesses. While hundreds of thousands in our state fought day by day to make ends meet, Walz sheltered in place in his posh Summit Avenue mansion living off the backs of the taxpayers. The cries for relief and local considerations from the hardworking mom and pop employers were ignored. $7.1 billion in tourism revenues were lost since the beginning of his two weeks to flatten the curve. Walz only…

MN GOP Statement on Ending of Mask Mandate

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “Minnesotans have lived under severe government mandates for the past year, which harmed our economy and businesses, children’s education, senior’s health and the overall vibrancy of our lives. “While the mask mandate is finally lifted in our state, the lasting impact will not soon be forgotten. “Governor Walz had opportunity after opportunity to release his ‘executive powers’ that squashed Minnesotans’ freedoms and our economy. Walz showed us over and over again that he does not think Minnesotans are smart enough to make the best decisions for…

MN GOP Statement on Reapportionment Announcement

MINNEAPOLIS – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “In the past two cycles, Republicans have flipped three congressional seats in Minnesota, including long-time DFL districts MN-01, -07, and -08. No matter what the new districts look like, we are optimistic about our possibilities to flip even more seats in 2022.” ### For Immediate Release April 26th, 2021 Contact: Christine Snell 612-345-2547 [email protected]

MN GOP Statement on Passing of Walter Mondale

MINNEAPOLIS – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “Tonight we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Walter Mondale. “While the country may remember Mondale as a longtime senator from our state or President Jimmy Carter’s Vice President, Minnesotans also know him as a kind and selfless family man as well as champion of higher education and the arts here in Minnesota along with his wife Joan. “In spite of our obvious political differences, there is no denying that Mondale always had the best interests of his fellow Minnesotans at the forefront of…

MN GOP Statement on Rep. Maxine Waters’ Dangerous Rhetoric

MINNEAPOLIS – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “Over the weekend, radical Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California visited Brooklyn Center to encourage protesters to ‘get more confrontational.’ Shortly after Rep. Waters delivered her divisive speech, criminals opened fire on National Guard positions in Minneapolis, wounding two troops. “We call upon Governor Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison, both of whom served with Rep. Waters in the U.S. House, to condemn the Congresswoman’s incendiary remarks and issue a public statement reassuring Minnesota residents that rioting, looting, and other forms of violence will be aggressively quelled…

MN GOP Statement on Gov. Walz’s Tweet

MINNEAPOLIS – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement calling out Governor Tim Walz’s tweet last night: “A Governor’s responsibility is to minimize turmoil, not fan the flames in challenging times. We pray for the family and friends of Daunte Wright, and hope for expediency in the investigation process. “For a Governor to lead by casting blame and perpetuating a narrative of an unknown situation is not only irresponsible, it is conduct unbecoming of a Governor. We call on Governor Tim Walz to censure himself if he is not able to practice the discipline needed to…

MN GOP Elects Chair Carnahan to a Third Term

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Early this afternoon the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Central Committee re-elected Jennifer Carnahan to a third term as Chairwoman of the organization. “I’m honored and humbled that our party’s grassroots base has the continued confidence in me to lead our party for the next two years,” Carnahan said. “Over the last four years we’ve rebuilt our party, expanded our base, eliminated our debt, improved our finances and brought a new energy to our cause.” “As we look ahead to November 8, 2022, we are a party on the rise poised to tip the scales and put…

MN GOP Statement on Democrats’ Tax Hike Proposal

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “House Democrats have renewed their call for massive tax hikes despite a $1.6 billion surplus and billions more coming from the federal government. Their bill, which raises taxes by more than $1 billion, includes an income tax hike that would put Minnesota’s top tax rate at the second highest in the nation, right behind ultra-liberal California. “Raising taxes on Minnesotans who are still trying to recover from Governor Walz’s lockdowns while the government sits on piles of cash is incomprehensible. “Instead of trying to take more…

MN GOP Statement on Anti-Asian American Hate Crimes

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “Multiple Asian Pacific Americans lost their lives in last night’s tragic shootings in Atlanta. Our thoughts and hearts are with the families and communities of those lost as well as the Asian Pacific American community as a whole as they grapple with this abhorrent attack. “It deeply saddens me to watch the recent rise in hate crimes against the Asian Pacific American community. Violence towards anybody because of their outward appearance is despicable and must be broadly condemned. “We are all Americans and must always treat…

MN GOP Statement on Governor Walz’s Continued Executive Powers

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “As today marks the one-year anniversary of Governor Walz’s executive control over Minnesota, we express our continued frustration and disappointment with his leadership. “Governor Walz had an opportunity yesterday to relinquish his powers and allow the people of Minnesota to make the best decisions for their children, families and businesses; yet decided instead to still ‘control the dial.’ “In the last year, we have watched more than a million file for unemployment, hundreds of businesses shutter permanently, 4,000+ deaths in nursing homes, our children’s educations impacted…

MN GOP Statement on Governor Walz Rallying Support for Tax Hike

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “Today Governor Tim Walz joined his special interest friends and far left activists to rally support for a massive tax hike on Minnesotans of all income levels. The Governor’s proposal is preposterous, especially as our economy tries to bounce back from his onerous lockdowns. We are hopeful that tomorrow’s budget forecast will show we are moving in the right direction and any attempt to raise taxes would only reverse that progress. Governor Walz should be focused on repairing our economy and getting businesses back on their…

MN GOP Statement: Call for Peace

“Last week the Republican Party of Minnesota and Republican National Committee condemned the terrible actions that took place at the United States Capitol. “Today we reinforce that position and call for peace across Minnesota and across our country. We do not and will not ever condone the violent actions we saw last week, and hope to never see them happen again. “As Minnesotans, I know we have love in our hearts. We should always remember to exude that love through grace, patience, right thought and peaceful actions. “As we transition to a new administration it’s time for our country to…

MN GOP Statement on Twitter’s Ban of President Trump

“Twitter’s decision to ban President Trump from its platform was irresponsible and will have many unforeseen consequences. “Twitter could have continued to delete specific tweets from the President’s account that went against their rules, but permanently banning a sitting President from expressing his opinion on social media is not the right answer. “Most Americans agree that tech companies have too much control over information. “Our country needs to have a serious debate on big tech’s continually growing role in our lives, and how we can make sure that they are not controlling information to benefit the agenda of the elites…

MN GOP Statement on Capitol Violence

“The violence taking place at the United States Capitol is not American or representative of what we believe in, in our country. “Peaceful protests are protected by our constitution, attacking police and breaking into the Capitol is not. “It’s important we remember we are all Americans. Hoping for peace, safety and positive forward path for all.” For Immediate Release January 6, 2021 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement

MN GOP Statement on New COVID Rules

“Over the past year hundreds of small businesses across our state have been shuttered, thousands have died and all Minnesotans have lived under the rule of one man: Governor Tim Walz. “Today, the Governor’s announcement to reopen Minnesota partially is just more of the same of his haphazard, back and forth approach. “Governor Walz is completely out of touch with the challenges we face to support our families and live our lives. A resignation before causing more harm is certainly in order.” For Immediate Release January 6, 2021 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota…

MN GOP Statement on Congressman Jim Hagedorn’s Surgery

“The Republican Party of Minnesota sends best wishes today for a speedy recovery to Congressman Jim Hagedorn and Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan following the Congressman’s Kidney Resection Surgery. “We have nothing but appreciation and gratitude for the enormous personal sacrifices Congressman Hagedorn and Chairwoman Carnahan have both made over the past two years to fight for the American Dream, while also fighting stage four kidney cancer. “We will continue to support their efforts, advancement of our party in Minnesota and nationally, and look forward to welcoming them both back to work very soon!”

MN GOP Statement on Governor Walz’s Executive Orders

“Governor Walz continues to make unilateral decisions controlling all aspects of Minnesota’s businesses, families and well-being in response to moving through the pandemic. “To loosen restrictions by allowing bars and restaurants to resume outdoor service in the middle of winter when temperatures are often below freezing is not a solution to restart our economy or provide revenues these businesses need to maintain their viability, especially after the year they’ve already been through. “During times of crisis a great leader is one that listens to the people he represents, leads with careful and thoughtful input from many diverse voices and understands…

MN GOP Statement on Voter Irregularities

“Over the past several weeks, we’ve been analyzing the data and results from the general election. What we are finding – extreme abnormalities and statistical variations from Minnesota’s historic voter trends. “Four years ago President Trump did not target Minnesota and came within 1.5 points and won 78 of our 87 counties. Now, as we look back on November 3rd, we are seeing numbers in both the Presidential and United States Senate race that are unusual. “President Trump has amassed significant totals of raw votes in strong Trump counties, but we are seeing those gains drowned out by even larger…

MN GOP Statement on Governor Walz Closing Down Bars, Restaurants, Fitness Centers, and Youth Sports

“Governor Tim Walz’s unilateral decisions to shut down our economy again is disconcerting, especially as we enter the holiday season. “This has already been a difficult year for Minnesota’s small businesses and Governor Walz is not even giving them a fighting chance. “Shutting down youth sports is probably the worst decision Walz has made throughout the pandemic. The data shows that youth sports aren’t responsible for the spread of the virus. Given the mess that public schools are in right now, sports is the only normal thing that a lot of kids have in their lives. This decision will set…

MN GOP Statement on Bakk and Tomassoni Leaving DFL

“The DFL has abandoned Greater Minnesota and we applaud Senators Bakk and Tomassoni for doing to the same to the DFL. Time and time again we’ve seen that the Minnesota Democrats dismiss and denigrate the people who live outside of the metro and now they are paying the price. “Whether it’s their embrace of the defund the police movement or their failure to condemn rioters we’ve seen that the DFL is a metro-centric party that serves the interests of the their radical Leftist base.” For Immediate Release November 18, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party…

MN GOP Statement on Governor Walz COVID Restrictions

“Governor Walz has not been streamlined in his response to COVID.  When it suits his purposes he champions the data, when it doesn’t fit his position, he ignores the data. We’ve watched for nearly nine months as he’s taken advantage of his position to have it both ways and control all Minnesotan’s lives. “It is unfortunate the Governor is ordering bars and restaurants to close at 10pm, why allow anything to be open at all? The impact of his decisions will single-handedly further destroy an industry that is already struggling to make ends meet.  What happened to a free and…

MN GOP Statement on Presidential Election

“This morning we saw the media call the Presidential election for Joe Biden. First and foremost, as RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted, “the media doesn’t decide who wins elections, voters do.” “For the news media to call this election for Joe Biden when there are still hundreds of thousands of votes outstanding in battleground states with razor thin margins, does an injustice to the American people and our free and fair election system. “In America we stand for transparency, free and fair elections and the assurance that every legal vote will be counted, that legal votes can be cast only once;…

