Fridley Candidate Wrote 'Senate for US Minnesota' on Form in Filing Mixup
But Fadumo Yusuf also wrote '13' for district number and paid fee for state, not U.S., senate.
Take a look at the affadavit of candidacy form that Fadumo Yusuf of Fridley filed at the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office in St. Paul on Tuesday, the last day of the filing period.
On the "Office Sought" line she clearly wrote "Senate for US Minnesota."
But then the form says "District #" and she wrote "13."
And Yusuf paid a filing fee of $100 cash, as shown in the upper right corner. That's the fee amount for a candidate for Minnesota Senate. The fee for U.S. Senate is $400, according to Patricia K. Turgeon, spokesperson for the Secretary of State's Office, who said the office has looked into what happened.
A Secretary of State staffperson asked Yusuf which senate office she was applying for, Turgeon said Thursday, and Yusuf replied, "Minnesota."
Yusuf did not ask what the fee was for U.S. Senate, Turgeon said.
The Secretary of State's Office lists eight people running for the seat now held by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar—all of them men, and none of them Yusuf.
Yusuf has not responded to a message left for her, but look for an update at Fridley Patch when she does.