The Minnesota Republican Party — which you might expect would be giddy about Saturday’s AFSCME Council 5 endorsement of former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton because it further dissipates the overall union effect on the race — put out a release today totally trashing the DFL candidate for governor.
Minnesota GOP Chairman Tony Sutton today noted that Dayton’s gave himself failing grades for his own performance as a U.S. Senator.
“Mark Dayton was named one of Time magazine’s ‘worst senators’ in America and he even gave himself an ‘F’ for his lack of accomplishments in Washington,” Sutton said. “While that may be the kind of ‘experience’ AFSCME is looking for in the next governor of our state, I find it hard to believe Minnesotans will find much to praise in Dayton’s hard-left record of ineffectiveness and ineptitude. All the money in Dayton’s trust fund can’t change the fact that he doesn’t have what it takes to lead.”
The full text of Sutton’s statement is here.