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Kelliher won't stop fighting for Minnesota

On Aug. 10, DFLers across Minnesota will choose who they want to be their next Governor. There is too much at stake to sit this primary out.

Almost 204,000 Minnesotans are out of work - including more than 2,000 people in Hubbard and Becker counties. That's why we need a Governor who will fight to get Minnesota back to work. Minnesota needs a Governor who will fight for working families - someone who won't quit, no matter how hard it gets.

I will be that Governor.

As a young girl, we almost lost the family farm to foreclosure. My family got knocked down - that's when I learned how to stand up and fight. As your Governor, I will stand up and fight for Minnesota.

I'll start by bringing federal dollars home to cover 20,000 more Minnesotans with health care and create 30,000 jobs in our hospitals and clinics. It will deliver almost $1 million in badly needed funding for St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids.

As your Governor, I will make needed investments in Minnesota's aging infrastructure. By passing two major bonding bills in my first two years as Governor, we can create 46,000 Minnesota jobs, and support long-term economic growth into the future.

As Governor, I will continue investments in the clean energy economy and help small businesses grow through better access to capital and technical support. To do that I will provide low-interest loans of up to $250,000 for high-growth potential small businesses; streamline costly and time-consuming permitting processes; and help small business owners take better advantage of existing state resources.

As a working mom with two kids in public schools, I will fight to give your children a world-class education. I will do that by finally fixing the way we fund our schools, so that every student has the opportunity to succeed.

I won't rest until 204,000 Minnesotans are back to work. I don't give up, and I will never stop fighting for you. I ask for your vote on Aug. 10.

Margaret Anderson Kelliher

DFL gubernatorial candidate