I wanted to share some very good news about my campaign for Governor. As of the end of December, we raised over $500,000 from individual donors; folks who agree that Minnesota isn’t achieving its potential and that we can do better.
As a political outsider and first time candidate, I’m pleased that we’ve been able to raise money and build a strong volunteer base in a crowded race against a group of long-time Republican office holders. We’ve been successful because we’ve worked hard and because we have the right message: real solutions and bold ideas rather than just more empty political promises.
But as well as we’ve done, this is just a start. If we Republicans are going to compete against Governor Dayton and his political machine, we need a candidate who can be financially competitive. We can’t afford to throw an underfunded challenger up against him. The stakes this November are just too high.
I know my campaign will have the resources necessary to compete and win in November, especially if I can earn your support.
With your help – especially your time and money- we can win in November, pass our ideas into law, and move Minnesota in a better direction.
I look forward to talking with you and seeing you on the campaign trail.