Former State Rep Keith Downey has announced he is running for MNGOP Chair.
Here is the email via MPR as I did not receive it.
Today I am announcing to GOP delegates and alternates statewide my intention to run for State Republican Party Chair. We have a lot of work to do, and it would be an honor to serve as your State Party Chairman!
It is a critical time. We must do all this not for our own sake, but for the good of the people of Minnesota and our country. These times demand an excellent Republican Party, and together we can get the job done!
A heartfelt thank you to our current Chairman Pat Shortridge for all he has done, and to his team. We now need to take the next steps, and they are big ones.
As a businessman and recent State Representative, I hope to earn your confidence with the right combination of principle, skill and experience, and a concrete plan for the gains we need to make. Look for more information from me soon.
Thank you for your service to the people of Minnesota, and a Happy New Year to you and yours!
In case my earlier tweets were misconstrued, Downey is probably the best candidate either officially running or rumored to be, so far. I’m just going to need to see that he isn’t all hat and no cattle.