Andy joined more than 40 Republicans that met outside the Secretary of State office in view of the Capitol this morning for a Candidate Filing event.
Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt addressed the crowd and shared an update of how the 2016 Legislative Session ended. He shared that Minnesotans are frustrated with Governor Dayton and the Democrats putting light rail funding ahead of Minnesotans’ safety on the roads. If a special session is called, the Speaker urges Governer Dayton and the Democrats to agree to the transportation bill originally submitted without making any last minute changes that would adversely affect Minnesotans. The Speaker talked about the strength of the candidate pool in 2016 and was confident Republicans would gain seats in the House and flip the Senate, noting that Minnesotans will hold Governor Dayton accountable for placing politics ahead of Minnesotans’ needs.
Following the address, candidates posed for group photos and celebrated the launch of their campaigns.
You can find additional information in coverage from the Star Tribune today.