Saturday, May 19, 2012 By Aaron Brown
For Senate, the DFL unanimously endorsed incumbent Sen. Tom Saxhaug (DFL-Grand Rapids). For House 5A, Rep. John Persell (DFL-Bemidji) was unanimously endorsed.
There was a contested endorsement in the new House District 5B, a new district combing parts of four previous districts. Rep. Tom Anzelc (DFL-Balsam Township) faced Joe Gould, who had announced a campaign for House prior to redistricting. Though Gould brought a spirited campaign to the convention hall, Anzelc won handily with a 106-46 victory. Both announced they would abide by the endorsement and appeared together on stage afterward.
* I run my friend Tom Anzelc's campaigns and thus will refrain from further analysis because of the conflict of interest.