We have one in Saint Paul and the Fourth CD. There’s a primary challenge for the Fourth CD Republican endorsement to run for Congress.
Tony Hernandez is the endorsed GOP candidate.
Tony won the endorsement at the April convention by a 195-5 margin over his challenger, to whose name recognition I will not contribute here. The other candidate agreed – according to a couple of sources – that he’d not challenge Tony Hernandez in the primary. And then he promptly turned around and filed to run in the primary.
Anyway, while the other candidate has not had any sort of presence at all in the race so far – after reportedly promising he could raise DFL-sized money for the general election – I don’t expect that he’ll be much of a challenge for Tony Hernandez. But it is hypothetically possible that the other guy who is not Tony could spend $30,000 between now and Monday night trying to build instant name recognition over Hernandez. It’s happened – Arne Carlson did it, more or less.
So I’ll just give you a little reminder, for yourself and your Republican friends, family and neighbors in the Fourth CD:
Vote for Tony Hernandez, not the other guy, on Tuesday.
By the way – Tony is fundraising in a tough district; if you can peel off a few bucks to fight Betty McColllum’s juggernaut, that’d be huge. And if you’ve got an afternoon to spend lit-dropping, or an evening for phoning, please hit Tony’s volunteer page.
Disclosure: I am a volunteer for the Hernandez campaign. As if you couldn’t tell.