In yesterday's post, Bluestem joked about how nothing was known about the Independence Party candidate, with the headline, Probably not Bold & Beautiful actor: Todd McKee files as IP guy in MN HD 14A special election.
St Cloud Times reporter Mark Sommerhauser writes in Independence candidate files for seat:
“I’m disenchanted by the Republican Party and not a big fan of the Democratic Party,” McKee said. “They’re both driving off the cliff; it’s just a matter of what speed.”
McKee says he’s “conservative by nature” and filed in part because he’s concerned with President Barack Obama’s federal health care law, which he calls a “power grab.” McKee said he would oppose state tax increases and wants to decrease the number of state laws.
In addition to being a small-business owner, McKee says he spent decades working in the banking industry. He says that financial background would serve him well in the Legislature.
Looks like McKee will pull votes from the Republican column, making the seat more competitive thanit might have been without his name on the ballot. Just ask Albert Lea-area Republican and former state representative Rich Murray how that works.
The special election for Minnesota House District 14A will take
Photo: No picture of McKee yet, but he lives in Waite Park, where even the water tower has a face.
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