Video Replay: MN GOP State Convention In Duluth

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Republicans gathered in Duluth to pick national convention delegates and work on their party’s platform. Complete video coverage of both days and highlight videos of some speeches are below. Read our live blog for a tweet-by-tweet account of what happened.

9am State convention reconvenes


Above: Republican State Convention on Saturday- note this is an edited version. Sections with music have been edited out because YouTube muted the original video for music copyright violations. The original muted video can still be seen here.
Below: Video replay Republican State Central Committee and Convention from Friday.

VIDEO REPLAY of 1pm State Central Committee – Agenda here

5pm VIDEO REPLAY of State convention- 5pm Friday Agenda here

Convention highlights:

MN Republicans Suffer From Trump Discomfort
Some Minnesota Republicans party activists are having discomfort with the possibility of Donald Trump being at the top of their ticket this fall. At a meeting of the party’s state central committee they debate making it easier for people not to actively support Trump and still be considered in good standing with the party. The motion is voted down.

MNGOP Deputy Chair Says “D” On Ballot Stands For Debt

Minnesota Republican Party Deputy Chair Chris Fields says that a “D” on a ballot stands for debt.

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek Addresses MN GOP State Convention

Stanek says he is against closing the gun show loophole and says focus should be on improving mental health.

Congressman Tom Emmer Addresses MN GOP Convention in Duluth

Pete Hegseth Of Fox News Addresses MN GOP Convention

Fox News Contributor Pete Hegseth Addresses Minnesota GOP Convention in Duluth.

Jason Lewis Speaks to MN GOP Convention
Congressional candidate Jason Lewis speaks to the Minnesota Republican convention in Duluth.

Jim Hagedorn Speaks to MN GOP State Convention
Republican congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn addresses the Minnesota GOP convention in Duluth. Hagedorn will face Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) for a rematch this fall after losing by 8 percentage points in 2014.

Frank Drake Speaks to MN GOP State Convention
Frank Drake is the Republican candidate for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district. The district which includes Minneapolis is represented by Keith Ellison (DFL)

Thank you to AFSCME Council 5 for sponsoring our convention coverage

Thank you to AFSCME Council 5 for sponsoring our convention coverage

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