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DGA Statement on Scott Jensen’s Entrance to Minnesota Governor’s Race

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Today, Scott Jensen announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor of Minnesota.

Democratic Governors Association Executive Director Noam Lee released the following statement:

“Scott Jensen is representative of the pathetic field of gubernatorial candidates the Minnesota GOP is trying to scrape together. Jensen is nothing more than an anti-science, COVID denying has-been politician – which is literally the last thing Minnesota needs as the state recovers from the pandemic. Jensen has a dangerous history of pushing COVID-19 conspiracy theories, palling around with anti-vaccine crusaders, and fueling lies about the pandemic. In addition to his crazed theories, Jensen has a history of failing to show up for Minnesotans. As a state legislator, Jensen chose a round of golf over an important hearing on the pandemic.

“Minnesotans deserve a leader who shows up for them every day – not the bunch of election-deniers and COVID-deniers the MN GOP is putting forward. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has a record of fighting hard for his constituents and reaching bipartisan solutions to get things done. As Minnesota recovers from the pandemic, they need a governor who will continue to follow the science, not conspiracy theories.”