Their race drawing to a close, Minnesota Democrats Mark Dayton, Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Matt Entenza offered voters a last-minute refresher Sunday in a gubernatorial debate where all three appeared to play it safe.
One candidate grew up on a farm, one in a rural community and one sat on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. The three Democratic-Farmer-Laborite governor candidates sounded a lot alike Wednesday when they opposed more regulation of farmers and decried escalating property taxes. They all supported biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel and blasted Republican candidate Tom Emmer and retiring Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
Governor candidates tell voters they want to improve education, expand health care, create jobs and do a myriad of other things.
The trouble is, nearly everything they want depends on money, and Minnesota is hurting in that area
She often subtly reminds people that she is the only female major candidate in the Minnesota governor’s race, and could become the first woman to lead the state, but even more importantly leading up to the Aug. 10 Democratic primary election she tries to get across the message that she is not loaded with money like her two main opponents.
Many senior citizens would see any future increases in their property tax capped at the rate of inflation under a plan DFL-endorsed candidate for governor Margaret Anderson Kelliher announced Monday at a news conference in Duluth.
MOORHEAD – Margaret Anderson Kelliher vowed Thursday that if she is elected governor of Minnesota one priority will be to make sure the state provides matching dollars to ensure that a North Dakota Red River diversion project gets built.
DFL-endorsed governor candidate in Crookston on Thursday
After a “12-year slide” into a deficit expected to soon reach $5.8 billion, it will take a couple of years for Minnesota to once again have a stable state budget, the DFL-endorsed candidate for governor said.
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