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Republican activists in Lakeville gathered on Saturday to endorse a candidate for an open seat in House District 56B. But after four ballots neither of the challengers -- Terry McCall and Roz Peterson -- had reached the 60 percent threshold required for endorsement.

McCall, Peterson battle to draw in GOP endorsement contest

Terry McCall

Republican activists in Lakeville gathered on Saturday to endorse a candidate for an open seat in House district 56B. But after four ballots neither of the challengers — Terry McCall and Roz Peterson — had reached the 60 percent threshold required for endorsement. In fact the two candidates were never separated by more than two votes on any ballot.

But rather than proceed to a primary in the heavily Republican district, there will be a second endorsing convention, which has not yet been scheduled. “We want to make sure whoever wins this has got more time to campaign against the other side,” McCall says.

GOP Rep. Mary Liz Holberg currently lives in the district, but is running for re-election in an adjacent district. McCall and Peterson both bring formidable resumes to the contest. McCall is the current GOP chair in the 2nd Congressional District. He ran for state party chair in December, but lost on the first ballot. Peterson currently sits on the Lakeville School Board and is chair of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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  1. We have only one choice, and there is only one person to endorse for the Minnesota House Seat for District 56B; and his name is Terry McCall: Why because Terry McCall has a long history of hard work for the Republican Party and has helped many of our candidates get elected. Terry is very well known and everyone who has worked with Terry has grown to like and respect him for his high moral values. We all know Terry McCall, and we all know Terry, he is the kind of person who because he is so well known will easily get elected. His very positive name recognition is critical when it comes to getting elected. Over the years Terry has continually proven to us his leadership abilities and his dedication to our high moral values. Terry has worked continually to strengthen our Republicans Party as Second Congressional District Republican Party Chair. Terry McCall is the most well connect person running for the Republican nomination for the soon-to-be-vacant Minnesota House District 56B, if elected Terry McCall is best able to use his vast connections to help strength the Minnesota Republican Party by working to even strengthen and unite the Republicans in the Minnesota House. It is not the point of Peterson’s inexperience, it is the opposite; the point is we need the most well connect and experienced Republicans to get elected to the Minnesota House. Literally Terry McCall is the most experienced; most well liked and most connected Republican seeking the Republican endorsement for any Minnesota House Seat, especially the Minnesota House Seat for District 56B. Terry McCall who lives in Burnsville is well liked and accepted by the Burnsville delegation mostly because of his long proven track record. Even thought the first endorsing convention was a draw at the second endorsing convention, we must know sit back and decide who has the most experience to help the Republican Party and there is only one clear answer and that answer is to endorse Terry McCall for Minnesota House Seat for District 56B. Not only for his years of experience but to also we should reward him for his years of unselfish dedicated work that helped build and strengthen our Republican Party. By endorsing Terry McCall for years of hard work for our party is our best way of thanking Terry McCall for always being their for us when we needed you! Terry McCall we know with your years of experience, you will become one of the strongest and most influential Republican members of our Minnesota House next year. That is why we the members of the second endorsing convention must say we are happy and are very proud to honor you, Terry McCall with our endorsement for the Minnesota House Seat for District 56B!

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