5:27 — The delegates are filing in.
5:42 — Chairman Shortridge says we’ll start in 2 mins.
5:43 — Mitch Berg is in the hall. MOB rules.
5:45 — Meeting is under way.
5:46 — Rules Committee report being given by Chairman Shortridge. Rules Committee Report approved.
5:49 — Jeff Johnson only candidate for RNC National Committeeman. Janet Beihoffer & Pat Anderson are the only candidates for RNC National Commiteewoman.
5:50 — Nominations Committee Report approved.
5:52 — Credentials Committee Report being given.
5:55 — Seating of alternates still ongoing.
6:10 — Delay still ongoing.
6:15 — We’re about to resume the meeting.
6:20 — Unanimous ballot cast for Jeff Johnson, Bron Scherer. Jeff Johnson is re-elected as RNC National Committeeman. Bron Scherer is re-elected as Treasurer.
6:22 — Jeff Johnson: Jeff Johson: “I wouldn’t trade w/DFL: we’re at least dealing with our problems”. With Mark Dayton & Al Franken at the top of the ticket, there is no fixing the DFL’s problems.”
6:25 — Janet Beihoffer is recognized to speak. Gretchen Hoffman is speaking on Janet’s behalf. Dave Thompson is now talking about fully supporting the GOP party platform.
6:29 — Janet Beihoffer is now talking. “It must be PARTY FIRST.”
6:32 — Scott Dutcher speaking on Pat Anderson’s behalf. He’s telling the delegates that Pat Anderson took a leadership role after Tony Sutton resigned.
6:35 — Pat Anderson talking about going forward, bringing resources to help Kurt Bills defeat Amy Klobuchar.
6:40 — Balloting begins.
6:50 — Bron Scherer giving the Treasurer’s Report.
7:10 — Beihoffer 215, Pat Anderson 110. Congratulations Janet. Pat, Thanks for your leadership during this past year.
7:11 — Janet “We need to thank Pat Anderson for the hard work she did.”

6 Responses to “Minnesota State Central Committee Liveblogging”

  • eric z says:

    Again, as I have commented at other times, live blogging is an effort and your doing it is commendable. I hope other readers join in that thought of appreciation.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Eric, Thanks for expressing your appreciation. It’s mentally taxing to stay focused on everything that’s said while still attempting to read the mood of the room while others are stopping past to tell you about things they’re seeing.

    It’s like trying to drink water from a fire hose in that your thirst gets quenched but your clothes are soaked from the overload.

  • Jethro says:

    Well said, Eric z. Well said!

  • walter hanson says:


    Since I give you grief most of the time good comment and thank you for staying on point.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  • MplsSteve says:

    I agree with the previous comments.

    Gary’s live-blogging of the State Convention was most cool.

    It is OK if a middle-aged guy uses the phrase “most cool” in a post – right?

  • Gary Gross says:

    Steve, I didn’t delete it so “most cool” is just fine with the most influential person on this blog.

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