Guard event brings together Bachmann, Dayton, others
One day before the election, Minnesota politicians of all stripes gathered to mark the installation of a new National Guard leader.
At a Minnesota Capitol ceremony Monday, Gen. Richard Nash accepted his appointment as Minnesota adjutant general to lead the state 14,000-member National Guard.
Nash, a major general, spent 32 years in the construction industry as well as a Guard commander. The Army drafted him in 1972. Nash replaces Gen. Larry Shellito.
The ceremony was the rare event that found GOP U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann seated between Democrats U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mark Dayton, the former U.S. senator who is hoping to win the governor's race Tuesday.