MN GOP Statement on Voter Integrity

“Free and fair elections are at the heart of everything that America stands for. If there is even an inkling or shadow of doubt around the integrity of ballots cast, received and counted; unusual or suspicious activity at polling locations during early voting, on election day or post-election day or potential ballot harvesting violations, then we have reason to be concerned. “This does not mean we are conspiracy theorists or trying to harm our country’s foundation. It means we have the courage to stand up and call attention to concerning behavior and activity.  What we are seeing unfold nationally gives…

MN GOP Statement on the Passing of Congressman Jim Ramstad

“The Republican Party joins Minnesota in mourning the passing of Congressman Jim Ramstad. “Jim showed us that we can have disagreement in politics without being disagreeable. He dedicated his life to public service but was also generous with his time for those who needed it. “Jim Ramstad was a statesman. His passing is a great loss to Minnesota.” For Immediate Release November 6, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement

MN GOP Statement on MN-02 Election Results

“Tyler Kistner did all a candidate could do to position himself for victory. He worked hard, connected with thousands of voters, and has a bright future ahead of him. “Tyler has much to be proud of and build off of. We’re going to see the name Tyler Kistner on the ballot again and look forward to that day.” For Immediate Release November 5, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement

MN GOP Statement on MN-08 Election Results

“Pete Stauber won re-election tonight because he spent his first term in Congress fighting for the people of his district and their way of life. The eighth congressional district is no longer a Democrat stronghold. “Congressman Stauber will continue to fight hard for the economic vitality of Greater Minnesota and the prosperity of its residents.” For Immediate Release November 4, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement

MN GOP Statement on MN-05 Results

“We appreciate the diversity, vibrancy and voice Lacy Johnson brought to the fifth congressional district with his candidacy for Congress. “Too often Republicans believe running in the fifth is an uphill battle, but Lacy Johnson showed us what’s possible. He assembled an unprecedented amount of financial support and greatly improved the Republican vote percentage by connecting with people and sharing his vision. “The Johnson campaign started something different in this race and it’s important our party continues to build on that.” For Immediate Release November 3, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman…

MN GOP Statement on MN-06 Election Results

“Congressman Tom Emmer showed again today how committed he is to his constituents in the sixth district and how strongly they believe in him. “Tom is a rising star in the Republican Party, yet remains grounded in Delano and Minnesota’s core values. We look forward to his continued leadership in Congress and in Minnesota.” For Immediate Release November 3, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement

MN GOP Statement on MN-03 Election Results

“We are incredibly proud of Kendall Qualls and the race he ran for Congress.  There is not a more authentic and genuine candidate that has truly lived the American Dream, than Kendall. “Kendall’s story, family and drive inspire those he meets. . We look forward to Kendall’s political future and all he’s done to widen the tent of our party.” For Immediate Release November 3, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement

YouTube Feed for MN GOP Election Night Speeches

As you know, media and public attendance for tonight’s MN GOP Election Night Party has been severely limited by Governor Walz due to the COVID pandemic. In order to make sure our friends in the media could attend the event virtually we have created a live feed of the candidate speeches through YouTube. The feed will only be live during candidate speeches. Between speeches you will see the graphic below. MNGOP Election Night YouTube Feed Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, needs regarding your coverage of tonight’s event. Best regards, Jack Tomczak Communications Director MNGOP 612-306-3076 For Immediate Release November 3, 2020 Contact:…

MN GOP Statement on Trump Pride Event

“The Republican Party of Minnesota welcomes Ambassador Richard Grenell and Kimberly Guilfoyle for a Trump Pride event this evening in Minneapolis. “The President will make history on Tuesday by being the first Republican candidate to win Minnesota since 1972.” For Immediate Release October 31, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement

MN GOP Statement on MCCL Endorsing President Trump

“Minnesota Concerned Citizens for Life is the standard-bearer in the Pro-Life movement. Their endorsement of President Trump and Vice President Pence is a testament to the dedication that the Trump ticket has to protecting the unborn. “It’s fitting that Pro-Life warrior Michelle Fischbach accepted the endorsement on behalf of President Trump today. Michelle Fischbach has been a tireless advocate for unborn babies and has also been endorsed by MCCL.” For Immediate Release October 31, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement

MN GOP Chairwoman Spammed Four Days Before the Election

This morning at 10:00 AM Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan participated in a Zoom interview with KSTP’s Tom Hauser and MN DFL Chair Ken Martin previewing the election on November 3rd for an upcoming “At Issue” segment. Upon the conclusion of that interview hundreds of calls, texts and voice messages flooded the Chairwoman’s personal cell phone, interfering with her ability to do her job.  We find it somewhat convenient that immediately after concluding an interview with MN DFL Chair Martin that the Chairwoman’s phone would be spammed. “I have no doubt in my mind this spamming comes directly…

MN GOP Statement on Absentee Ballot Deadline Ruling

“We applaud the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals for upholding the integrity of the election and affirming Election Day as November 3rd. “The pandemic has caused upheaval in many areas of life but hiding behind the pandemic to manipulate the election process is not democratic, and we appreciate that our laws and interpretation of those laws matter. “The Republican Party of Minnesota encourages Minnesotans to either vote absentee in person or vote in person on Election Day. Nobody should be disenfranchised because of the Democrats unconstitutional actions.” For Immediate Release October 29, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn….

MN GOP Statement on Joe Biden Visit

“Joe Biden and the Democrats can no longer rely on Minnesota as a reliably blue state. “The shifts throughout Minnesota, in addition to the increasing support for our President, reinforces the optimism we have about November 3rd. “While the President is making his eighth visit to our state since he took the oath of office, Biden will use our state again as a backdrop, which will be too little too late.“ For Immediate Release October 29, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement

MNGOP statement on President Trump visiting Rochester

“President Trump will be back in Minnesota for his eighth visit on Friday in the part of the state that Joe Biden, Tim Walz, and the rest of the DFL have denied, denigrated, and dismissed. The Republican Party sees the tremendous value of Greater Minnesota and its people and we’re thrilled to be hosting the President in Rochester. “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have promised to raise taxes on the middle class, make energy more expensive, and make recovery from the pandemic more difficult for Minnesotans. “We have less than a week to go before President Trump makes history and…

MNGOP Statement on Donald Trump Jr. visiting Minnesota

“Donald Trump Jr.’s visit today is a reinforcement of the effort to flip our state’s 10 electoral votes in seven days. “The strength and effort put forward by Jason Lewis in the race for United States Senate presents an incredible opportunity to send a strong Constitutionalist and fighter for the American Dream to Washington. “We’re seeing an unprecedented level of enthusiasm for the entire Republican ticket this year and we are optimistic about delivering strong results on November third.” For Immediate Release October 27, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan…

MN GOP Statement on Justice Barrett’s Confirmation

“The Republican Party of Minnesota congratulates Justice Amy Coney Barrett on her swift confirmation by the US Senate, despite the onslaught of personal and faith based attacks from Democrat Senators. “President Trump promised to fill the vacant US Supreme Court seat with a woman. In spite of the best efforts of Senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar, he was able to make good on that promise. “President Trump and the Senate fulfilled their constitutional obligations, we have a full court, and the country is getter off for it.” For Immediate Release October 26, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS,…

MN GOP Statement on VP Pence Visit to Hibbing

“Vice President Mike Pence had a tremendous rally in Hibbing today. The people, the energy, and the enthusiasm dwarfed the reaction that Joe Biden got the last time he was in Hibbing six year ago. “The people and policies of the Trump administration are working for northern Minnesota and today’s amazing turnout proves that. President Trump is working to get the economy moving again and all Joe Biden can do is promise us all the ways he wants to rein it in. With Donald Trump as president, northern Minnesota is open for business. “Joe Biden has taken the people of…

MN GOP Statement on Jason Lewis’ Emergency Surgery

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jason Lewis and his family as he undergoes surgery today and we wish him a speedy recovery. “Jason is the biggest fighter we know. He cares so much about Minnesota and has worked hard this entire campaign cycle. We look forward to seeing Jason again on the campaign trail soon and will work on his behalf until he returns.” For Immediate Release October 26, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement

MN GOP Statement on Kistner’s Supreme Court Appeal

“The Republican Party of Minnesota stands behind Tyler Kistner as he appeals to the United States Supreme Court. After the death of third party candidate Adam Weeks, Democrat Secretary of State Steve Simon said that the law would be followed and the election would be delayed until February. “This is a rare case of triparistan agreement, as the Republican Party, the Legal Marijuana Now Party, and the Democrat Secretary of State all were on the same side against Angie Craig’s attempt to overturn state law to hold on to power and save her own political career. “Democrat Angie Craig has…

MN GOP Statement on VP Pence Coming Back to Minnesota

“The Republican Party is excited to welcome Vice President Mike Pence back to Minnesota next week. While Joe Biden has largely ignored our state, both President Trump and Vice President Pence have shown that Minnesota is a priority in both politics and policy. “With less than two-weeks to Election Day, Republicans are feeling an energy and momentum in many of our state’s key races. From Jason Lewis closing the gap with Tina Smith by 10 points since August and Michelle Fischbach poised to retire Collin Peterson in the seventh congressional district. “Our efforts have surpassed four million direct voter contacts…

MN GOP Statement on MPPOA Condemning Governor Walz

“The Republican Party of Minnesota commends the MPPOA for standing up to Democrat Governor Walz and his blatant disregard for the justice system. “The state is prosecuting the officers involved in the George Floyd case and it is entirely inappropriate for the state’s chief executive to publicly give his personal opinion on the proceedings. He has put his thumb on the scales of justice to the detriment of everybody who expects fairness from their government. “Governor Walz has allowed politics and his personal opinion to cloud his judgment as governor and in the process has risked the safety of law enforcement personnel and the members of…

MN GOP Statement on Biased Presidential Commission

“The fix is in for the final presidential debate. The obviously biased Commission on Presidential Debates changed the rules at the last minute to protect Joe Biden from having to answer questions about his dismal record on foreign policy. President Obama’s Defense Secretary has said that Biden was, “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy” decision of the last 40 years. “Given Joe Biden’s terrible record on China and the revelation that his son Hunter was involved with some shady business deal in China, it’s no wonder the Commission is trying to protect Biden. “Regardless of the Commission stacking the…

Kendall Qualls/NRCC Release New Ad

The NRCC and Kendall Qualls campaign are up with a new coordinated ad in MN-03 this morning. The ad, which attacks Dean Phillips’s well-timed stock sale earlier this year, is airing for 200 GRPs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul DMA over the next two weeks. WATCH THE AD For Immediate Release October 21, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected]

MN GOP Statement on MinnPost Poll

“We have long been saying Minnesota is winnable for President Trump and Jason Lewis for United States Senate this election cycle and the recent  MinnPost poll confirms that. Just four years ago, President Trump came within 1.5 points and won 78 of Minnesota’s 87 counties, showing shifting electoral demographic trends across our state. “Senator Tina Smith’s vulnerability has been apparent all year as most polls show her below 50% and her stance on issues is not reflective of Minnesota’s voters. Polling has shown Jason Lewis constantly gaining on Smith as her numbers stagnate. Jason Lewis has traveled this state and reached out…

