While I was working on the article on today’s homepage, about Mike McFadden’s lack of concrete policy positions so far in his Senate campaign, I missed this piece in which he spoke to Sean Sullivan of the Washington’s Post’s “The Fix” blog.
He said he is “fine” with Minnesota’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage and is “pro-life” on abortion, said he would like to focus on issues where bipartisanship is possible. He also worried out loud that Democrats will try to do to him what they did to Mitt Romney by “demonizing” business decisions.
Other than that, I wouldn’t say he took any concrete issue positions. Here’s the most substantive portion of that piece:
He repeatedly underscored a willingness to work with the other party. “I think part of it is focusing on issues where hopefully you can build bipartisanship,” said McFadden. McFadden wants to talk about fiscal issues much more than he wants to discuss social issues. He said, “I don’t know why we’re fixated on these issues when people want a job that’s going to pay them more.”
The Republican said while he personally believes that marriage is “a sacrament”‘ between a man and a woman, he is “fine” with Minnesota’s decision to legalize gay marriage. On abortion, McFadden said he is “pro-life, but my focus is on getting kids educated.”
I wouldn’t say he took any policy positions in this either. But he hinted at a couple.
State Sen. Julianne Ortman, generally considered McFadden’s leading opponent for the nomination, tweeted that she, too, has just met with the Post.