In Seifert aims to deliver 'good, solid mainstream message', the Lyon County Republican told Jorge Sosa of the Hutchinson Leader:
“I’m a middle-class guy and I grew up on a farm,” he said. “I find I connect best with working-class people because that’s what I am … It makes me unique from Mark Dayton. I wasn’t raised by nannies. I was raised by Mom and Dad. I wasn’t the heir to a department store. I grew up on a farm.” . . .
. . .“Minnesota’s been of the philosophy that if you want people to be happy, you create a department of happiness.”
To make sure that Minnesota doesn't have a Department of Happiness, Seifert promises to create a super-department by combining three departments:
He believes the functions of the Department of Labor and Industry, Department of Corrections and Department of Health can be consolidated into the departments of Human Services, Commerce and Public Safety.
Because jobs, prisons and health care are so much alike.
While in McLeod County, he stopped by the Glencoe High School. The McLeod County Chronicle has the lowdown in Seifert talks to GSL civics class about ’14 gubernatorial issues. Seifert also adviced to work hard and become billionaires in the frozen food industry like Marvin Schwan.
While Seifert told Sosa that a good, solid mainstream message will win the gubernatorial race, his progress isn't so clear in the hinterland of the Republican Party. The Grand Forks Herald reports in Johnson, Ortman win Liberty Caucus straw poll:
Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner, won the governor’s poll with 50 percent of the vote, and state Sen. Dave Thompson was second with 31 percent. Former state Rep. Marty Seifert was a distant third at 8 percent.
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