MN GOP Statement on Dean Phillips’ Strategic Purchase of Stocks Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

“As a member of Congress, Rep. Dean Phillips received information about the government’s pandemic preparedness before that information was made public. Phillips then purchased stock in companies that would later benefit from the pandemic response and sold stock in companies that were negatively impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “While many Minnesotans were losing their jobs, businesses, and savings because of COVID-19; it appears that Phillips’ personal portfolio was growing. “It’s alarming for any elected member of Congress to use their position for personal financial enrichment. Phillips owes Minnesotans in the third congressional district an explanation.” For…

MN GOP Statement on Qualls/Phillips Debate

“Congressman Dean Phillips continued his moderate charade in hopes of fooling the voters of Minnesota’s Third Congressional District. “Dean Phillips promised to be bipartisan two years ago but he’s voted with super liberal Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time. “He said that PACs are a “corrupting influence” yet he has his own PAC and his campaign has accepted over $100,000 in special interest PAC money. “Dean Phillips mantra of ‘Everyone’s Invited’ sounds good; but he put action behind his words so that all residents in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District feel invited.” For Immediate Release October 20, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak…

MN GOP Statement on Participating in Democracy Safely

“In two weeks Minnesotans and Americans will head to the polls to decide the future path of our country.  We look forward to Minnesota voters participating in this momentous election in any way they feel best appropriate to exercise their voice and vote. “COVID-19 has upended our country in many ways; and we’ve seen our state under severe government restrictions and limitations at the hand of one man, Governor Tim Walz, who continues to hold onto his Supreme powers, ignoring the three co-equal branches of government. “If people can shop at Target, Costco, Byerlys & Lunds, fly on airplanes and take…

MN GOP Statement on Congressman Stauber & Quinn Nystrom’s Debates

“Tonight Congressman Pete Stauber twice showed the people of the Eighth Congressional District why he is one of the strongest freshman members of Congress and a great representative for the district. “Congressman Stauber supports logging, mining, manufacturing, revitalizing the Iron Range and keeping Northern Minnesota economically strong into the future. “On the other hand, Democrat Quinn Nystrom wants government to take over healthcare and supports a very socialist agenda, including the Green New Deal. Quinn’s quest to unseat Congressman Stauber will not go far as her views and policies do not represent the families in the eighth district.” For Immediate…

MN GOP Statement on Tina Smith’s Hypocrisy

“Today saw Democratic Senator Tina Smith jump on a flight to Washington after receiving a negative COVID test result. “Two weeks ago Democrats criticized three Minnesota Republican Members of Congress for flying back from Reagan National to MSP Airport after receiving negative COVID tests and clearance from the House Doctor. “The double standard, hypocrisy and continued politicization of COVID from Democrats is wrong. “With two weeks until the election, we can only hope Tina Smith and the rest of her party will attempt to operate with some level of integrity.” For Immediate Release October 19, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076…

MN GOP Statement on Elizabeth Warren Visit

“While the Trump Campaign and MN GOP have canvassed this state for 18-months straight talking to voters in every corner of Minnesota; the Biden campaign believes sending in a far-left radical surrogate will win over the hearts and minds of voters. “Elizabeth Warren represents a very small section of the Democrat Party, led by AOC, Ilhan Omar and the Squad and is more unlikeable than Hillary Clinton; who Minnesota voters nearly rejected four-years ago. “President Trump remains focused on the Great American Comeback and leading our country out of this pandemic, while Democrats continue to hamper America’s forward success. “In…

MN GOP Statement on Biden/Emhoff Visit

“With over 800,000 absentee ballots submitted 19 days from Election Day, Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff’s visit to Minnesota will have the same impact as Biden’s past two visits – not much. “The operation the Trump Campaign and Republican Party of Minnesota have been running statewide, includes more than four million direct voter contacts and a concentrated effort to turn out the vote. “Joe Biden’s campaign started late, is not gaining traction and the enthusiasm gap continues to be pronounced. “In 19 days we are confident Minnesota voters will stand with our President’s policies of putting America first and keeping…

The Never-ending Hypocrisy of Dean Phillips

“Dean Phillips lectures Minnesotans about the ‘corrupting influence of PACs’ and claims the campaign finance system rewards the ‘relentless pursuit of money.’ What Dean Phillips doesn’t tell Minnesotans is that his Campaign Manager led a SuperPAC, Kitchen Table Conversations, during the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary which could spend ‘unlimited amounts of money’ to help a preferred candidate’s White House bid and raised nearly $3 million to do just that.” “Dean Phillips also fails to tell Minnesotans that the top recipient for payments from the Kitchen Table Conversations SuperPAC was United Strategies LLC, a political consulting group founded and operated by…

MN GOP Statement on Keith Ellison’s Abuse of Power

“Attorney General Keith Ellison is once again using his office to play politics. His team called and threatened a local family owned farm for hosting a private MAGA event with Eric Trump this afternoon.” “It is not required for citizens to file paperwork with the state of MN for private gatherings. “The abuse of power and control from certain elected officials in Minnesota is infringing on the rights of our citizens. “The Republican Party of Minnesota will make sure that Minnesotans are aware of elected officials abusing their power. We are filing a cease-and-desist order with the Attorney General’s office and…

MN GOP Statement on Jill Biden Visit

“While President Trump, the Vice President and First Family have invested significant time and commitment to Minnesota; the Biden Campaign thinks sending Dr. Jill in every few weeks is the ticket to sway voters. It’s a hollow move at best that does nothing more than use our state as a prop.” “With just 22 days to Election Day, the Democrats still can not figure out what matters to Minnesota voters.” “The Republican Party of Minnesota is excited to welcome Eric Trump and Mick Mulvaney to Minnesota Tuesday to inspire, energize and encourage our get out the vote efforts as we…

MN GOP Statement on SCOTUS Hearings

“As the United States Senate opens hearing today for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, it is our hope for America that Democrats will use this opportunity to be fair, open-minded and use the hearings as they are intended. “SCOTUS hearings broadcast to the world, should not be turned into a hateful, poorly performed or in bad taste circus side show. “However, given what we saw from the Democrats in 2018, with the confirmation hearings of Justice Kavanaugh, our hopes are not high.  It seems attacking women is only prohibited if those women are Democrats…

MN GOP Statement on MN-02 Ruling

“Today’s ruling by Judge Wright in the election for the United States House seat in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District is discouraging, disappointing and in conflict to Minnesota state law, which calls for a Special Election on February 9, 2021. “MN Secretary of State Steve Simon has already communicated to voters to not vote in this specific race; and voting has been open since September 18th. “Numerous voters have reached out to the Tyler Kistner for Congress campaign and the MN GOP stating that they did not vote in this race because of the Simon’s previous statements. “Electioneering by federal judges…

MN GOP Statement on the National Weekend of Action

“With less than 25 days to the general election, the field efforts in Minnesota to re-elect President Trump have been shifted into overdrive. “Thousands of volunteers, hundreds of neighborhood team leaders and a slate of the strongest Republican candidates we’ve had on the ballot in many years are mobilizing, teaming up and connecting directly with Minnesota’s voters to ensure a strong turnout on November 3rd. “Joe Biden and the Democrats still think they can win over the hearts and minds of voters via zoom meetings, text messages and phone calls. However, America will see in just a few short weeks,…

MN GOP Statement on VP Debate

“Tonight while the Vice President projected calm and class, Kamala Harris exposed a sense of superiority, condescension and arrogance that turned America off. “While the Vice President highlighted the significant economic growth, largest tax reform in a generation, and commitment to the American people, Kamala told lie after lie from the Green New Deal to fracking. “There is absolutely no way America will vote for the Biden-Harris ticket after tonight’s debate. America is looking for leadership; not entitled, self-important, dishonest elitists.” For Immediate Release October 7, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman…

MN GOP Statement on the Vice Presidential Debate

“Tonight America will see that Joe Biden is nothing more than an empty vessel for Kamala Harris’ radical leftist ideas. “Harris, a strong supporter of the $93 trillion Green New Deal, wants to eliminate private health insurance and squeeze America’s middle class families. Depending on which teleprompter he’s reading at the time, Biden is either for or against those things too. “The American people will come away from this debate seeing just how dangerous Harris’ ideas are and that Vice President Pence and President Trump are the team to continue leading the Great American Comeback.” For Immediate Release October 7,…

MN GOP Announces Organizational Additions

“With 32 days to the general election, the Republican Party of Minnesota has strengthened its organization and operation by bringing Billy Grant with Right Voter and Matthew Pagano with Camelback Strategies on board in a consulting capacity.” “As the party’s former Executive Director and a seasoned Minnesota operative, Matt knows our state inside and out, and will add tremendous value to help flip important congressional races. “Billy Grant is one of the most well-respected up and coming political operatives in our state. His firm’s track record of national success and experience in Minnesota on statewide races will ensure we have the…

MN GOP Statement on President Trump’s COVID-19 Recovery

“The Republican Party of Minnesota stands with the nation to wish President Trump, the First Lady and all others impacted a speedy recovery. We are grateful for Dr. Conley’s positive and encouraging update of the President’s condition. “It’s unfortunate that partisans and media outlets took joy from the news that the President and the First Lady had been infected with COVID-19; but it’s important to remember those voices are in the minority and do not represent the majority of our American values of putting people and families before politics.” For Immediate Release October 3, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected]

MN GOP Statement on Jill Biden’s Second Trip to Minnesota

“Jill Biden is coming to Minnesota to talk about her husband’s plan to exponentially expand the size and scope of the federal government. Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan is nothing more than a liberal wishlist of government intrusion and regulation. “It was a thoughtless and overbearing federal government that decided I-94 should cut Rondo in half so it’s more than a bit ironic that Jill Biden thinks this is a fitting place to sell more government intrusion.”   For Immediate Release October 3, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan…

MN GOP Statement on COVID-19

“Due to a busy campaign schedule that took me to other parts of the state, I was not at any events involving the President in Minnesota on Wednesday. “We wish our President, First Lady, Hope Hicks and any others impacted a speedy recovery to good health” For Immediate Release October 2, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement

MN GOP Statement on Eric Trump Visiting Minnesota

“We are proud to welcome Eric Trump to Minnesota tomorrow. Along with the President visiting Duluth today, tomorrow’s visit by a member of the first family is more proof that Minnesota is in play for the first time since 1972. “While the MN DFL focuses on the urban core of our state; the Republican Party, the Trump campaign, Jason Lewis, and all of our other candidates are dedicated to representing all Minnesotans. “The Republican Party of Minnesota looks forward to historic victories in November; because of our dedication to meeting with and campaigning directly to the people of Minnesota.” For…

