A look at Republican state convention…

Kurt Bills, in dark suit in center, leads key adies out of Friday's Republican state convention after winning the party's endorsement for U.S. Senate.

 

Bemidji Republicans David Goetz, left, and Henry Kringbaum talk Friday during the state GOP convention in St. Cloud.

Everyone wants to shake Kurt Bills hands at the GOP state convention Friday when it appears he is close to winning the U.S. Senate endorsement.

With his family behind him, Kurt Bills Friday accepts the Republican endorsement for U.S. Senate.

Nine-month-old Kaylene Hensley of Alexandria was the first baby Kurt Bills kissed after he won the Minnesota Republican U.S. Senate endorsement Friday. Her father, Steve, handed the girl to Bills after he talked to reporters.

Kurt Bills works the floor Friday during the state Republican convention. Bills was one of three major U.S. Senate candidates. With Bills is Rep., Pat Garofalo of Farmington.

Hayden Bills, 7, Friday looks out the window of a bus that will take his father, Kurt Bills, around the state as Republican U.S. Senate candidate.

State Rep. Kurt Bills wipes off sweat at mid-afternoon Friday as he visits delegate at the state Republican convention after it appeared he would win the U.S.Senate endorsement.

Justin Krych of Cloquet watches a speaker during Friday's Minnesota Republican State Convention activity. He is a veteran convention delegate.

Pete Hegseth tells Minnesota Republicans at their state convention Friday that his military and veterans' organization experience would be put to good use in the U.S. Senate.

Campaign Manager Mike Osskopp whispers information to U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills Friday afternoon.

Jess Determan of Red Lake County talks to other Republican convention delegates Friday while they hold voting cards high in the air to cast ballots.

Former state Rep. Dan Severson, in black suit, waits to be called on stage at the Minnesota Republican convention Friday.

Cecil Johnson watches state GOP convention activity Friday in St. Cloud, He and Eric Monson, next to him, were among several first-time Wadena County delegates.

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, left, on Friday produced chants of "President Paul" from Minnesota state Republican convention delegates Friday. With him is GOP state Chairman Pat Shortridge.

 

 

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