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Former U.S. Senator Rudy Boschwitz
“The Democrats long ago captured Minnesota’s election operations, turning the Secretary of State’s office into a highly partisan machine. The DFL now holds our state hostage to their terrible, far-left agenda. Voters are looking for new leadership. But we cannot turn things around if people of integrity cannot win elections. We need a strong Secretary of State candidate to make the case for change in 2022, and to help the Republican ticket overcome the DFL’s margin of fraud. We have that candidate this year.
Kim Crockett has the knowledge to inform our statewide election strategy, the credentials to win and the guts to take on the DNC machine. It will be a battle.
Getting behind Kim right now makes it more likely we can achieve a victory across the board in 2022 because she knows Simon’s partisan playbook, and has a strategic plan to flip Minnesota, just like Virginia flipped last fall. Kim has the smarts to challenge Steve Simon. She also has the right message to attract the independent voters we need—to restore everyone’s confidence in elections by running a clean operation.” – Former United States Senator Rudy Boschwitz (R-MN)
Senator Mary Kiffmeyer
“Kim and I go back a long time, spanning more than two decades. I remember when I was Secretary of State, Kim was head of the Federalist Society; she’d show up at my speaking events with a supply of pocket Constitutions for me to share. Throughout my career as Secretary of State, in the State House and then Senate, I’ve always respected her integrity and admired her passion for the rule of law. Kim has sound judgement and intellectual grit. She is willing to stand on principle, even if it means being unpopular. Minnesota needs a leader who is up for the challenge of shepherding comprehensive, common sense, election reform measures through the legislative process. Her policy expertise, her relationships with stakeholders here and nationally, and her determination, will make certain that’s accomplished. Kim is also uniquely qualified to fulfill some of the lesser known roles of the Secretary such as sitting on the State Board of Investments and the Executive Council. ” – State Senator and former Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer
Dan “Doc” Severson
“Kim Crockett can make elections fair again!
I am Dan ‘Doc’ Severson. It was my honor to have been selected twice by you the delegates to represent the Republican Party as your Secretary of State candidate. The first time in 2010 we came within 3 points against a seated incumbent and second election in 2014, we came within a single point, the closest of any statewide race since 2010.
We ran a race that emphasized the importance of the integrity of the vote and of reaching out to minority groups to give them their rightful place on the conservative platform. Those priorities have not gone away but rather become even more important. Kim Crockett knows this.
I have known Kim Crockett for over 13 years. She has the heart of a public servant, she’s a strong person and has the respect of all who know her well. Her service in conservative think tanks, influence at all levels of government both state and federal and her voice for election integrity in the public square mark her as a clear choice to take back elections from the corrupt Democratic machine. It is without reservation that I endorse Kim Crockett for your next Secretary of State. She will be a strong voice for conservative values, accountability in government and most importantly, SHE CAN WIN.”
Dan ‘Doc’ Severson
Endorsed Republican Candidate for Secretary of State 2010 and 2014
Richard Aguilar, Chairman, Hispanic Republican Assembly of Minnesota
“Kim Crockett has earned the endorsement of Latinos across the state who value freedom, faith and family. The Hispanic Republican Assembly of Minnesota is proud to endorse her for Secretary of State. Latinos want to make sure their votes count, and their businesses will not be shut down. Latinos can trust Kim Crockett! Please support Kim with your vote in November!” – Richard Aguilar, Chairman, Hispanic Republican Assembly of Minnesota
Lt. Gov. Joanne Benson
“These are things I look for in a candidate: character, intelligence, work ethic, and dedication to service. Kim Crockett has all these characteristics and more. She is my candidate for Secretary of State.
I’ve never known a time when the Office of Secretary of State was more important, and I’ve never known a candidate more prepared to serve in this Office than Kim Crockett!” – Former Minnesota Lieutenant Governor and State Senator Joanne E. Benson
Senator Al DeKruif
Kim and I worked together several years ago to protect Minnesota families blessed by a disabled loved one. Together we fought against the cynical exploitation of a Medicaid program.
Gov. Dayton and the Democrats had a legislative majority for two years. They slammed through a law that unionized caregivers paid under a Medicaid program. These caregivers are often parents or other family members. The Democrats declared my wife a“public employee” so they could skim union dues off the Medicaid payments and give it to their friends at SEIU. SEIU then gives it to Democrats to spend on shoring up their power over us.
Kim fought hard to protect precious Medicaid dollars—and taxpayers from this rip off.
Representative Glenn Gruenhagen
“I enthusiastically endorse Kim Crockett for Secretary of State. She has been, not only an important, helpful and knowledgeable resource for the Legislature, but also a tireless active citizen in her community. She has served locally on her city council, fire board and congressional district helping local candidates and has a passion for public service. I know she will bring that same energy to this most important race and will hit the ground running when elected. Minnesota needs Kim Crockett in the office of Secretary of State!”-Representative Glenn Gruenhagen, Minnesota House District 18B
“Kim understands that freedom is never free. We have to fight to protect our Constitution and civil rights every day. America is in trouble. Kim is brave. She will fight to restore the integrity of Minnesota elections. She will never take part in locking us out of our businesses, churches, and schools like Gov. Walz and Secretary of State Simon have done.
Kim has the sound judgement to effectively implement the necessary reforms needed to restore confidence in our election process.” – Sia Lo, Attorney & Community Leader
Kim is smart, organized, connected & fearless. She has spent years in the trenches living and breathing the Conservative cause from a lawyer’s point of view. She has given time, in and out of state, providing footwork & expertise.
