MN Forward, the independent-expenditures committee backed by the Minnesota Business Partnership and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, announced it is backing a bipartisan group of six state legislators in the upcoming general election.
Because of its support of GOP-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer and controversial contributions from companies such as Target, Best Buy and Pentair, MN Forward has been identified with the Repubican Party.
But MN Forward Executive Director Brian McClung announced this afternoon that direct mail pieces backing three DFLers — Sen. Terri Bonoff, DFL-Minnetonka, Sen. Jim Metzen, DFL-South St. Paul, and Rep. Gene Pelowski, DFL-Winona — will be be arriving at homes in their respective districts soon.
The Republican legislators garnering MN Forward support are Rep. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, Rep. Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, and newcomer Doug Wardlow, R-Eagan.
Said McClung: “This group of candidates has varied backgrounds and positions on many issues, but they all have been focused on making Minnesota a better place to grow jobs.”
To view the direct mail pieces — and why MN Forward is backing each of the candidates — go here.