Minnesota legislative leaders endorse Bachmann

The Republican leaders of the Minnesota House and Senate have endorsed the hometown hero in the 2012 presidential race.

The Michele Bachmann campaign announced the endorsements from Sen. Amy Koch of Buffalo, and Rep. Matt Dean of Dellwood, on Friday afternoon. Both are the majority leaders in their respective chambers.

Bachmann praised the two Republicans in a campaign press release, and the pair returned the favor, calling her the candidate best “equipped to turnaround the economy” and one who “won’t waiver on the vital issues that matter most to Americans.”

Here’s what Koch said about Bachmann, per the campaign:

“From serving as a state senator to her terms in the United States Congress, as well as owning and operating her family business, Michele has demonstrated she has what it takes to stand up against big government and put forth the necessary policies to create a pro-growth economy that our country so desperately needs right now. She has it right on boosting job creation, she has it right on cutting government spending, she has it right on investing in innovation. I can’t think of another candidate in this race that would be more equipped to turnaround the economy than Michele. That’s why she has my endorsement.”

And Dean:

“America needs a leader that won’t waiver on the vital issues that matter most to Americans – job creation, cutting spending and getting our national debt under control so our children can have a better, more prosperous future. Michele is that leader; I am honored to endorse her candidacy for President of the United States.”

Bachmann represents both Koch and Dean in Congress. If the district lines are drawn correctly, either could seek the 6th District seat if Bachmann gets the Republican presidential nomination.

Devin Henry can be reached at dhenry@minnpost.com.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Marlin Henjum on 10/29/2011 - 06:34 am.

    Like the pollster that declared Michele Bachmann “well on her way to being irrelevant,” I can only hope that Amy Koch and Matt Dean will soon join her on that path.

  2. Submitted by Ginny Martin on 10/29/2011 - 02:07 pm.

    Me too! Watching Governor Dayton trying to negotiate with those two filled me with absolute despair. And Zeller. They all looked so grim and immovable. They were.

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