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DFL Party Statement On GOP State Senator Michelle Benson's Run For Governor


Today, DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement in response to State Senator Michelle Benson’s announcement of her candidacy for governor of Minnesota:

“From her first days in office, Michelle Benson has worked to strip health care away from millions of Minnesotans. She has belittled those suffering under the skyrocketing costs of insulin, suggested ‘going to the emergency room’ as a way to avoid rationing medication, and advocated against a bill intended to save the lives of diabetics dying because of the cost of their medication. 

“Benson championed legislation to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples, spread dangerous misinformation about COVID-19, and worked to make it easier for dangerous people to get guns. Benson’s agenda is reckless and dangerous for Minnesotans.”