Republican senate candidate Kurt Bills will be in town on Saturday meeting with voters. He will be doing a meet and greet at Godfather's Pizza, 1611 16th St. N.W. According to the Republican Party of Olmsted County website, Bills plans to talk about his campaign and answer questions from voters.
Bills is challenging DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who was endorsed this past Saturday in Rochester at the DFL State Convention. In 2006, Klobuchar defeated Republican Mark Kennedy for the seat. The former prosecutor dominated in Olmsted County, winning 53 percent of the vote compared to Kennedy's 42 percent. That was a big year for Democrats both locally and nationally.
Bills is the Ron Paul-backed candidate who won the GOP endorsement a couple of weeks ago in St. Cloud. He is an economics teacher from Rosemount. He is also expected to participate in Pine Island's Cheese Festival Parade on Sunday.