I know and trust her. She will know what to do and how to do it on day one. She is more than marketing. – Long-time Minnesota Republican activist and business owner, Frank Long
Representative Eric Lucero
“I’ve known Kim Crockett as a champion of limited, Constitutional government for many years. She has been an advocate for lower taxes, properly funded public pensions and ending the unaccountable Met Council’s pursuit of LRT boondoggles. Kim is not afraid to take on government unions in her quest to protect the First Amendment rights of public employees.
Most recently, she has worked tirelessly on important policy matters that fundamentally protect voter confidence in our election outcomes. In addition to sharing her expertise on election policy with the Legislature, Kim cheered me on as a plaintiff when I challenged Sec. of State Steve Simon’s unconstitutional consent decree that changed the election rules for 2020. That consent decree violated the authority of the Legislature to make law.” – Representative Eric Lucero (R) Minnesota House District 30B
“The 8th Circuit Court of appeals had this to say about Simon’s consent decree in 2020:
….[W]hen a state legislature enacts statutes governing presidential elections, it operates “by virtue of a direct grant of authority” under the United States Constitution. Bush v. Palm Beach Cnty. Canvassing Bd., 531 U.S. 70, 76 (2000). Consequently, only the Minnesota Legislature, and not the Secretary, has plenary authority to establish the manner of conducting the presidential election in Minnesota.”
“Simply put, the Secretary has no power to override the Minnesota Legislature. In fact, a legislature’s power in this area is such that it “cannot be taken from them or modified” even through “their state constitutions.” McPherson, 146 U.S. at 35; see also Palm Beach, 531 U.S at 76–77. Thus, the Secretary’s attempt to re-write the laws governing the deadlines for mail-in ballots in the 2020 Minnesota presidential election is invalid. However well-intentioned and appropriate from a policy perspective in the context of a pandemic during a presidential election, it is not the province of a state executive official to re-write the state’s election code, at least as it pertains to selection of presidential electors. The democratically-enacted election rules in Minnesota provide that mail-in votes must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted (or 3:00 p.m. if delivered in person). Minn. Stat. § 203B.08. The rule of law, as established by the United States Constitution and the Minnesota Legislature, dictates these rules must be followed notwithstanding the Secretary’s instructions to the contrary. There is no pandemic exception to the Constitution. See Democratic Nat’l Comm. v. Wis. State Legislature, No. 20A66, 2020 WL 6275871, at *4 (Oct. 26, 2020) (DNC) (Kavanaugh, J., concurring in denial of application for stay) (“‘[T]he design of electoral procedures is a legislative task,’ including during a pandemic.”) (internal citation omitted).
Kim is a serious advocate and also a happy warrior. She is fair-minded and a delight to work with. I wholeheartedly endorse, without reservation, a most qualified public servant, Kim Crockett, as Minnesota’s next Secretary of State.”
Representative Tim Miller
“It is with great honor and privilege that I endorse Kim Crockett to be our next Secretary of State. Kim has been devoted to the cause of honest and legal elections for years and is best suited to bring trust back to the process. Kim is dedicated to the cause of conservative values. She can be trusted by everyone as Minnesota’s Secretary of State.” – Representative Tim Miller (R) Minnesota House District 17A
Senator Dave Osmek
“I’ve known Kim for many years and have seen, first-hand, her depth, breadth and passion for election integrity, Constitutional principles and the rule of law.
She is a fighter that will go to the mat with Steve Simon and win. I wholeheartedly and without reservation endorse her for this critical office.
There is no question Minnesota needs her powerful voice in this office to bring back fair and secure elections to this state.”
Senator Dave Osmek, President Minnesota State Senate
“I met Kim Crockett a few years ago, after a run for Congress and in the midst of launching Take Charge. Our conversations were often about what was next and how we could best serve Minnesota, given our expertise and interests. We share a strong Christian faith that is the source of her confidence and vision, as it is mine. Sheila and I got to know her even better on the campaign trail after Kim and I both decided to run for statewide offices. Candidates running for a statewide endorsement spend a lot of time together at the same events, mostly waiting in the wings to speak, but those relationships grew to feel like family on the road. I have complete confidence in Kim Crockett to identify the election reform measures needed to restore public confidence in our elections, and to work with the legislature to adopt them. She has the knowledge, skill, and most importantly, the desire and drive to bring election integrity to Minnesota.” – Kendall Qualls
“Kim Crockett calls me ‘mom’ and I love her as if I were. It’s sometimes hard to be conservative in Minnesota, so we adopted each other! We like to attend political events together, and compare notes but we also attend church together. God is good; he provides the people we need. Kim is a strong, brave and accomplished woman made for such a time as this. Her depth and breadth of experience in the election integrity arena is second to no one. Minnesota can trust her with this very serious job and need only look at her election policy work to know she will be a passionate advocate for all Minnesota voters. She will bring the confidence of the people back to the Office of the Secretary of State by running a non-partisan shop. I did not march with Dr. King, and fight for civil rights to see this great country ruined by dishonest brokers on the left. Join me in supporting Kim!” – Regina Reed, Long-time Republican officer and activist
“Kim is just the candidate we need to beat Steve Simon. She is a candidate with the intellectual fire power to go head-to-head with all those ‘thoughtful’ liberals! She comes with solutions, not just talk about how bad the problem is. She is fact based, something generally missing from the public arena. I am excited to endorse Kim Crockett. I look forward to having a real leader as Secretary of State!” – Penny Steele, former Hennepin County Commissioner and Three Rivers Parks Board Commissioner
Representative Dean Urdahl
“Kim Crockett has been a valuable resource to legislators as we develop policies to ensure voter integrity. She will continue to fight for secure elections as Secretary of State.” – Representative Dean Urdahl (R) Minnesota House District 18A
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