Jan 14, 2014 at 10:27 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) One of the five Republicans running against Mark Dayton in this year's governor's race calls Dayton's lieutenant governor, a class act, but underutilized," and says she was never listened to, so, "out of frustration, she just decided to leave."
Yvonne Prettner Solon announced at a state capitol news conference Tuesday that she will not join Dayton on the 2014 re-election ticket, but will serve out the remainder of her term.
Marty Seifert sounded off on the news in an interview with KNSI Radio. He says Prettner Solon's departure is another example of what he calls Dayton's "war on rural Minnesota. "
Seifert cited what he called the, "Obamacare debacle with MnSure, a new tax on farm equipment repairs, and money for transportation repairs being sucked up by the Twin Cities."
Seifert served in the Legislature with both Prettner Solon and her late husband Sam. Yvonne Prettner Solon is Minnesota's 47th lieutenant governor, and the sixth consecutive woman to hold the position.
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