MN GOP Statement on Quinn Nystrom Mocking the Disabled

“MN DFL Eighth Congressional District candidate Quinn Nystrom crossed a major line when she mocked Congressman Pete Stauber’s hearing loss and use of a hearing aid.  Ms. Nystrom needs to apologize immediately for her behavior. “Congressman Stauber’s hearing loss came as a result of serving the people of Minnesota for 23 years as a police officer. Nystrom showed her appreciation for that service by belittling him on social media for adjusting his hearing aid during a debate on Monday. “Democrat Quinn Nystrom has zero chance of winning this race and has resorted to shameful bullying. To mock someone for a…

MN GOP Statement on First Presidential Debate

“President Trump dominated in tonight’s debate and showed the American people what we’ve known for several months: Joe Biden is unfit to be the Chief Executive of this country. “Biden showed over and over that he is an empty vessel for the radical leftist ideas that will dismantle the foundation of America. “President Trump has accomplished more in 47 months than Joe Biden accomplished in 47 years in government. While Biden spent the evening trying to  run away from his disastrous record, the President shared his many accomplishments that have and will continue to keep America safe and ensure a…

MNGOP Statement on Project Veritas Voter Fraud Exposé

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement: “On behalf of the people of Minnesota, we are calling on Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and Attorney General Keith Ellison to investigate the apparent voter fraud exposed in the video released by Project Veritas yesterday. “MN DFL Chair Ken Martin and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar must address the contents of this video. If this video is accurate, the MN DFL has been engaged in widespread voter fraud and has been manipulating elderly immigrants. “The voter turnout in Hennepin County in 2018 was shockingly high. We may…

Ivanka Trump visits Minnesota’s First Congressional District to talk trade with Congressman Hagedorn

“Today, Ivanka Trump is in Minnesota’s First Congressional District with Congressman Jim Hagedorn to discuss the USMCA. Congressman Hagedorn was the first Minnesota Congressman to support the USMCA and the tremendous benefits it will bring to his district. “Minnesota agriculture exports are being treating fairly now and markets been expanded because of the USMCA. The USMCA will result in a $2 billion increase in exports and a $65 billion increase in gross domestic product. “Before he took office, Trump promised to fight for better trade deals for the American people, and he has delivered. Whereas, Joe Biden voted for the the NAFTA…

MNGOP statement on Cops for Trump listening session with VP Pence and Ivanka Trump

“Minnesota is ground zero for the arson, looting, and mayhem that is now plaguing so many other cities across the country. The weak response to the riots from Minneapolis Democrat Mayor Jacob Frey and Democrat Governor Tim Walz emboldened the mayhem movement at its inception and led to its spread across the country. “We applaud President Trump’s commitment to the rule of law and his administration’s steady hand in this time of crisis and we are grateful to Vice President Pence and Ivanka Trump for coming to Minnesota to reassure us that they will remain committed.” For Immediate Release September…

MNGOP Statement on President Trump’s Sixth Visit to Minnesota

“The Republican Party of Minnesota is excited to welcome President Donald Trump back to our great state for the sixth time since he took the oath of office. “The President’s visit to Bemidji demonstrates how important greater Minnesota is to the vibrancy of our country and how much this specific area has shifted from blue to red over the past several election cycles. “President Trump has made Minnesota a priority during this campaign; while we’ve watched Joe Biden take all Minnesotans for granted.  The Trump Campaign has made over three million direct voter contacts in Minnesota; while Joe Biden is…

MN GOP Statement on Early Voting

“As one of the earliest states in the nation to open voting, Minnesota’s no excuse absentee ballot process allows all Minnesotans every opportunity to participate in our important elections. “The right to freely and fairly vote either in-person or via absentee mail ballot request ensures that democracy is at the forefront of our state. “It’s disconcerting that Democratic Secretary of State Steve Simon is using $1.2 million of taxpayer dollars to scheme and confuse voters about the voting laws that exist in Minnesota.  Because the Democrats failed in their quest of universal all vote by mail, now they are using…

MN GOP Statement on Biden Prohibiting Press During Minnesota Visit

”It’s unfortunate that Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s visit to Minnesota will exclude the press from attending and covering his visit.  This shows very clearly that his visit to Duluth is nothing more than a prop, in a poorly run campaign, devoid of actually connecting with Minnesotans. ”On the other hand, thousands of enthused supporters lined up before sunrise in Bemidji to welcome and hear from President Trump; which is open to the media. ”This is just another reason why Minnesota will deliver ten electoral votes for the President.” For Immediate Release September 18, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn….

MNGOP Statement on Joe Biden visiting Duluth

“Apparently Joe Biden didn’t receive the message that Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District went +16 points for President Donald Trump in 2016, was one of only two congressional seats in the nation to flip in 2018 from Democrat to Republican, and many Democratic Iron Range mayors have come out in support of the President. “Biden’s campaign strategy, just like his upcoming visit to Minnesota, will be lackluster at best.  Perhaps he should have stayed home and watched CNN in his basement. “On the other hand, many enthusiastic supporters will be on-hand in Bemidji to welcome the President back to Minnesota for the…

MNGOP statement on Dean Phillips campaign finance hypocrisy

“In 2018 Democratic Congressman Dean Phillips pledged not to finance his own campaign and then spent $1.3 million to buy himself a seat in the US House of Representatives. Since that election, Rep. Phillips has told voters he’s intent on getting big money out of politics and refused to take PAC money.  However, Phillips is a big money donor himself and has taken money from PAC’s. “Dean Phillips can self-fund his political ambitions and take money from PACs if he wants to, but he should at least be honest about it with the people in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District.  Maple…

MNGOP statement on Steve Kelley’s non-confirmation

“The Minnesota Senate’s job is to make sure the people the Governor appoints to be commissioners are qualified and capable. The Commissioner of the Commerce Department must be an expert in the insurance regulatory field and Steve Kelley doesn’t have that expertise. Steve Kelley’s focus while in the legislature was in education policy, energy policy, and telecommunications policy. His lack of required knowledge was evident in his performance as Commissioner. “The Senate brought these concerns to Governor Walz in February and neither the Governor nor Kelley did anything to ameliorate the situation. Combine that with Kelley meddling with the PUC’ and…

MNGOP Statement on MPPOA Rescinding DFL Endorsements

“We applaud The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association for rescinding their endorsement of several Democrat legislators. The DFL did nothing more than pay lip service to law enforcement after DFL House candidate John Thompson showed up at a police officer’s house and threatened to ignite the town of Hugo. The fact that Democrat Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman would hold a fundraiser for John Thompson shows how insincere the DFL’s condemnation of him was. We are glad the MPPOA saw through it. “It’s important to remember the sacrifices made by members of the law enforcement community, especially today. “There is…

MNGOP statement on President Trump’s Sixth Visit to Minnesota

“The Republican Party of Minnesota is excited to welcome President Donald Trump back to our great state for the second time in a month. “President Trump’s visit to Bemidji next week is his sixth trip to Minnesota in two and a half years, unlike Joe Biden who only recently decided to end his 1000 plus day absence in our great state. What Joe Biden took for granted, President Trump is making a priority. “Joe Biden’s visit is too little too late, and in 54 days, Minnesota will make history by flipping our 10 electoral votes.” For Immediate Release September 10,2020…

MNGOP Statement on Fischbach/Peterson Debate on WCCO

“For the last 29 years, voters across Minnesota have observed two different Collin Petersons – liberal Collin Peterson from DC and the pretend moderate Collin Peterson from Detroit Lakes. “Congressman Peterson likes to tell Minnesota voters that he’s still the old Collin Peterson who only voted with Nancy Pelosi 58% of the time but that just isn’t the case anymore. Today, voters in Minnesota are faced with just how out of touch Peterson is now that he is voting with Nancy Pelosi 82% of the time and joining his radical, far-left colleagues like Ilhan Omar in the Democrat-led house. “Today,…

MNGOP Statement on Lara and Donald Trump Jr.’s Visits to MN

“We are proud to host Donald Trump Jr. and Lara Trump in Minnesota this week. These visits are further proof that President Trump is poised to be the first Republican presidential candidate to carry Minnesota since 1972. “The Trump campaign has made over 2.5 million voter contacts in Minnesota this cycle and that hard work is paying off. That work, combined with the enthusiasm generated by these in person visits, will carry President Trump to victory in Minnesota. Contrast that with Democrat Joe Biden who hasn’t set foot in Minnesota for over a thousand days and it’s no wonder we’re…

MNGOP Statement on Jill Biden’s “Back to School” Tour

“Jill Biden’s ‘Back to School’ tour comes to Minnesota at a time when most students are not going back to school full time. Despite that very recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Kids need predictability and consistency and as adults it’s our responsibility to give them that. We’ve failed them. Pediatricians overwhelmingly think it is in the best interest of children to get them back into school and return to familiar routine. Yet Democrats like Tim Walz and the Bidens are determined to make every part of the pandemic response as painful as it can be, even for children….

MNGOP Statement on DFL turning its back on the Iron Range

“The recent decision by the MN DFL State Central Committee to turn their backs on the hardworking men and women on the Iron Range by passing a resolution calling for a moratorium on copper-nickel mining is discouraging. This vote demonstrates the MN DFL looks down on Minnesota’s diversity, natural resource opportunities, and the important rural way of life. “It is clear Minnesota Democrats are more interested in prioritizing radical environmentalists over the laborers their party was named for. “Copper-nickel mining is being done safely in other states, and in Minnesota numerous environmental reviews and studies have been completed. Minnesota has the…

MNGOP Statement on Labor Day

“Today we honor and thank the American workers, past and present, who have made this country great. This Labor Day is particularly important as nature and government have conspired together to make working and running a business very difficult. Our hearts go out to the people who lost their businesses and jobs because of the mandated economic shutdown by DFL Governor Tim Walz. “American workers don’t stay down for long and the most recent jobs report is proof that the Great American Comeback has begun. Under the pro-job leadership of President Trump, the American economy is recovering from the state…

MN GOP Chairwoman Response to CAAL Reverse Racism Attacks

“The CAAL Press Release denouncing my chairmanship and position as the lead Republican in the State of Minnesota is a disheartening reverse racial smear campaign that is not only insulting, but uncalled for and below board.  I will never apologize for believing in the American Dream and the freedom that our country was founded on. “The organization’s participating in this press release should be ashamed of these public pressure tactics to try and intimidate me to fit into a ‘mold’ of what they believe constitutes a ‘good Asian.’ That is blatant bigotry. “Asian Americans came here in search of a nation that allows them to flourish…

