The Republican Party of Minnesota’s state convention opens today (FRI) in Saint Cloud. One of the first jobs for the delegates to the convention will be to endorse a candidate for US Senate. The frontrunner to compete against Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar include: State Representative Kurt Bills, Minnesota National Guard Captain Pete Hegseth and former State Representative Dan “Doc” Severson. Presidential hopeful Ron Paul is scheduled to speak to the convention tonight beginning at 6pm as well. They’ll also be electing delegates and alternates for the GOP National Convention in Tampa this August.