2nd Republican joins race for Bachmann's seat


A second Republican has jumped into the race to fill the Sixth Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

Rhonda Sivarajah, chair of the Anoka County Board of Commissioners, announced her candidacy at an auto repair shop in Ham Lake Wednesday morning, the Associated Press reports.

"We need someone who will actually fight to get things done, who will make our conservative principles a reality," Sivarajah said.

Sivarajah will join two others already in the race: former gubernatorial GOP candidate Tom Emmer, and DFL environmental activist Judy Adams, of Circle Pines.

Sivarajah was the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert in the same year Emmer ran, but Emmer got the party endorsement.

Bachmann on May 29 announced that she would not seek a fifth term. She explained her decision a bit more on FOX News.

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