MNGOP Statement on Supreme Court Ballot Harvesting Decision

“Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Minnesota voters by reversing the injunction against the Ballot Harvesting ban. “Over the past few months, we’ve watched as Democrats have used COVID-19 as a means to circumvent the legislative process and instead change our election laws through the courts. Today’s ruling upholds the ballot harvesting ban and brings some much-needed integrity back to our election system. “While many recent rulings leave the door open to rampant fraud, today, voters can rest a little easier knowing that ballot harvesting remains illegal thanks to our joint efforts with the Republican National Committee.” For…

MNGOP Statement on Joe Biden ignoring Minnesota for 1000 days

“It has been 1000 days since Joe Biden last set foot in Minnesota. We realize that it’s been quite some time since Joe Biden stepped outside of his basement but if he ever does return to Minnesota he may not recognize it. “Since Day One, Joe Biden has taken Minnesota’s ten electoral votes for granted; while President Trump’s campaign has been working overtime talking to voters and real Minnesota families across the state. Our President is determined to be the first Republican to win Minnesota since 1972. “The Trump Campaign has criss-crossed the state, making more than 2.5 million voter contacts this cycle. President Trump himself has visited Minnesota five…

DFL jeopardizes the health of their fellow Minnesotans and the ability of business and schools to safely open

“Minnesota DFL are attempting to place blame on Republicans today, and we are told it’s for our own health and safety. However, when it comes to rioting, looting, and arson the DFL’s concerns for safety are conspicuously absent. “The DFL says that in order for businesses to remain open the people of Minnesota must follow the letter of the law, or in this case, executive order. They neglect to mention how crucial it is for a business to not be engulfed in flames or shut down due to damage and looting. Recent data suggests that a business cannot remain open if…

MNGOP Chairwoman Concludes Nationwide Asian Pacific American Tour

“Over the past few days, I had the honor of traveling around the country as part of Asian Pacific Americans for Trump. As co-chair of the RNC Asian member caucus, and a Trump APA Board Member, I am proud to have the opportunity to be a voice for Asian Americans across our country.  Asian Americans represent 21 million of our country’s population and we are the fastest growing diverse group in America.  It is important to me personally to help widen our party’s tent, share our voices to build support across the country,” Carnahan said. On the day she was…

MNGOP Statement on Collin Peterson and Democrats for Life

“Congressman Collin Peterson (MN-07) and 100 other Democrats affiliated with the “Democrats for Life” signed a letter asking the DNC to change it’s official position on abortion and that’s where it stopped. “Rep. Peterson likes to play moderate towards the end of every election cycle, but during the normal course of business when nobody is watching, he fails to act. He votes for Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker of the House and she’s never going to let anything, but the most radical pro-abortion legislation on the floor. “This is more of the same from Rep. Peterson. He says he’s a…

MNGOP Statement on Phillips’ Tracker Incident

“Over the weekend, attendees at a private Kendall Qualls for Congress campaign event in the western suburbs were harassed by Democratic tracker, Saul Eugene.” “Eugene, a former employee of Congressman Dean Philips and current Campaign Manager for Kevin Anderson for Hennepin County Commissioner became enraged after being asked to leave. His actions involved yelling profanities at children and aggressively approaching many event attendees, scaring them. “This abusive bullying and intimidation tactics by so many on the left should never be tolerated.  From rioters screaming ‘we will rape your wife and make you watch’ outside the White House last Thursday; to hitting piñata…

Vice President Pence in Duluth

“We are excited to have Vice President Mike Pence back in Minnesota to promote the great labor opportunities for our state and country.  It is a geat message to Minnesota for the Vice President to touch upon the accomplishments and forward looking agenda for the administration in this important port city; the gateway to northern Minnesota and the Iron Range. “This visit, the day after the Republican National Convention, shows just how ‘in play’ Minnesota is towards the President’s re-election on November 3rd! The Trump campaign is going above and beyond to invest in our state and Make Minnesota Red….

MNGOP Statement on Collin Peterson campaigning for Joe Biden

“Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson campaigned with Joe Biden today in hopes it would bolster his chances to hold his seat on November 3rd. “Rep. Peterson pretends to be a moderate when he’s in Minnesota but when he’s in DC he votes for the same liberal ideas and the same liberal leadership that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar votes for. Now Peterson is standing firmly behind Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ radical and extreme ideas. “If Collin Peterson gets his wish and Joe Biden becomes the president, his $93 trillion Green New Deal will destroy agriculture in Minnesota. Biden wants to tax and regulate the…

MNGOP Statement on President Trump’s Speech

“Today, as President Trump accepts our party’s nomination and the RNC Convention comes to a close, voters are reminded of the clear choice they will make this November. I was honored to be in attendance as President Trump detailed how we will Keep America Great for another term. Now is a time for choosing and the choice is very clear. President Trump will fight for the people of this country and continue our Great American Comeback, while Biden’s and the Democrats’ out-of-touch policies will take us in a dangerous direction on a express pass to socialism and destruction of America as…

MNGOP Statement on Thursday at the RNC – Land of Greatness

“For the last 244 years, the United States has been the exception in the world. Our country’s strength is in its people, dreams, innovation and beliefs around a free and fair nation.  It’s why people from all over the world come to America to chase and fulfill their dreams. In 2016, voters grew tired of a president who bowed to the rest of the world for eight years and apologized for our vibrancy. They elected a man who understood the heartbeat of America and her place in the world, and enacted policies to allow our country and citizens to prosper and…

MNGOP Statement on Chaos in Minneapolis

“For months, we have sat helplessly and watched violent protests and our cities burn to the ground. Tonight, our state is once again faced with more chaos and looting in Downtown Minneapolis.  Places we love like Brit’s, Haskell’s, and Target are destroyed. This dangerous new normal in Minnesota and around the country is due to horrible leadership by our failed leaders, specifically Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz.  Instead of protecting us, they are letting violence, hate, and destruction continue as they sit by and do nothing. “This continued discord has been allowed for far too long….

MNGOP Statement on Wednesday at the RNC – Land of Heroes

“The greatness of the United States of America is shown by our heroes. At a time when Democrats and their radical allies are turning a blind eye to riots, looting, and outright lawlessness, the Republican Party is thanking the men and women who step up to stand between civilized society and chaos. “Our nation’s heroes are not the individuals who topple statues or the ones who burn businesses. Our heroes certainly aren’t individuals like Minnesota DFL House candidate John Thompson who joined a protest at a police officer’s home to threaten arson and violence. “Tonight, the RNC Convention recognized our true…

MNGOP Statement on Tuesday at the RNC – Land of Opportunity

“Today, the RNC Convention showed the vast difference not only between President Trump and Joe Biden, but also between the Republican Party’s vision of hope and opportunity and the Democrats’ plan of high energy costs, high unemployment, and anarchy and lawlessness. “Every aspect of life has been challenging for families, farmers and business owners since the pandemic began. The economy is down, people have lost jobs and businesses, and America’s children are being used as pawns by the teachers’ unions. The Democrats’ response is to stifle opportunity with burdensome regulations, more government and the $93 trillion job-killing Green New Deal. For a better tomorrow, we need the…

MNGOP Statement on Monday at the RNC – Land of Promise

“Since its founding, the United States of America has always been the land of promise, hope, and opportunity. Today, the RNC National Convention kicked off with “Promise” as the highlight – a stark contrast from the doom and gloom we watched last week from the Democratic National Convention. “While the Democrats trotted out the Hollywood elite and multi-millionaires, Republicans showed who makes up our party: Real Americans. America is the best nation in the world, and voters in Minnesota and around the country know that it is President Trump and the Republicans who can deliver on their promise for the future. In November, voters will reject the Democrats’…

MNGOP Statement on Trump Nomination

The Minnesota Delegation, led by My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell and MN GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan were on-hand in Charlotte, North Carolina today to officially nominate President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for four more years. “The President and Vice President were both on hand to address the convention and discuss the incredible successes we’ve witnessed across the nation under President Trump’s first-term. Over the next few days, we will hear stories from real Americans who have benefited under Trump’s policies and how we will Keep America Great for another four years of a Trump presidency. Minnesota is fired up…

MNGOP Statement on Joe Biden Speech

“While Joe Biden accepts his party’s nomination for President tonight, all the DNC convention has done is remind voters the Democrat Party is a coalition of coastal elites pushing for the most extreme ticket in history. The choice became even clearer for Minnesota voters this week: continue our Great American Comeback or pursue the Democrats’ radical policies. “Thankfully, next week is the RNC Convention where voters in Minnesota and around the country will hear about the incredible accomplishments during President Donald Trump’s first term, and what we can expect when we send him back for four more years.”   For…

MNGOP Statement on Kamala Harris’ Speech at the DNC

“Last night during the DNC virtual convention, Kamala Harris spoke for 20 minutes and didn’t say much to America, other than to ‘vote.’   “The Democratic Party continues to grasp at straws in hopes that showing a diverse ticket will win over voters.  What the Democrats continue to miss is that President Donald Trump has done more to move this country forward for all Americans, no matter what they look like, than many of his predecessors.   Under the President’s leadership, our country has seen a record low unemployment among Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Black Americans and women.  This President…

MNGOP Statement on Joe Biden Speech

“While Joe Biden accepts his party’s nomination for President tonight, all the DNC convention has done is remind voters the Democrat Party is a coalition of coastal elites pushing for the most extreme ticket in history. The choice became even clearer for Minnesota voters this week: continue our Great American Comeback or pursue the Democrats’ radical policies. “Thankfully, next week is the RNC Convention where voters in Minnesota and around the country will hear about the incredible accomplishments during President Donald Trump’s first term, and what we can expect when we send him back for four more years.” For Immediate Release August…

MNGOP Statement on Kamala Harris’ Speech at the DNC

“Last night during the DNC virtual convention, Kamala Harris spoke for 20 minutes and didn’t say much to America, other than to ‘vote.’   “The Democratic Party continues to grasp at straws in hopes that showing a diverse ticket will win over voters.  What the Democrats continue to miss is that President Donald Trump has done more to move this country forward for all Americans, no matter what they look like, than many of his predecessors.   Under the President’s leadership, our country has seen a record low unemployment among Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Black Americans and women.  This President…

MNGOP Statement on Joe Biden Nomination

“The culmination of the Democratic Party’s official nomination fell just as flat as the past two days of their virtual convention.  America has watched Hollywood and liberal elites push forward a candidate that has failed America for a generation and is not suited or qualified to run our country. “From the Green New Deal to destroying American jobs through bad trade policies, Biden’s agenda is nothing more than an express ticket to socialism, and will fall flat on November 3rd.” For Immediate Release August 18, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer…

MNGOP Statement on the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

“Today is 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and it is also the first day of the “Women for Trump” bus tour across Minnesota. It’s a fitting reminder that having the right to vote means having the right to choose the candidate and the party for one’s self. Being a woman does not mean that one has to vote for a female candidate or a particular party. Despite what Joe Biden says, one’s gender or race is not determined by their political affiliation. “Today, we are grateful for Republican Senator Aaron A. Sargent for authoring the first…

