On Friday, roughly 2,200 Minnesota Republicans will assemble at their party’s state convention in St. Cloud to nominate a candidate for the U.S. Senate. Three men are vying for the nomination: Kurt Bills, a state representative from Rosemount; Pete Hegseth, an Iraq War veteran from Stillwater; and Dan Severson, a former state representative from Sauk Rapids. And according to several party insiders, the race is a dead heat.
To win the nomination, a candidate must get 60 percent of the delegates’ votes, and because two of the candidates entered the campaign late, no one is walking into the convention with the nomination guaranteed. If no one wins the nod at the convention, the candidates will face off in an August primary. But Jeff Johnson, national committeeman for Minnesota, tells NRO he thinks Bills, who’s been endorsed by Texas congressman Ron Paul, has a slight edge.
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