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Meeker Co. Republicans to discuss reconsidering Urdahl endorsement

LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Republican Party leaders will meet this evening to discuss whether to reconsider the party's endorsement of Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, for his vote in favor of a new Vikings stadium.

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Main Street Café in Litchfield.

According to an email forwarded to the West Central Tribune this morning, the main topic of the meeting will be to consider a request to hold a second House District 18A endorsing convention to protest Urdahl's vote on the Vikings.

Senate District 18 Chairman Jim Bobier is seeking feedback from the district's Executive Committee before proceeding, according to the email.

If the group did decide to reconsider the endorsement, a majority of the Executive Committee members must verify the constitutionality of the action and vote to proceed, according to the email. The next step would be to hold a new endorsing convention by June 5.

Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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