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Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

~Ronald Reagan 

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Meetings and Events Cancelled Through April

Sen_Michelle_Benson.jpgIn March 26, Gov. Walz’ issued an emergency order to cancel all group meetings and to close bars and restaurants through April, to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Calvary Lutheran Church has also closed its doors to meetings of outside groups for the next month. As a consequence, the Executive Committee of the Senate District 49 Republicans announces

The Dinner Program on March 31 featuring Senator Michelle Benson (pictured on the left) is cancelled.

The Southwest Metro Republicans Pints & Politics on April 13 at Poor Richards Commonhouse is cancelled.

The Senate District 49 convention that had been reschedule to meet on Saturday, April 18 will now be conducted by teleconference. 

Events planned in May, including the Southwest Metro Republicans Pints & Politics on May 11, is still a possibility, depending on the course of the pandemic and the decisions of community leaders.

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Local Senate District Conventions Rescheduled

The three senate districts encompassing Richfield, Bloomington, Edina, and Eden Prairie have announced the new dates for their conventions:

• Senate District 50 Republicans – Tuesday, March 31, 7 pm
• Senate District 48 Republicans – Wednesday, April 15, 7 pm
• Senate District 49 Republicans – Saturday, April 18, 3 pm

The meetings on these dates will be conducted by teleconference. Delegates and Alternates eligible to participate will be notified with instructions at least 10 days ahead of the teleconference date.

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January 28 Program: Rep. Ilhan Omar and the 2020 State Legislative Outlook

Drazkowski.jpgSteve Drazkowski represents the area around Mazeppa in the Minnesota legislature and is the leader of the New House Republican Caucus. He is the past chair of the Property Tax and Local Government Finance Committee. He has been pushing the US House Committee on Ethics and the Internal Revenue Service to investigate Ilhan Omar. Rep. Drazkowski was our featured speaker at the first SD49 dinner program of the 2020 season, on January 28.

To read more about his presentation  CLICK HERE

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Fall Conversation Nov. 22 Examined Metro Congressional Races

Fall_Conversation_2019_15_(2).jpg2020 will be a monumental year in politics in Minnesota. The Presidential race is garnering the most attention, but Congressional races could well prove pivotal in determining the future direction of the country. What will it take for Republican candidates for Congress to successfully run in the Minneapolis metropolitan area?

Our annual “Fall Conversation” took place on Friday, November 22. It probed the challenges and opportunities in running for Congress in our area. Kendall Qualls and Lacy Johnson gave us their thoughts and answered our questions. Both are seeking endorsement in their Congressional districts, and both bring inspiring life stories and motivating enthusiasm to their campaigns. Max Rymer was our moderator.

Watch the video to see for yourself why those attending were impressed by these candidates. To view some additional photos, CLICK HERE.

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