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MN Republican Convention coming back to Rochester

Event was made online only in 2020 due to COVID.

Posted: Jun 10, 2021 4:06 PM
Updated: Jun 11, 2021 2:07 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The 2022 Minnesota Republican State Convention is coming back to Rochester.

GOP State Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan made the announcement Thursday. The convention will be held May 13 and 14 at the Mayo Civic Center.

"We are excited to announce our 2022 State Convention will be held at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester next spring," says Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan.  "Rochester is one of Minnesota's most vibrant cities and we are excited to host this important event in southern Minnesota ahead of the 2022 election."

The Minnesota GOP says over 2,200 delegates and alternates from Minnesota's eight congressional districts will gather to endorse candidates for statewide races for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and State Auditor. The convention will be a milesone moment in the midterm election cycle, which Chair Carnahan tells KIMT presents Minnesotans with an important choice on the state's future.

"We've been living under Governor Walz's unilateral rule for well over a year now, where he's personally and individually made decisions that have impacted our families, our schools, our children, our businesses, and are still having a negative impact. We need to show Minnesota that we can do better, and we deserve better."

Political analyst Rayce Hardy says the convention should not only be good for Rochester from an economic standpoint but will allow Republicans to try and sway Olmsted County into voting for the GOP after failing to win over the county during the presidential election.

Hardy explained, "Biden only won 13 of the counties in Minnesota and all the rest went to Trump and one of those 13 was Olmsted County so there's importance there for the Republican also trying to get more votes."

The State Republican Convention has not been held in Rochester since 2014. It was to have been held in Rochester in 2020 but was changed to an online event due to the COVID pandemic.

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Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 604184

Reported Deaths: 7620
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Hennepin1248631774
Ramsey52480895
Dakota46804470
Anoka42746458
Washington27416291
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Scott17548135
Wright16370149
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Sherburne1201295
Carver1066448
Clay825892
Rice8196110
Blue Earth762543
Crow Wing681594
Kandiyohi667885
Chisago619752
Otter Tail585884
Benton582998
Goodhue483874
Douglas475381
Mower470733
Winona461251
Itasca459263
Isanti439964
McLeod430361
Morrison424662
Nobles407950
Beltrami407561
Steele397616
Polk389072
Becker386655
Lyon363853
Carlton352756
Freeborn346932
Pine335023
Nicollet331045
Mille Lacs311654
Brown307840
Le Sueur297226
Cass286032
Todd285632
Meeker263142
Waseca238023
Martin235332
Roseau211021
Wabasha20783
Hubbard196441
Dodge18783
Renville182446
Redwood176338
Houston174616
Cottonwood167124
Wadena162823
Fillmore157410
Faribault154419
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Scott20306247
Black Hawk16119312
Woodbury15238230
Johnson1461585
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Story1071448
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Clinton561493
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Webster515494
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Marshall486676
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Jasper421172
Plymouth402981
Lee382356
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Carroll286852
Crawford268540
Boone268434
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Washington256751
Dickinson249344
Mahaska232351
Jackson225242
Clay216627
Kossuth216166
Tama211871
Delaware210943
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Page194522
Buchanan193733
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Hamilton181851
Harrison179973
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Butler166235
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Mills163724
Floyd163342
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Hancock150234
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Greene78011
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