After ten ballot rounds, the Republican Party of Minnesota endorsed senate candidate Mike McFadden on Saturday to take on Sen. Al FrankenAl FrankenDrug pricing order would cut regulations Dems push for more action on power grid cybersecurity Congress poised to prohibit airlines from forcibly removing customers MORE (D-Minn.). 

"I am so honored and humbled," McFadden said in a statement. "From the bottom of my heart -- thank you."

McFadden is touting himself as a business leader in his quest to unseat Franken, one of the most progressive senators. According to most polling, Franken enjoys a comfortable lead above 10 percentage points and he's expected to win.

McFadden's primary battle was contentious, with the ballots going all throughout Friday night until 2 a.m. earlier Saturday morning, according to reports. Delegates returned earlier this morning to vote again and McFadden was ultimately selected.

McFadden's primary win is also a score for Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Bachmann'Real Housewives' producer 'begging' Conway to join cast Ex-rep admires furs amid PETA inaugural gala Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog MORE (R-Minn.), who endorsed McFadden earlier Saturday. 

“I am so honored and humbled to be the endorsed Republican candidate against Sen. Al Franken," she said. “By endorsing a business leader with real world experience, our state has said that we want a Senator who will return us to the path of growth & prosperity."