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Statement from DFL Chairman Ken Martin on Congressman John Kline’s decision to run for U.S. House

Ken MartinFollowing is the statement of Minnesota DFL Chairman Ken Martin regarding media reports today that Congressman Kline will seek another term in the U.S. House rather than run for Senate:

“In his 10 years in Washington, Congressman Kline has put party politics ahead of Minnesota by voting three times for a budget that protects tax cuts for millionaires, ends the guarantee of Medicare and raises Medicare costs on Minnesota seniors,” Martin said. “Congressman Kline knows that having a more conservative voting record than even Congresswoman Michele Bachmann means he can’t win a statewide race in Minnesota. Even his own race for re-election in the 2nd Congressional District is no guarantee in a district won by President Obama and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar last year.”


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