Drain The Minnesota Swamp

Donald Trump became America’s 45th President for many reasons.  Among them was a message that Americans sent loud and clear that should be welcome to the ears of those on the left and right alike: We’ve had enough of the cronyism and financial payoffs to political pals that have been so prevalent in national politics for the past couple of decades.

Trump called it "draining the swamp." Put simply, Americans are fed up with elected officials who pay off their political supporters with taxpayer money. 

The swamp exists in Minnesota, too. The most recent example here was the U.S. Bank Stadium board providing taxpayer-funded suites and food to family and DFL friends. But that was only one example of a culture that has made such behavior acceptable in St. Paul.

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Senator Marco Rubio Endorses Jeff for Governor

Senator Marco Rubio has endorsed Jeff Johnson to be the next governor of Minnesota.

"I've long admired Marco Rubio," said Johnson. "He holds and champions conservative values but shares those values in a way that inspires Americans who might not consider themselves Republican. It's that ability that carried him to a caucus victory in Minnesota and I'm honored to have his support."

Senator Rubio won last year's Minnesota Presidential Caucus by 7.5 percent. The Senator's full statement is below:

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Earning It

One of the great things about our Endorsement process is that you have to get out and work extremely hard to win it... and we’ve been going nonstop since Day One.

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Dayton’s Amazon Expansion

A typical example of Governor Dayton's Economic Development strategy: High taxes, onerous regulations, and overbearing government agencies... but offer a special deal that no one else gets to lure in a huge business every once in awhile.

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Chester Hates School

Chester, our bulldog, hates back-to-school time. It means his two best buddies, my sons Thor and Rolf, are suddenly gone every day. It’s a tough life for a dog left behind.

It’s even tougher for a child left behind.

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Minimum Wage and the Era of Feel Good Politics

Minneapolis recently voted to increase the minimum wage in the city to $15 per hour, and the push will certainly be on soon to do so statewide.

Some of us, however, feel strongly that this path is disastrous for those in our state most in need of help and it’s why we don’t support a $15 minimum wage.

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Minnesota’s Legislative Mess

Jeff Johnson via The Pioneer Press – June 18, 2017

Recently, we saw a messy end to the Minnesota legislative session. As a conservative, I can celebrate some victories and lament some painful disappointments, but setting the substance aside, I’m once again disgusted with what has become commonplace in our Minnesota legislative process. Unfortunately, Minnesota government looks more like the U.S. Congress every year (and that is not a compliment).

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Sanctuary Cities Have No Place In Minnesota

Jeff Johnson via Alpha News – June 14, 2017

A recent story in the Star Tribune reported that Roseville will soon vote on whether it should become Minnesota’s first “sanctuary” suburb, meaning its police officers would be prohibited from cooperating with federal immigration officials regarding illegal immigrants in their city. Such a policy, however, isn’t about a “push to support immigrants” as the story suggests, it’s about shielding those here illegally.

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Johnson Raises Over $100K in First Six Weeks

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June 26th, 2017

Johnson Campaign Raises Over $100,000 In First Six Weeks

Plymouth, MN -- Today, the Johnson For Governor Campaign announced that it has raised more than $100,000 in just the first six weeks since launching the campaign on May 10th.

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