In a unexpected decision, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann won't run for re-election in 2014. The race to find someone to run for the seat should make for an exciting election season. A video explanation is below.
We as Republicans need to do a better job of helping local BPOU’s recruit and support conservatives in races for local offices. It’s one of the best possible ways to grow the membership of our Party over the long-term but not just any candidate but one that subscribes to a constitutional conservative principal. Democrats have been populating local offices for quite some time; it’s time Republicans get in that game.
There are numerous reasons, the least obvious reason, however, is potentially the most important. Local officials tend to make great candidates for the state legislature and other offices; they are the farm team or feeder system for state races. Local officials have high positive name recognition, a list of lawn sign locations, contributors and volunteers and experience running a campaign.
The Benton County Republicans have established a candidate search committee. Our goal is to develop a list of potential candidates for elected and appointed office. This will be an ongoing endeavor. Our appeal to you is, would you be interested, if not now perhaps in the future, to run for a position in government. If not then perhaps you know of someone who would make a good candidate. Many times folks just don’t think of running for office but with encouragement might do so. We don’t want just anybody but rather someone who is for limited, constitutional government and is of good moral character, someone you could be proud to promote.
List of non-partisan positions to consider.
1. County Commissioners
2. Township board
4. City Council
5. School board
6. State Senate/Representative
7. Appointed positions such as Park Board, Planning Commissions, etc...
Contact our BPOU chairman Kevin Arnold 320-252-0165
or Search committee chairman Clinton Wruck 320-492-6978
Those interested can give the local Republican party to the south a hand and attend this event. Some nice auction items! Map
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Benton County Republicans is a non-profit organization based in Benton County, Minnesota. Our goal is to educate the people of Benton County and the State of Minnesota on conservative principles and to advocate the Republican Party's philosophy and initiatives while empowering men and women of all ages, ethnicity and backgrounds in the political process. Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at the St. Cloud Regional Airport for our regular meeting where we share ideas, form friendships and help good, conservative candidates get elected through volunteer work and political activism.