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Politics Friday: Minnesota Republicans gather for their state convention

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The Minnesota Republican Party convention at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Friday.
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The Minnesota Republican Party convention is underway at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Friday, with the selection of national delegates and endorsement of a U.S. Senate candidate on the to-do list.

Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at the party’s annual Lincoln-Reagan fundraising dinner which will be held in association with the convention.  

On this special edition of Politics Friday from the 2024 State Convention for Minnesota Republicans, MPR News host Brian Bakst and the MPR politics team conducts interviews and a look at the scenes at the convention.

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MPR News politics editor Brian Bakst interviews Tad Jude, a Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District seat, on Friday at the state's Republican Convention in St. Paul.
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Plus, we have a recap of the session-ending sprint at the state Capitol with MPR News senior politics reporters Dana Ferguson and Clay Masters.  

Guests:

  • David Hann is the chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota.

  • Tayler Rahm is a Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

  • Tad Jude is a Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District seat.

  • Ak Kamara is a Republican delegate in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

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