Tom Horner is either too liberal or too conservative, but he’s too something, that’s for sure. So say his opponents in the gubernatorial race.
The Minnesota Republican Party has launched a dedicated website just to poke Independence Party candidate Horner for his allegedly liberal stances. LiberalTomHorner.com includes a video — “Do You Know This Liberal?” — in which DFLer Mark Dayton’s face morphs into Horner’s as words about tax hikes, government spending and voting for President Obama rotate on.
Almost as if on cue — one minute later than the GOP email blasting Horner from the right — DFL spokeswoman Kristin Sosanie released a statement about comments Horner made this afternoon at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. She whacked at him from the left.
“Education and strong schools are critical to a strong economy and our future. But Republican political insider Tom Horner would rather cut taxes for big business than fund Minnesota’s public schools,” Sosanie said in a statement. “The more Minnesotans hear from Tom Horner, the clearer it becomes that his only plan is to continue Governor Pawlenty’s failed policies. Tom Horner’s priorities are clear: big business first, Minnesota’s students last.”