My hometown paper did a nice story on my election as a Republican national delegate. Check it out byclicking here or scrolling down.
Pine City well represented at Republican convention
Two young men from Pine City, Rudy Takala and Joe Wolf, made waves at the Republican Party of Minnesota’s state convention on May 19, and one is heading to the Republican National Convention as a delegate.
Takala will represent Minnesota along with 39 other delegates in Tampa, Fla.
I arrived in Washington last Friday morning, five days ago. It has been an extraordinarily busy five days, but I am mostly settled in at this point.
My first stop on Friday afternon after landing and renting a car was at the Georgetown Medical Center. (I tried to find a Dunkin' Donuts first, but to no avail.) I had an infection on my thumb for the preceding few days, and it looked like it wasn't getting better. I was given a prescription for pain killers and antibiotics, the latter of which I am still on.
Paul Demko of the St. Paul Legal Ledger/Capitol Report quoted me in a couple of brief instances in his recent story, "Endorsement battles may loom for GOP moderates." You may view it byclicking hereor by scrolling down right here.
Endorsement battles may loom for GOP moderates
There is a lot of uncertainty about the 2012 legislative election season. Most significantly, nobody knows exactly what legislative districts will look like when the redistricting process — which is expected to drag on into February or March — is finally completed.
, Jim Abeler
, Pat Garofalo
, Rudy Takala
, Barbara Banian
, John Howe
, King Banaian
, Neal Peterson
, Paul Koering
, Rich Murray
, Ron Erhardt
, Steve Gottwalt
, Steve Smith
, Tim Kelly
There was a, shall we say, thought-provoking letter in my hometown newspaper a few days ago talking about my past campaign for the Minnesota House. I may not concur with all of its sentiments, but it is an interesting read nonetheless!
To the editor:
This is gonna leave a mark! I have to publicly apologize to Rudy Takala for voting against him by voting for Crawford. This means I also must publicly admit I voted for Crawford. The shame and guilt I feel!