MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With just a couple weeks to go in the legislative session, a dog is helping break down party lines.
State Representative Peggy Bennett (R-District 27A) occasionally brings her dog, Colter, with her to the State Capitol.READ MORE: 'Farming Is A Gamble': Some Minnesota Pumpkin, Apple Farms Seeing Smaller Yields Amid Drought
“Bringing a dog to the Capitol like this actually makes it more human, you know, because you just relate on a different level where it doesn’t matter what party you’re from,” Bennett said. “He’s kind of generated his own fan club around here.”READ MORE: BCA: 14-Year-Old Missing From Willmar Group Home Found Safe In Idaho
He spends his days greeting visitors and making friends, including House Speaker Kurt Daudt.MORE NEWS: Don Shelby Recovering After Stroke Waylaid His Stage Performance In Passion Project
Bennett says Colter loves to get treats, and he even ate an entire bowl of candy from her office — wrappers and all.