Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah announced on Wednesday that she is running for Minnesotaâ€™s 6th District seat.
Sivarajah is the second GOP candidate in the primary to replace GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, who announced last month that she would not seek re-election.
Former state Rep. Tom Emmer, a Republican who lost a 2010 gubernatorial bid, announced his candidacy last week.
Sivarajah, who unsuccessfully ran for the lieutenant governor nomination in 2010, and Emmer will fight for the state partyâ€™s endorsement in the 6th District next year. Republicans in the state predict the endorsement process â€” during which party delegates back a candidate via a series of unpredictable caucuses â€” has the potential to make or break this race for the party.
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