Minnesota Congressman and Democrat candidate for governor Tim Walz threw away his plan to mask himself as a moderate last week, picking a far-left “progressive activist” as his running mate. Then, Walz and the entire field of DFL candidates admitted their plans to raise taxes even higher. It’s another sign that the Democrat primary for governor is moving even further to the left.
Walz’s decision to pick Peggy Flanagan as his lieutenant governor is being called an attempt “bolster his credibility with progressives” – but it could do real damage to his credibility with swing voters.
Flanagan, who the Star Tribune describes as “beloved by Twin Cities progressive activists”, holds radical far-left views. She once headlined an anti-DAPL protest on the national mall, and even opposed Hennepin County’s decision to send police to assist local North Dakota officers during the protest – something Democratic Governor Mark Dayton did not object to.
Flanagan even called for expanding the NFL “take a knee” protests to target the Redskins mascot.
But Walz wasn’t finished. He further tacked to the left, with newspapers reporting over the weekend that Walz “expressed support for a gas tax increase.”
In fact, the Star Tribune reports that the entire DFL field will “raise taxes if necessary” to support more government spending.
Tim Walz’s decision to select a political activist obsessed with inserting herself into left-wing culture wars, and his willingness to join the other DFL candidates in supporting major tax increases, shows that he’s decided to jettison his plans to try and convince voters that he’s a moderate.
16 hours ago
GOP Governor Kim Reynolds Is Making Iowa A National Leader For Children’s Mental Healthcare
1 day, 13 hours ago
In Florida, Ron DeSantis Accelerates Conservative Agenda
As his first legislative session winds down, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis—elected five months ago by the narrowest of margins—has soared in popularity ...
2 days, 12 hours ago
GOP Governor Matt Bevin’s Kentucky Becoming The “Seat of Advanced Manufacturing In America”
Working families are gaining access to new high-paying jobs as the state’s economy continues to move toward unprecedented new heights.
2 days, 16 hours ago
New Jersey Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy Under Fire For “Patronage Pit” Festering In His Administration
Murphy’s mismanagement of New Jersey has gotten so dire that members of his own party are now openly criticizing his failed leadership.
1 week ago
California goes tax wild, eyes levies on everything from water to tires
The California Tax Foundation has added up more than $6.2 billion worth of tax increase proposals pending in the state legislature...
1 week ago
Where Do Kentucky Dem Gov Candidates Stand On Bernie Sanders’ New Single-Payer Plan?
It's past time for Democrats running for governor in Kentucky to share their position with the voters.