Skip to main content

2nd Republican joins race for Bachmann's seat

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

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.

Next Up

hennepin sheriff hutchinson screengrab facebook

Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson on paid leave for health reasons

The sheriff, who was recently convicted of drunk-driving, is set to stand down later this year.

Crane Lake

Flooding expected to worsen in MN's Arrowhead region

Hundreds of private homes are at-risk in northern St. Louis County.

St. Paul Police crash

St. Paul police: Kids in stolen car rammed squad, hid in porta-potty

The incident sent the Minnesota Capitol into a brief lockdown.

IMG_7030

Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities

Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.

kim crockett facebook sos

MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video

Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.

storm, severe

Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota

In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.

House sale keys door

High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities

Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.

Screen Shot 2022-05-19 at 1.59.51 PM

Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin

The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Medford man dies in Le Sueur County crash

The 49-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Denisovan molar

MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos

The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.

Eagle Ridge Middle School

Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute

Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.

Related

Bachmann-Graves race draws national attention

Rep. Michele Bachmann, the polarizing Minnesota Republican and Tea Party favorite, is often in more than her share of headlines. She is generating even more attention in the final sprint to Election Day – and so is her opponent, DFL businessman Jim Graves – as the national media shine a spotlight on Bachmann's tightest race yet.

Michele Bachmann: Republican primary could end soon

The Minnesota Congresswoman told Bloomberg that money will be the factor that narrows the field. Bachmann has yet to endorse any of the remaining Republican contenders. She dropped out of the race for the White House after finishing sixth in the Iowa caucuses.