GOP Gov. Debate Turns On Ideal Vs. Practical

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The candidates pursuing the Republican nomination for Minnesota governor are divided over whose vision for the state would be achievable while presiding over a government split between parties.

The notion of what is ideal versus what is practical to promise voters was an undercurrent of Wednesday’s four-way debate on Minnesota Public Radio. Their primary is less than two weeks out.

First-time candidate Scott Honour says he wouldn’t shy from pushing a boldly conservative agenda while criticizing Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson as having a “defeatist attitude.”

Johnson responded that it’s better to be honest with people about what’s possible for a Republican governor given that Democrats will lead the state Senate for the foreseeable future.

The other candidates, Marty Seifert and Kurt Zellers, tussled over whose legislative record was superior.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Daily Brief - DFL SD 48 ~ Democrats of Southern Minnetonka and Eden Prairie

    […] GOP Gov. debate turns on ideal vs. practical, WCCO […]

  • Daily Brief: Thursday, July 31st, 2014 - DFL SD 48 ~ Democrats of Southern Minnetonka and Eden Prairie

    […] to beat Dayton, New Ulm Journal Lieutenant governor candidate touts newness, Albert Lea Tribune GOP Gov. debate turns on ideal vs. practical, WCCO Minnesota’s Future backs Zellers; Releases ad, politics […]

blog comments powered by Disqus
Thursday Night Football

Listen Live