Competition for state Republican chair post starts to firm up

Eden Prairie business executive Brandon Sawalich has picked up some endorsements in his bid to become the new state party chair. The only other announced candidate is a relative unknown, but a few other possibilities are still considering joining the race.
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Eden Prairie business executive Brandon Sawalich has picked up some endorsements in his bid to become the new state party chair. The only other announced candidate is a relative unknown, but a few other possibilities are still considering joining the race.

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