Though firebrand Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was just elected to the Senate in 2012,speculationhas erupted in the last week that he may be a top presidential
contender in the coming cycle. He joins potential contenders Senators
Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both just elected in 2010.
Their emergence has inspired observers to wonder whether the prospect of
presidential contenders coming out of the Senate has become a new norm.
Though they do follow President Obama
As reported in the media, Pat Shortridgeis the new chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota (RPM). He was elected with 224 votes, or 66% of the total delegation.Terry McCallreceived 103 votes.Todd McIntyrereceived just nine votes.
What I found interesting is that, while legislative leaders and party operatives (paid officials or people who are seeking to become paid officials) supported Shortridge, members of the Republican Party’s State Executive Committee and leaders within the party supported McCall by a slight edge.
, Matt Dean
, Minnesota Republican Party
, Terry McCall
, David Fitzsimmons
, Rick Weible
, Todd McIntyre
, Pat Shortridge
, Adam Weigold
, Bill Jungbauer
, Dan Hall
, Dave Senjem
, Jim Taylor
, Marco Rubio
, Margaret Cavanagh
, Steve Perkins
, Ted Lovdahl