Byberg gets endorsement over Hoffman for Congress [UPDATED]Published 9:15am Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Updated 12:17pm Wednesday, April 4, 2012
District 10 Senator Gretchen Hoffman suffered a disappointment at the Seventh Congressional District GOP Convention in Alexandria on Saturday, when Lee Byberg was endorsed by the party to challenge long-time DFL incumbent Collin Peterson.
Byberg, who has been preparing for 2012’s election since not long after he lost to Peterson in 2010, got the endorsement-clinching 60 percent of the vote on the first ballot. The exact margin of victory was not released.
The congressional district GOP reported that both Byberg and Hoffman had pledged before the convention to abide by the endorsement.
Neither Hoffman nor her campaign staff could be reached for comment.
Hoffman entered the race on Feb. 24 after redistricting pushed her into the same district as current District 11 Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen. Hoffman told The Journal she supported Ingebrigtsen’s run and that she believed she was the best candidate to beat Peterson.