County Commissioner to Run for US Senate

Posted at: 08/20/2013 10:50 PM | Updated at: 08/21/2013 8:45 AM
By: Zach Hammer
zhammer@wdio.com

St. Louis Commissioner Chris Dahlberg says he's throwing his hat in the U.S. Senate race, hoping to take Democratic Sen. Al Franken's seat. The 51-year-old Duluthian will run as a Republican.
 
Dahlberg is the only candidate running for the seat not from the Twin Cities area. 
 
"Most of the candidates are right from the suburbs, and as we know 50 percent of the population are from the Twin Cities," Dahlberg said. "But it's been some time since we've had a candidate outside of the Metro area."
 
Dahlberg acknowledges that it is quite a big jump up from St. Louis County Commissioner to U.S. Senator: "Some people say 'isn't that a big step from County Commissioner to U.S. Senate?' But I think we need a little more of that... I like to say common sense fiscal responsibility."
 
Dahlberg's candidacy came to light after an endorsement from Stanley Hubbard, owner of WDIO-WIRT's parent company Hubbarb Broadcasting*.
 
To read the endorsement letter from Hubbard click here.
 
To read Chris Dahlberg's candidacy letter click here.
 
*For full disclosure: although owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, we do not endorse any candidates for office, and all editorial decisions are solely and independently, WDIO's.
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