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SD 53 Candidates Meet Constituents
All of the state candidates have been getting out into their communities to hear what the most important issues are to the people they will serve if elected in November. Steven Swoboda participated in the Vikings Game Flash Mobs on Sunday, September 11. The group spent the first half at the Park Place Sports Bar in St. Paul Park. At half time, the group moved to the Cloverleaf Bar and Grill. The group and candidates enjoyed talking to the local voters while having an adult beverage, great food and watching the Vikings beat the Packers! Some patrons even got complimentary appetizers or drinks! Flash Mobs will continue through October. Please check the SD53 website to sign up for the remaining games. https://mn53votes.org/shared-events-calendar-for-mn-sd53-gop/
Volunteers Help Campaigns
Over the last couple of months members of the SD53 BPOU and other volunteers have been getting out into the community to help spread the word about our GOP candidates. Chris Rausch – Senate District 53, Todd Kruse – House District 53 A, and Steven Swoboda – House district 53 B can use help door knocking, dropping literature, and possibly even making phone calls. If you can spare some time in your day to make contact with members of your community, please contact the campaigns you are interested in helping. Direct contact with voters has been shown to be much more effective than emails and text messages.
For more information click on the links below.
Chris Rausch is the candidate running for Senate District 53 against Democrat Matt Klein. Chris Rausch for Minnesota Senate District 53
Todd Kruse is the candidate for House District 53A running against Democrat Mary Francis Clardy. Votekruse.com
Steven Swoboda is the candidate for House District 53B running against Rick Hansen. Swoboda for MN House
Town Hall Forum
Your local candidates participated in a town hall style event in Inver Grove Heights on September 28, 2022. Sponsored by the River Heights Chamber of Commerce, all the District 53 candidates answered questions from a moderator. No spectators were allowed, but the entire event was live streamed on Town Hall Television. If you would like to watch the video, it can be accessed at Town Square Television https://townsquaretv.granicus.com/player/clip/16592?view_id=9&redirect=true&h=e98339f45f410e171a29b78ab1302d
Ice Cream Socials around the District
SD 53 BPOU has been hosting Ice Cream Socials around the district to give constituents the opportunity to meet their candidates in their local neighborhoods. Events were hosted at Groveland Park, McMorrow Field, Hamlet Park, and Lion’s Park during August and September. For more information please visit the SD53 webpage: https://mn53votes.org/
SD 53 Annual Picnic
Every year SD53 puts together a picnic to thank the BPOU members, volunteers, and friends for all of the work they do throughout the year to help elect Republicans to local and statewide offices. This year, the picnic was held at the Croatian Hall. Attendees feasted on homemade pulled pork sandwiches made by our own Frank Alexander with potluck dishes on the side. He also provided his homemade Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce, and it was FANTASTIC! Chris Rausch SD53 and Steve Swoboda HD53B candidates attended and spoke to the crowd. Also in attendance were the CD2 Chair: Jeff Schuette and CD2 Deputy Chair: Sharon Peterson.
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Election Judges STILL Needed
All precincts in SD 53 are in need of more election judges than are currently signed up. Absentee Ballot Judges are also needed. If interested in applying for the general election or Absentee Ballot Board, please contact your City Clerk for specific information.
Pints and Politics
The September Pints and Politics was held at Mississippi Pub on the border of Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul on September 29th. Steve Swoboda talked to patrons about the upcoming election while the group chatted about local and state politics. There will be another Pints and Politics coming up on October 20th at the BLVD Tavern in West St. Paul.. Please check the SD53 Website for specific information on date and location. We look forward to meeting all people interested in saving the state of Minnesota and the USA. Join us. We have a lot of fun!
More information on SD 53 can be found at our website: https://mn53votes.org/
October 1, On the Road Again Street Fair – 9am to 4pm 725 Southview Boulevard SSP
October 2, Flash Mob 8:30am – 11:30am 1st Half: @ Willie’s Restaurant || 2nd Half: @ Mississippi Pub
October 8, SD 53 Candidate Meet and Greet – Southview Boulevard & 11th Avenue S
October 9 Flash Mob 12:00pm – 3:00pm 1st Half: @ Inver Grove Heights Brewing – 9051 Buchanan Trail, IGH || 2nd Half: @ Jersey’s Bar & Grill – 6449 Concord Blvd, IGH
October 11, Monthly BPOU Mtg. – Wentworth Public Library WSP
October 16, Flash Mob 12:00pm – 3:00pm 1st Half: @ Mallard’s – 5681 Blaine Ave E, IGH || 2nd Half: @ BLVD – 433 Mendota Rd E, West St Paul
October 20, 5:30-7:00 Pints and Politics – The BLVD Tavern – 433 Mendota Rd. E, WSP
October 26, SD 53 Fundraiser 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Southview Country Club, 239 Mendota Rd E, West St Paul
October 30, 2022 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 1st Half: @ Drkula’s Pub – 6710 Cahill Avenue IGH || 2nd Half: @ LW’s Bierstube – 6434 Cahill Ave East, IGH