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Area GOP endorses Weber, Schomacker and Hamilton

EDGERTON — Republicans from eight counties gathered Friday in Edgerton to officially endorse the re-election bids of their current state lawmakers. Sen. Bill Weber of Luverne and Reps. Joe Schomacker of Luverne and Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake received the party’s support and a vote of confidence during the Republican Senate District 22 Endorsing Convention at Edgerton Christian Elementary School.

Weber is finishing up his first term in office, Schomacker has represented House District 22A since his election in 2010, and Hamilton is seeking his seventh term in office for House District 22B.

Voting members of the endorsing convention included delegates and alternates elected earlier this year at precinct caucuses in Nobles, Pipestone, Murray, Jackson, Redwood, Rock, Cottonwood and Lyon counties.

All three will be on the ballot for the Aug. 9 primary election.