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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Minnesota Republican News - Chris Tiedeman elected new National Committeeman by the Republican Party of Minnesota

This is the GOP supplied detail:

Press Release - October 26, 2013

(Blaine, MN…) Chris Tiedeman was elected by the Republican Party of Minnesota State Central Committee today to represent Minnesota on the Republican National Committee as the National Committeeman. Tiedeman begins his new job immediately and will fill the remainder of Jeff Johnson’s term on the committee after Johnson stepped down to run for governor.

“I am pleased to welcome Chris’ energy and ideas to the Republican National Committee,” said Keith Downey, Chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota. “He has earned the respect of Republicans across the state because he has worked with us in the trenches as a party leader, consultant and candidate.”

Chris Tiedeman is a longtime Republican activist and campaign strategist. He got his start in politics at St Olaf College as State Chairman of the Minnesota College Republicans and Treasurer of the College Republican National Committee. In 2000 he was a candidate for the Minnesota State House of Representatives. He is a Principle [sic] and part owner of Weber Johnson Public Affairs, a Public Affairs and Political Consulting firm located in St Paul where he focuses on grassroots and strategic consulting. Chris serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Adoption Resource Network, a non-profit focused on advocating for kids stuck in the system looking for forever families. He lives in Blaine.

"I am excited to get going in this new role with the MNGOP to keep growing the party and help communicate a compelling message of conservative solutions and ideas," said Tiedeman regarding his election.

He's a lawyer.

"Chris has become a highly regarded Public Affairs Consultant with particular expertise in grassroots coalition building, and the use of Social Network platforms to engage key constituencies." So says the flak site,

His photo is at that flak site webpage.

He has a facebook page.

He knows people, and how to get things done for clients of the flak operation, or so the flak page opines:

He has worked on behalf of political and corporate clients developing and executing grassroots teams and traditional and new Media campaigns in across the upper Midwest and around the country.

His extensive contacts in Minnesota and around the country have led to a series of successful PR and legislative grassroots ventures on behalf of clients seeking local, state and federal assistance. He has become known for bringing unique, often disparate coalitions together to help move public policy. Clients joke that Kevin Bacon and his 6 degrees of separation have nothing on Chris. They find virtually everyone has either played hockey with, went to school with or has socialized with Chris, and if not, they know someone who has. He has been able to turn this into an asset for all of the clients we work with.

Chris has worked on Senator Norm Coleman’s past political campaigns and organized 3rd party assistance to assist the campaigns of both Senator Coleman and Governor Pawlenty. Chris also served as the Director of Government Affairs for Center of the American Experiment, a Minnesota think tank, where he worked extensively in concert with business, social, political and other organizations across the political spectrum; groups which make up the critical part of any grasstops public relations or government affairs effort.

Republicans could probably tell you more than that. They like him. Worked on Coleman and Pawlenty campaigns. To some that's a bad mark on the record book. Mediocre company may not be the best way to judge him, however, and since I do not know him and have never had any contact with him, I can only say he worked on Coleman and Pawlenty campaigns, and is said to be able to get things done for clients.

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