MNGOP Statement on Joe Biden Nomination

“The culmination of the Democratic Party’s official nomination fell just as flat as the past two days of their virtual convention.  America has watched Hollywood and liberal elites push forward a candidate that has failed America for a generation and is not suited or qualified to run our country. “From the Green New Deal to destroying American jobs through bad trade policies, Biden’s agenda is nothing more than an express ticket to socialism, and will fall flat on November 3rd.” For Immediate Release August 18, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer…

MNGOP Statement on the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

“Today is 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and it is also the first day of the “Women for Trump” bus tour across Minnesota. It’s a fitting reminder that having the right to vote means having the right to choose the candidate and the party for one’s self. Being a woman does not mean that one has to vote for a female candidate or a particular party. Despite what Joe Biden says, one’s gender or race is not determined by their political affiliation. “Today, we are grateful for Republican Senator Aaron A. Sargent for authoring the first…

MNGOP Releases Statement on Protest in Hugo

“Over the past few months, we have watched as Democrats have turned a blind eye to arson, looting, toppling of statues and general lawlessness by their supporters. Yesterday, these radical Democrats descended on Hugo, Minnesota and the neighborhood of Police Union Leader Bob Kroll. They harassed the community, and Minnesota DFL candidate John Thompson went as far as to scream “F*ck Hugo” for all families around to hear. “This action, and the overall sentiment of today’s Democrats, is reprehensible. Ken Martin, and all Minnesota leaders must speak out and put an end to the dangerous rhetoric and radical actions of…

MNGOP Releases Statement on Protest in Hugo

“Over the past few months, we have watched as Democrats have turned a blind eye to arson, looting, toppling of statues and general lawlessness by their supporters. Yesterday, these radical Democrats descended on Hugo, Minnesota and the neighborhood of Police Union Leader Bob Kroll. They harassed the community, and Minnesota DFL candidate John Thompson went as far as to scream “F*ck Hugo” for all families around to hear. “This action, and the overall sentiment of today’s Democrats, is reprehensible. Ken Martin, and all Minnesota leaders must speak out and put an end to the dangerous rhetoric and radical actions of…

MNGOP Statement on Trump Visit to Minnesota

“Over the last four-years President Trump has made great strides for our country. From strengthening our economy, to the greatest tax reform in a generation to improving trade policies, he’s truly restored the American Dream.” “We look forward to welcoming the President back to Minnesota for his fifth visit since he took the oath of office.  Southern Minnesota stood strongly with the President in 2016 and we know they will stand with him for another four years.”   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman, Jennifer Carnahan, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Minnesota…

MNGOP Response to Walz Keeping Powers, Again

“Governor Walz’s continued push for unilateral power has passed the point of no return.  Our government system is one that involves three co-equal branches and the state legislature can and should have a say on the actions to navigate and manage COVID-19 for Minnesota. Sadly, this stopped becoming about an emergency and became about total control four months ago. “DFL House members can and should vote to remove Walz’s powers, but they are more interested in playing games to manipulate the general election instead of following the foundation and core values of our state and country’s constitution.”   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. –…

Fischbach Wins Primary

“Today was a great day for the people of Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District and the Republican Party of Minnesota. Michelle Fischbach bested a handful of opponents who had  become desperate and dirty in the last few weeks of the primary. Michelle kept her head high and the voters made the right decision to help us retire Collin Peterson in 84 days. “With President Trump back on the ballot, the seventh district is ripe for the picking and is one of the most important congressional seats in this country for Republicans to regain the majority in the United States House.” “We are…

MNGOP Statement on Jason Lewis’ Primary Victory

“Republican endorsed candidate for US Senate Jason Lewis won his primary contest and will continue his focus on his general election opponent Tina Smith. While Tina Smith panders to the radical base of the Democrat Party, Jason Lewis represents real Minnesota values. “This is a time for choosing and rarely in America’s history have the choices been so distinct. People who want freedom, prosperity, and the rule of law will vote for Jason Lewis and Donald Trump. People who want riots, chaos, and anarchy will vote for Tina Smith and Joe Biden. “With President Trump back on the ballot and…

MNGOP Primary Night Party & Media Availability

“Kamala Harris’s selection as Biden’s running mate should come as a surprise to nobody. This is just another example of the Democratic Party pandering to their far radical left-wing segment of the party. “Harris wants to defund the police, eliminate private insurance plans, fund the $93 trillion Green New Deal and raise taxes on hardworking Americans and Minnesotans. Her San Francisco ideology and views do not match those of Mainstream Americans. “It’s unfortunate that Joe Biden’s long career is ending like this. He’s become nothing more than a puppet for the radical left who are so determined to tear down this great…

Chairwoman Carnahan Attends White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Briefing

“It’s an honor and privilege to have been selected by President Trump to serve on the White House Initiative for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  My fellow commissioners and I are focused on improving economic, professional and educational opportunities for all Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.  Out of all the diverse groups in this country, Asian Americans and Pacfic Islanders face a higher level of reverse racism and discrimination when it comes to college acceptance, leadership and advancement within Fortune 500 companies and opportunity for small business vibancy.  This commission is committed to making positive change in all of these…

MN GOP Files Complaint with Minnesota Attorney General

“Earlier today, the Republican Party of Minnesota filed a complaint with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office related to a violation of Minnesota law by the Noel Collis for Congress campaign in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District; for illegally using automatic dialing-announcing devices to make “robo-calls” to Republican voters in advance of Tuesday’s August 11th primary election.” “The recipients of these calls had not knowingly or voluntarily requested, consented to, permitted, or authorized receipt of the message, nor were the messages immediately preceded by a live operator who obtained the subscriber’s consent before the message was delivered. Additionally, these calls engaged in…

MNGOP STATEMENT ON FARMFEST CONGRESSIONAL FORUM

“Republican Party-endorsed Michelle Fischbach has experience fighting for our ag industry, and in Congress, she will continue to be the fighter rural Minnesota needs. President Trump endorsed Fischbach as she will be the best person to win this seat and to rebuild rural Minnesota’s infrastructure and help secure good trade deals for our farmers. Collin Peterson may be in charge of the Agriculture Committee, but as long as Nancy Pelosi is in charge of Collin Peterson he won’t be doing Minnesota Farmers any favors. The Democrats have made it clear that they only care about the cities and we’ve all…

MNGOP STATEMENT ON WALZ NATIONAL GUARD CRITICISM

“Democrat Governor Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey were clearly out of their depth and frozen in the headlights during the Minneapolis riots. Everybody who watched the press conferences saw that. “Neither of them had the ability to get the situation under control. “For Governor Walz to minimize the men and women who step up and leave their families to protect our state and citizens is ridiculous. Minneapolis burned until the ‘19 year old cooks’ showed up and restored order. The people that Governor Walz is denigrating now are the people who did the job he and Mayor Frey couldn’t do. “The…

MNGOP Statement on Dean Phillips’ PPP Hypocrisy

“Dean Phillips, the third wealthiest member of the House of Representatives, took PPP money through one of his businesses despite telling the Star Tribune that he thought it was wrong for members of Congress to take PPP money. Phillips authored the PPP bill. Phillps co-owns the Minneapolis based MyMeds Inc. which received $150,000 to $350,000 through PPP. “MyMeds, Inc. received the loan in the shadow of Dean recently gloating to Twin Cities Business Magazine that another company he owns, Penny’s coffee, “did not secure a PPP loan…because of my principles.” Apparently, Dean’s “principles” only apply to the small companies he…

MNGOP Statement on Farmfest Senate Forum

“Today Senator Tina Smith proved yet again how out of touch she is with rural Minnesota and the agricultural sector, which is so vital to our state. “While farmers are dealing with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Tim Walz’s heavy-handed response to the virus, Tina Smith has been tone-deaf to the concerns and needs of farmers wanting new markets and fewer regulations; instead she champions more handouts and restrictions. “The timing of Smith’s marijuana announcement was not an accident. She’s trying to appeal to farmers, which sadly shows how out of touch she is. Farmers want…

MNGOP Statement on Schools Opening

“Democrat Governor Tim Walz continues to lead this state unilaterally, circumventing the state legislature to make decisions impacting all Minnesotans. Today the Governor exhibited another overreach of power in making decisions about our children’s education by himself. The realities of balancing parenting with employment, impact every parent in our state. “Parents and pediatricians overwhelmingly want schools to open, and it is important we get to that goal full-time for all students. Local control is local control – not Governor Walz’s strict framework that could impede the education of our children. It is time for Governor Walz to step back from…

MNGOP Statement on Inappropriate Wabasha Facebook Post

“Upon further investigation today, the Republican Party of Minnesota has learned the Wabasha County Facebook page was not hacked last night, as believed by the Wabasha County Chair.  The offensive picture was unfortunately posted by a board member who has resigned effective immediately at the party’s request.  We are saddened by the vitriolic post and hope as we move forward that Republicans and Democrats alike will maintain the highest level of integrity, respect, and sensitivity.  The Wabasha County Board and MN GOP apologizes for this disappointing post.”   For Immediate Release July 28, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn….

MNGOP Statement on Smith Endorsing Omar

“It was surprising to see Senator Tina Smith endorse Congresswoman Ilhan Omar  yesterday. Given Omar’s history of anti-Semitic remarks and recent calls to abolish capitalism and eliminate the police, Senator Smith should have shown better judgment. “It’s time to ask: Do the other Democrats like Collin Peterson, Angie Craig, and Dean Phillips also support Congresswoman Omar too? “Politics is politics, but Omar’s dangerous rhetoric crosses the line.”   For Immediate Release July 22, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding Senator Tina Smith endorsing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar yesterday

MNGOP Statement on Special Session

“The Republican Party of Minnesota stands in support with Senate Majority Leader Gazelka and House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt in their call to open schools in the fall and for Supreme Leader Walz to end his emergency powers and work with the legislature. “We are grateful for our Republican leaders in both chambers being willing to work across the aisle to move forward with true police reform. When we all put Minnesota families and our communities first, everyone wins.”   For Immediate Release July 20, 2020 Contact: Jack Tomczak 612-306-3076 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer…

Lewis, Lo to meet with Asian Business Leaders at Hmong Village Shopping Center

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Former U.S. Congressman and Republican-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis will be touring the Hmong Village Shopping Center in St. Paul with Fourth District Republican-endorsed candidate Sia Lo on Friday, July 17. Lewis and Lo will be touring the shopping center and holding a business roundtable meeting with some of the business owners to discuss the economic issues that they are facing this year. The event will be held at Hmong Village Shopping Center, 1001 Johnson Parkway, St. Paul, Minnesota 55106 from 6-7 p.m. Friday July 17. Media is encouraged to attend and be in place no later than…

