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DFL Party Statement on Governor Walz’s Victory
DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement after the governor’s race was called for Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan:
“I would like to congratulate Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan for their historic victory this evening. For the first time in Minnesota history, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party will hold the office of Governor of Minnesota for four consecutive terms.
“Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan faced unprecedented challenges during their time in office, but they led Minnesota with courage, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to the well-being of all Minnesotans. Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan did a better job of saving lives during the pandemic than almost any other state, they passed the largest jobs bill in Minnesota history, and they invested heavily in public schools across Minnesota. Tonight, voters have delivered these fantastic DFL Party leaders a mandate to continue their work of uniting our state behind our shared values and leading us forward as One Minnesota.”