Saint Paul, MN – The SD 65 Republicans had a busy, well-attended (and, dare we say, interesting?) BPOU convention. Uncharacteristically for a non-Presidential year, there was a full house (despite earlier concerns about achieving a quorum) of delegates and visitors.
The convention endorsed Tony Athen, a former policeman, to run for the House seat in district 65B against Mariani.
The last item of business was to elect the delegates to the CD4 and State conventions.
Finally, and perhaps significantly, among the visitors were a DFL monitor, which is unusual for a small convention like ours.
It was also unusual because he didn’t bring a camera, so we were left wondering why he bothered to come at all. Maybe he was just there to hear our candidates speak. We are making unexpected inroads into Saint Paul after all.
Update: an earlier version of this post mis-characterized Tony Athen’s background, which is now corrected. See his comment below.