MNGOP Statement on Reopening Schools

“The more we learn about COVID-19, the more it becomes apparent that we have done a huge disservice to our children by shutting down schools and isolating them in their homes. Virtual learning has already had a negative impact on the social, mental, and physical well-being—we can’t let this continue into the fall. “It is disappointing that Senator Tina Smith is content to sit idly by while Democrats refuse to announce a plan for allowing children to return to school this Fall. Her continued silence on the matter is troubling. “This transcends politics. All parents want their kids to be…

MNGOP Statement on New Communications Director

“It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the hiring of Jack Tomczak as our new Communications Director with the Republican Party of Minnesota. “Jack brings with him a wealth of experience, including: a background in radio, a leader in podcasting, tremendous political activism, volunteerism, and staff experience with a variety of organizations, candidates, and political party units. “We look forward to continuing to grow our communications efforts as we head into the November election as we amplify our voice, and the voices of our fellow Minnesota Republicans on a state and national scale.”   For Immediate Release July 6, 2020 Contact:…

MNGOP Statement on Liberal-led Lawsuits

“Liberals in Minnesota and around the country know they are going to have a tough time on Election Day 2020, so they are attempting to manipulate our elections through lawsuits instead of legislation. “From ballot harvesting, extending deadlines to allow more time for Democrats to ‘find’ ballots, and wasting taxpayer dollars sending ballots to all voters, it is imperative that we act now to prevent election interference and intimidation. “Yesterday, a judge rejected the consent decree between the League of Women Voters and Secretary of State Steve Simon. In his ruling, the judge stated that the proposed decree agreed upon by…

MNGOP Statement on Fairness Hearing Continuance

“This morning, the Republican Party of Minnesota, RNC and Trump Campaign requested a continuance for the fairness hearing scheduled today in strong objection to the proposed consent decree. We are pleased that this continuance was granted, allowing us to intervene in this case where the League of Women Voters and Secretary of State Steve Simon are attempting to change election laws through litigation rather than legislation. “Minnesota Democrats have made it clear that their negotiations at the State Capitol are not being done in good faith, with Simon circumventing the legislative process to manipulate Minnesota election laws. It is beyond concerning to…

MNGOP Statement on Democrat Abuse of Power

“This week, Secretary of State Steve Simon took a page out of Governor Walz’s playbook by subverting the legislative process to manipulate Minnesota election law to benefit the Democrats. In one case, the judge ordered a fairness hearing to determine third parties are not unreasonably impacted; and in the other, the judge signed off on this misuse of power by Secretary Simon and the Democrats. “There is a reason a witness signature is required when voting by absentee ballot – to prevent fraud. It is unconscionable that Secretary Simon and Governor Walz have chosen to go around the legislature – which…

MNGOP Statement on Democrat Power Grab

“For nearly 3 months, under emergency powers, Governor Walz has been able to rule by the stroke of a pen and avoid the legislative process that this country was built on. Today, the Democrat-led House voted against restoring the proper process of governing, allowing Walz unilateral power for another 30 days. “These sorts of measures are not meant to be long-term ways of operating, and it is disappointing that Minnesota Democrats are abusing the power granted under peacetime emergency order. Once again, our opponents have shown that they will stop at nothing to absorb and grab as much power as…

MNGOP Statement on Trump’s Speech

“Today, President Donald Trump showed America and the world what true leadership during a crisis looks like. We are a nation of laws, and we can both seek justice for George Floyd and stand up to the rioters who are burning our cities, demolishing businesses, and impacting the daily lives of Minnesota families. As Trump said ‘I am your President of law and order and an ally of the peaceful protestors.’ “It is time for the violent riots and crimes to stop, and we are grateful for President Trump and the National Guard for acting when our local leaders would…

U.S. Senate Endorsement

“Today, our dedicated Minnesota Republican activists overwhelmingly voted to endorse former Congressman Jason Lewis as our next U.S. Senator from the great state of Minnesota. “Lewis has spent his career on the radio talking about the important issues, and now he is committed to acting on them. During his time in Congress, Lewis was a strong leader on health care reform, tax reform, and juvenile justice reform. “Lewis is the best person we have to defeat Tina Flint Smith and represent our midwest, Republican values in Washington. Join us in supporting Jason Lewis as we work to show Smith and…

MN GOP Chairwoman Calls for Walz/Frey Resignation

“For four straight nights we have helplessly watched our neighborhood businesses be looted and destroyed, we’ve watched  as violent protesters have rioted in our streets and forced public transport and major thoroughfares to shut down, and we have watched our city burn to the ground. Governor Walz and Mayor Frey have been largely silent, other than a handful of unhelpful tweets and press conferences blaming everyone, but themselves.  Minneapolis is decimated.  Minneapolis is damaged to a level we never could have imagined.  The destruction caused this past week will unfortunately live in our memories forever. It’s a dark stain on…

MNGOP Statement Regarding Halt of State Convention

“Today, we were forced to halt our scheduled MN GOP convention due to potentially malicious interference with the servers used for our voting technology. “While our voting system remains secure, and the integrity of the system and process remains intact and has not been compromised, our vendor witnessed an unprecedented spike in volume they can not attribute to normal use of any kind. This is the same voting technology we have used for at least a dozen other conventions with no issues. “The Republican Party of Minnesota will be working with our voting vendor and law enforcement to investigate and…

MNGOP Statement on Endorsement in CD 2

“Today, Minnesota Republicans resoundingly endorsed Tyler Kistner on the first ballot in the Second Congressional District. Kistner’s experience serving in the Marines, and overall candidacy highlights the importance of the voices of a younger generation and will be a welcomed addition to Congress. Kistner’s decisive win proves he is a force to be reckoned with on the campaign trail and is going to be just the person to defeat Angie Craig in November.” For Immediate Release May 2, 2020 Contact: Becky Alery 763-360-1711 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement…

MNGOP Statement on Fischbach Endorsement

“Today, Republican activists in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District voted to endorse Michelle Fischbach to serve as our next Representative in Congress. The Republican Party of Minnesota is committed to working with Fischbach and all of our endorsed candidates to defeat Congressman Collin Peterson in November. “We are proud to have Fischbach and her incredible experience join our strong ticket of candidates who will turn Minnesota red and send more Republicans to represent our state in Congress.” For Immediate Release May 2, 2020 Contact: Becky Alery 763-360-1711 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following…

MNGOP Statement on CD 3 Endorsement

“Tonight, Republican activists overwhelmingly voted to endorse Kendall Qualls as their next representative for Minnesota’s Third Congressional District. Growing up in Harlem, NY, Qualls credits his upbringing as a driving force in his life, leading him to be the first in his family to graduate college. Qualls has spent nearly 30 years working for Fortune 100 companies and now works for a health-care startup to assist cancer patients. “Qualls is an Army veteran, husband, and father of five who has the experience and dedication to our state and this nation, and we look forward to him representing Minnesota in Congress.”…

MNGOP Statement on Simon push for Mail-in Voting

“As our nation grapples with a new normal filled with stress, anxiety and illness, Secretary of State Steven Simon’s push to change our voting system just adds to the chaos. “Minnesota has a great, no-excuse absentee voting system in which any eligible voter can vote by mail, without any changes to the law, should they choose to do so. Attempting to change a law now for elections that are months away is extremely premature and a disappointing power grab by the Democrats at a time of extreme unease.” For Immediate Release April 8, 2020 Contact: Becky Alery 763-360-1711 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party…

MNGOP Statement on DFL Push for Vote by Mail

“Our nation is dealing with an unprecedented situation which has forced many changes in our daily lives, but it is important we react in a measured and thoughtful way taking things day by day. The Republican Party of Minnesota fully supports working to ensure that no Minnesota voters are disenfranchised in any way by coronavirus implications or any other reason. However, it is concerning to see Secretary of State Steve Simon and Minnesota DFL Chair Ken Martin rushing to change laws surrounding voting in elections that are months and months away. As we work through our new reality, it is…

MNGOP Statement on Klobuchar & Smith Vote to Block Relief Bill

“Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Flint Smith have decided to put politics above the safety and good of the American people. It is disappointing to see two of Minnesota’s elected leaders take shots at President Trump and refuse to pass legislation that would provide assistance for families, relief for businesses and workers, and support for health care professionals, simply to make a political point. “Minnesota families are struggling and Main Street businesses are crumbling. It is time to put partisanship aside and work together as Americans in this trying time.” For Immediate Release March 23, 2020 Contact: Becky Alery 763-360-1711 [email protected]

MNGOP Statement on Moving to Remote Conventions

“Last night, in compliance with recommendations from the CDC and President Trump, the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Executive Committee voted to move all BPOU (local party unit) conventions from in-person to remove, teleconference conventions. “During these trying and ever-changing times, it is important that we continue moving forward and complete party business required of us to endorse candidates, elect Presidential Electors and have a voice at our national convention in August. But it is crucial that while conducting party and political business, we do our part to keep our delegates, candidates, activists and the general public safe. “We understand…

MN GOP Announces Changes to Party Conventions Amidst Coronavirus

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman, Jennifer Carnahan, released the following statement regarding the MN GOP’s decision to postpone party convention operations: “It is the Republican Party of Minnesota’s responsibility to put the health and safety of Minnesotans, our grassroots activists, candidates, and elected officials first. After conversations with our national and state-level partners, our executive board made the decision this evening to postpone our Republican Party of Minnesota BPOU (local party unit) and Congressional District conventions through April 15, 2020. “This decision did not come lightly, but it was important for our party to ensure we are…

MNGOP Statement on Lawsuit Intervention

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement about the RNC and MNGOP’s decision to intervene in a lawsuit aimed to defend laws that prevent ballot manipulation: “The Republican Party of Minnesota is proud to join the Republican National Committee against the recent lawsuit filed by the ACLU, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “It is concerning that these Democrat-aligned groups have failed to prove how voters have been or would be disenfranchised by Minnesota’s Ballot Harvesting Ban or the Voter Protection Law. Instead, this lawsuit is an attempt to…

Smith Support for Medicare Public Option Threatens Rural MN

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding Senator Tina Flint Smith’s support for Medicare public option: “Senator Tina Flint Smith has made a practice out of telling just a small portion of the story when it comes to her radical stances on health care, following in the footsteps of her colleague Senator Amy Klobuchar. In a recent interview, Smith shared her support for a public option – a policy that could threaten health care for those in rural Minnesota. The last thing Minnesota families need is another far-left policy that could force…

MNGOP Statement on Klobuchar Dropping Out

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding Senator Amy Klobuchar dropping out of the Presidential Race: “After 13 months of ignoring the people of Minnesota whom she was hired to represent, Senator Amy Klobuchar has finally admitted there was no pathway to victory and dropped out of the presidential race. “Following last night’s disastrous rally, Klobuchar chose to drop out rather than face the embarrassment of losing in her home state. From abusing staff to questionable prosecutions, it has long been clear to everyone but Amy Klobuchar that she is not fit…

