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GOP and DFL spat over whether Horner is too liberal or too conservative

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. 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.”

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Richard Schulze on 09/20/2010 - 03:39 pm.

    Tom Horner is exactly where he needs to be, moderate.

  2. Submitted by Bruce Anderson on 09/20/2010 - 09:54 pm.

    I wonder if these ruling, big box, establishment parties and going offer any mature responses to the support and momentum Horner is getting?

    Actually, I don’t wonder. Pathetic and childish is the path they’ll stay on.

  3. Submitted by Virginia Martin on 09/21/2010 - 11:34 am.

    It’s not a useful question. What each plans to do is a useful question.
    Big government and out of control government mean nothing.

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