We want to send a heartfelt thanks to candidates, volunteers, and our Field Director, Dan Hanks for a heard-fought campaign season! There were silver linings all over the 5th: congrats to Rich Stanek for winning re-election as Hennepin County Sheriff, and CD5 Vice Chair Laura Palmer for winning School Board! Several City Council seats won included Spring Lake Park, Hopkins and Crystal. Overall, there was a 3% increase in GOP voter turnout compared to the 2010 non-presidential race. Statewide, Republicans gained control of the MN House, ending an unpopular trifecta of DFL control. Nationwide, Republicans took back the Senate and increased seats in the U.S. House.
As we rest up and enjoy the holidays, we’re also planning events and training in 2015. Our work continues, and so will the wins! Please check our calendar, Facebook and Twitter for the latest on upcoming events and news. Please contact us if you’d like to help.
CD5 Chair Nancy LaRoche, and the 5th CD Executive Committee.