Two days ago, a piece in the Humphrey School’s Smart Politics blog item called U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen “invisible” and said he gets the least national media buzz of anyone in Minnesota’s delegation:
No member of the Minnesota congressional delegation has received less attention in the national media since Paulsen was first sworn into office in 2009.
Today, there are two press releases from Paulsen’s office in the in-box. Who says politicians aren’t responsive?
(To be fair, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann does seem to suck up most of the media oxygen in the national and local media, but at least from my local perspective, Paulsen seems to be as prolific with media advisories and availability as most of the others.)
So here’s Paulsen’s thoughts on the August jobs report:
“Today’s employment numbers come as no surprise to the millions of Americans still out of work. With no net growth in jobs, and an unemployment rate which has surpassed 8 percent for 31 straight months, we can no longer afford policies which place a premium on erratic spending and job-crushing regulations,” said Rep. Paulsen. “And as long as the Administration stands in the way of pro-growth, common sense policies, there simply won’t be enough jobs to replace the millions being lost.”
And, Paulsen’s office says, on Tuesday he has:
WHAT: A town hall meeting in Minnetrista
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept., 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Mound-Westonka High School, 5905 Sunnyfield Road East, Minnetrista, MN 55364.