MNGOP Statement on Klobuchar Dropping Out

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding Senator Amy Klobuchar dropping out of the Presidential Race: “After 13 months of ignoring the people of Minnesota whom she was hired to represent, Senator Amy Klobuchar has finally admitted there was no pathway to victory and dropped out of the presidential race. “Following last night’s disastrous rally, Klobuchar chose to drop out rather than face the embarrassment of losing in her home state. From abusing staff to questionable prosecutions, it has long been clear to everyone but Amy Klobuchar that she is not fit…

MNGOP Condemns Hmong Times Editor Comment

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement condemning a recent comment by a reporter: “This past weekend, the MNGOP & Trump Campaign hosted an Asian Pacific American training attended by more than 70 passionate and energetic Republicans looking to help re-elect President Trump and turn Minnesota red. “Unfortunately, Wameng Moua, Editor and Publisher of Hmong Today, chose to disregard these Minnesotans’ right to organize and support the Republican Party and our candidates by comparing them to Nazis. “The Republican Party of Minnesota has taken great strides to welcome supporters and newcomers of all backgrounds, ages,…

MNGOP Statement on Congressman Jim Hagedorn Fighting Cancer

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman, Jennifer Carnahan, released the following statement: “Earlier today, my husband and Minnesota’s First District Congressman Jim Hagedorn, announced he was diagnosed on February 15, 2019, with stage four kidney cancer. “Over the past year, Jim has received treatment at the Mayo Clinic and is doing well. Jim has worked incredibly hard representing the people of Southern Minnesota, all while fighting this disease. “Jim loves our country and serving in Congress more than anything in the world. As his wife and chair of our party, the past year hasn’t been easy. We both…

MNGOP Statement on Klobuchar’s Presidential Campaign

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding Senator Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign: “For the past year, Senator Amy Klobuchar has been largely absent from serving her constituents in the great state of Minnesota, while also missing nearly 40% of votes in the Senate where she currently serves. While claiming to be a moderate candidate in the race, the facts show otherwise as Klobuchar is a cosponsor of the Green New Deal, voted to impeach President Trump, and supportive of Ilhan Omar and the new socialist leaders in Congress. “In 2020, voters in…

MNGOP Statement on Senate Vote to Acquit President Trump

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding today’s vote to acquit President Trump: “Today is a good day for our nation as the Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump. Following years of baseless attempts to overturn the 2016 election, Senate Democrats including Minnesota’s own Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Flint Smith chose to further divide our nation rather than joining Republicans to focus on bettering the lives of Minnesota families. “Klobuchar and Smith’s votes prove they have abandoned Minnesota voters to jump on the bandwagon with the far-left, radical Democrats running…

Vice President Mike Pence Swears in Jennifer Carnahan to President’s Advisory Commission

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – On Monday, January 27, 2020, Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to members of President Donald J. Trump’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at the White House in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Key Administration officials speaking at the event included co-chairs of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia also gave remarks. This is the first time that there were three Cabinet members present for the…

MNGOP Statement on Presidential Primary Data

“Voting is one of the greatest rights and civic duties we are afforded by living in the United States of America. Yet, the Minnesota DFL is actively working to dissuade Minnesotans from participating in the March 3rd Presidential Primary, for which voting is already open. Changing the rules in the middle of the game is something that the majority of Americans would be against whether we are talking about the Superbowl or an election. “The legislation surrounding the Presidential Primary was passed in a bipartisan manner and should be allowed to move forward without the DFL impeding due to baseless…

MNGOP Statement on Sanders, Klobuchar Rallies

“As early voting begins, two Democrat Presidential hopefuls held rallies in our state. Senator Bernie Sanders showed just how out of touch he is with Minnesotans when he hit the stage with Minnesota’s own Congresswoman Ilhan Omar to champion their government-run, socialist agenda that will kill jobs and drive up taxes on middle-class families across the state. And in a shocking twist, after spending the past year neglecting her constituents, Senator Klobuchar finally returned home to the state she is supposed to represent. “Regardless of who Democrats choose as their Presidential Nominee, voters across Minnesota and the country are prospering…

MNGOP Statement on Early Voting

“Today, marks the start of early voting for Minnesota’s Presidential Primary with Minnesotans casting the first ballots in the country. While Democrats fight it out to determine who can be the most radical, far-left candidate, Republicans across the state are energized and excited to show their support for President Donald Trump.” For Immediate Release January 17, 2019 Contact: Becky Alery 763-360-1711 [email protected].com MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding the start of early voting

MNGOP Statement on Phase One Trade Deal

“Today is an incredible first step for the United States of America with President Trump joining the Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China to sign a historic phase one trade agreement. Minnesota is set to benefit greatly through the creation of more than a hundred thousand jobs and billions added to our nation’s economy. “Since day 1, President Trump has promised to fight for trade deals that put America first and today’s action has done just that. All Americans owe President Trump a great deal of gratitude for his efforts on this Trade Deal that will benefit our…

MNGOP Statement on Democrat Debate

“While President Trump was showcasing his America First policies in Wisconsin tonight, 2020 Democrats were too busy detailing their plans to nickel and dime our nation into oblivion to acknowledge the historical progress made over the past three years under his leadership.  If Democrats had it their way, two million Iowans would be stripped off their healthcare plans and everyday Americans would see massive tax hikes. It’s clear the radical candidates on stage tonight offer nothing more than a crippling slate of proposals dead-set on controlling every aspect of life, all while destroying the American Dream at the same time.”…

MNGOP Statement on 30A Special Primary

“Tonight, endorsed candidate Paul Novotny prevailed in the Special Primary in House District 30A. Novotny is a strong conservative who will be a great addition to St. Paul championing issues like lowering taxes, supporting life, defending our 2nd Amendment rights and improving roads across Minnesota. Now we head towards the February 4th Special Election confident Novotny will again be triumphant and join the State House to represent his community and fight against the progressive policies being pushed by House Democrats.” For Immediate Release January 14, 2019 Contact: Becky Alery 763-360-1711 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer…

MNGOP Announces Crenshaw as 2020 Lincoln Reagan Keynote Speaker

“The Republican Party of Minnesota welcomes Congressman Dan Crenshaw to Minnesota as the Keynote Speaker for our annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner on March 27, 2020. Congressman Crenshaw served our country as a Lieutenant Commander (retired) and Navy Seal. Since his election to represent Texas’ Second Congressional District, Crenshaw has quickly become an important national figure, standing behind our President and fighting back against his liberal colleagues by serving on the Budget and Homeland Security committees. “In 2020, Minnesota will field several competitive campaigns, with the future of the American Dream at stake, and our priority is building up our resources…

MNGOP Statement on SOTU

“Tonight, President Trump’s State of the Union Address outlined an unprecedented record of achievements: Two terrorist leaders taken down, two Supreme Court Justices confirmed, and two major trade deals signed into law — all in just the first three years of President Trump’s leadership. Trump has spent his first-term in office delivering on countless campaign promises and bettering the future for families in Minnesota and across the country. “With these massive accomplishments, as well as a record-breaking economy, Democrats have no chance in November. Minnesota is ready for another four years of a Trump Presidency and we are going to…

MNGOP Statement on USMCA Passage

“Today’s passage of the USMCA is a great win for Minnesota and the country. Following months of stall tactics from Pelosi and House Democrats, today’s vote is an incredible step forward for our state and the country. “This move fulfills President Trump’s campaign promise to negotiate trade deals that will put America first and brings immense benefits to Minnesota farmers and manufacturers. The USMCA will lead to the creation of more than 175,000 jobs, add nearly $70 Billion to our nation’s economy and boost numerous industries around the United States. “We are grateful for President Trump’s leadership on USMCA.” For…

MNGOP Statement on Impeachment Vote

“Today, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives put partisan politics ahead of the future of this country through their vote to impeach President Donald Trump. While it has been clear that impeaching the President has been the Democrats’ goal since day 1, it is disappointing they would rather further divide this nation than work to better the lives of American families. “Unfortunately, Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips followed in the footsteps of Ilhan Omar, Nancy Pelosi and their fellow radical colleagues on this vote. Craig and Phillips’s decision to ignore their constituents and vote to impeach the President…

MNGOP Statement on Impeachment & USMCA Announcements

“Today, Democrats decided they can multi-task by announcing they are advancing both articles of impeachment and the USCMA. After nearly a year of delay, Speaker Pelosi has finally caved and decided to put the America people first by allowing USMCA to move forward. While this move may simply be to distract the voters of the continued disaster of impeachment proceedings, I am glad that the United States will finally pass the USMCA which will immensely benefit the American worker and our economy. Thank you to President Trump and congressional Republicans for their efforts on this crucial piece of legislation.” For…

MNGOP Statement on Endorsement in HD30A

“Congratulations to Paul Novotny for being endorsed today as our Republican candidate for House District 30A. Representative Nick Zerwas certainly leaves big shoes to fill, but I am confident Paul is just the person to do it. We look forward to supporting Paul as we work to keep this seat in Republican hands on our quest to taking back the State House in 2020.” For Immediate Release December 7, 2019 Contact: Becky Alery 763-360-1711 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding the endorsement of Paul Novotny to replace outgoing Representative Nick…

MNGOP Statement on State Central Announcements

“We are excited to announce the appointment of Carleton Crawford as the new Deputy Chair for the Republican Party of Minnesota. Carleton has extensive experience serving the organization in different capacities, including serving as the CD5 Chair from 2005-2011. We look forward to welcoming Carleton in this new role as we head towards the 2020 election. “I am also pleased to announce that we have officially moved Becky Alery into the Executive Director Role. Becky will continue to lead our communications strategy as well as overseeing party staff efforts and helping to implement the strategy that will turn Minnesota red…

MNGOP Statement on Pelosi’s Impeachment Announcement

“After weeks of wasting countless hours, Pelosi and her fellow Democrats have decided to continue the circus in Washington and move forward with their sham impeachment attempts. It is disappointing that Democrats continue to ignore the will of the voters through their desperate attempts to overturn the 2016 election and defeat President Trump. It is time for Reps. Angie Craig, Dean Phillips, and Collin Peterson to urge Pelosi to allow Congress to move past these baseless attacks on the President and turn their efforts to securing the border and passing the USMCA – two things Americans across this country support.”…

MNGOP Statement on Impeachment Hearing

“Today, Democrats continue on their quest to overturn the 2016 election by moving forward with their sham impeachment proceedings. The Democrats have once again shown Americans that they are not interested in working on issues that voters care about, but instead impeaching President Trump at all costs. Voters see through this partisan impeachment witch hunt and will continue to support President Trump as he works to Keep America Great.” For Immediate Release November 13, 2019 Contact: Becky Alery 763-360-1711 [email protected] MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding the Democrats’ sham impeachment proceedings