Joe Fraser Will Head to August Primary

MINNEAPOLIS — On Thursday morning, Joe Fraser, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate announced that he would indeed continue his fight to the August primary, bringing Minnesotans much needed common-sense leadership to the party and Congress.

In a statement announcing his decision, Fraser addressed the MNGOP endorsement process and the need to put country over intra-party politics.

“After receiving a number of calls, emails, and text messages from folks across Minnesota encouraging me to continue on, I have made the decision to take my campaign to the August primary,” Fraser said in a statement. “When I began this race in January as a political outsider, I respected and had every intention of honoring our party’s endorsement. However, when fewer than half of the elected delegates show up to the convention and signal their support for a candidate with a history of questionable conduct and serious charges levied against him, it was no longer a question about the party endorsement, but about the choice we, as a party, are offering Minnesotans who are desperately seeking new leadership. We have a number of opportunities to bring change to our state and country – from flipping the state house and potentially the state senate, key congressional seats, the senate, and the White House, we cannot chance it on a decision made without the facts. Minnesotans deserve better. I entered this race to serve our state and to be a fighter for the American dream that has slipped away under Democrat leadership. I hope to do just that as our next U.S. Senator and look forward to earning the vote of every primary voter in this state.”