Column: Upcoming election is about leadershipMINNEAPOLIS — This fall’s general election will be about leadership for Minnesota. Our team won Tuesday’s Independence Party primary with nearly 65 percent of the vote; now the hard work of winning the Nov. 2 general election begins.
By: Tom Horner, Worthington Daily Globe
MINNEAPOLIS — This fall’s general election will be about leadership for Minnesota. Our team won Tuesday’s Independence Party primary with nearly 65 percent of the vote; now the hard work of winning the Nov. 2 general election begins.
The majority of Minnesotans are “partisans of the center”; they are our friends and neighbors, we see them at work and at the grocery store and around town. I am confident that when they hear my proposals for common-sense leadership, they will reject the extremism of the DFL and GOP.
This is the year the independent candidate will be elected governor.
And after I am elected, I won’t back away from the hard choices. I will focus on practical solutions that create jobs, educate our children, take care of those most in need, and protect our natural resources.
Minnesota is blessed with tremendous people, abundant resources and the can-do spirit to meet these challenges.
I hope we have a campaign that is focused on issues, a campaign that is focused on solutions.
We do have very clear differences; we ought to take those differences to the people of Minnesota.
We ought to commit in this year, above all other years, to have an aggressive, a strong series of debates, of forums around the state, in which we can present our ideas to the people of Minnesota.
Let them question us; let them ask about our vision for the future.
Tom Horner is the Independence Party candidate for governor.