Former Minnesota Republican Senator Rudy Boschwitz announced he is supporting Mike McFadden in McFadden's bid to defeat Democrat Al Franken in 2014.
Boschwitz served in the Senate from 1978 to 1991 and joins former Senator Norm Coleman and the late Rod Grams as honorary co-chair of the McFadden campaign.
Grams passed away earlier this month.
In a statement, Boschwitz said over the past few months Mike McFadden has shown he is an excellent candidate who connects with the grassroots and can develop the resources needed to run a winning campaign.
Boschwitz said the Senate needs a a business leader like McFadden and not a politician.