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Seifert Talks “Common Sense” In Pine City

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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Minnesota Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Marty Seifert stopped in Pine City Monday to meet with voters and supporters at Wings North Restaurant.  The former House Minority Leader spoke for over an hour about his plans regarding health care, welfare, and creating jobs.

He says the overall message of his campaign is bringing “common sense” to Minnesota.

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Seifert won the straw poll at the Republicans convention in October.  He says he believes his party is building momentum as the November election approaches.

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Seifert told the crowd of about 30 people at Wings North that he is not afraid to push the envelop and take political stands.  He talked about increasing the waiting period for welfare enrollment, eliminating government funding for Minnesota Public Radio, and not using government funds for a potential new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

Seifert says he has done over 100 ‘Meet and Greets’ like the one in Pine City since he launched his push for governor.   He says he learns a lot from hearing the wants and needs of local residents.

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3 Comments

  1. Susan Lehner 01/5/10 at 9:26pm

    How about high speed internet for the rural community. That would help create more jobs and lessen the traffic on the freeways – people could then work from home also. Someone has to step up to the plate here and get high speed for the Pine City rural community -

  2. Phil 01/7/10 at 1:12pm

    Hey Susan,
    Isn’t that what internet and cable companies are for? Why does that someone always have to be somebody elses responsibility… take some initiative and make some proposals. I’m afraid that whining about your government not doing a job that isn’t theirs in the first place won’t get you very far.

  3. Cat 01/9/10 at 2:59pm

    Hey Sue,
    I’ve had high-speed for 8 years. I just didn’t wait for somebody else to pay for it for me.

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