Three Republicans vying for party endorsement to challenge Sen. Klobuchar

Former state Rep. Dan Severson, Minnesota Army National Guard Capt. Pete Hegseth and first-term state Rep. Kurt Bills have all entered the race to unseat first-term Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Republicans are expected to endorse a candidate at the state convention in mid-May.
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Former state Rep. Dan Severson, Minnesota Army National Guard Capt. Pete Hegseth and first-term state Rep. Kurt Bills have all entered the race to unseat first-term Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Republicans are expected to endorse a candidate at the state convention in mid-May.

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