Democratic-Farmer-Laborites are making a strong play to retake the Minnesota House.
Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, sent an email to supporters featuring the number 681.
“It’s the number of votes it took to give the GOP the House majority in St. Paul,” Thissen wrote. “And what did they do with that majority? Republicans pushed an amendment to ban gay marriage and another restricting voting rights for many Minnesotans. They even shut down the government for purely partisan reasons.”
At a State Fair event, Thissen and other Democrats grumbled that Republicans have not repaid $2.4 billion the state has borrowed from schools by delaying payments. But that is an issue Republicans also use, saying Democrats also delayed payments and have not paid them back.