Republicans Endorse Scofield in SD46

The candidate wanted out of the race but ended up winning last month's primary.

Though later than usual, Senate District 46 Republicans on Monday endorsed Paul Scofield in his bid for the state Senate.

Scofield was an unusual winner during the Aug. 14 Republican primary—though he had previously , and said he wanted out of the race, . He was only on the ballot because he missed the deadline to withdraw.

Instead, he will face two-term Democratic incumbent Sen. Ron Latz in November's general election.

Mike Held, the SD 46 Republican coordinator, said this was the first time in memory that an unendorsed candidate won a local primary. A simple motion and a second on Monday night officially gave Scofield the endorsement.

Scofield, who lost to Latz in the 2010 general election, said he is serving the wishes of local Republicans by staying in the race this year. 

During a brief talk after his endorsement, he said he supports both the voter ID and marriage amendments. He also said he will work hard to implement a “right to work” plan in Minnesota, similar to the one newly adopted in Wisconsin.

Joan Fenton September 12, 2012 at 04:22 AM
I urge all the folks in SD 46A and 46B (Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, and the Medicine Lake area of Plymouth) to vote for Paul Scofield. I know him to be a hard-working, dedicated, intelligent man who will work tirelessly for our benefit. Please go to his website for more information scofieldforsenate.org.
mike savick October 08, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Same repitition of the Tea Party mantra. Not an original thought to be had. He offers the same cut and paste Koch Brothers' constitutional "Right to Work" (for less) amendment to go around the legislative process. Remember the petroleum billionaire Koch Brothers sponsor the "grass roots " Tea Party. Hint, they also control 70% of the gassoline refining in Minnesota (Koch Refinery is now called Flint Hills Refinery) Who profiteers at every spot market fluctuation even thought the oil is from Canada and North Dakota? The "grass roots" folks are picking our pockets!


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