January 3, 2018 DFL News, Press Release

Minnesota DFL Chairman Ken Martin Statement on Inauguration of U.S. Senator Tina Smith

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Ken Martin today issued the following statement after Tina Smith was inaugurated as U.S. Senator for Minnesota.

 “Congratulations to U.S. Senator Tina Smith and her family. I am grateful she stepped forward to serve Minnesotans in this role, and I am convinced she will continue in the proud tradition of other strong progressives who held this same seat before her.”

“I have had the good fortune to know Tina for over 20 years and can tell you that there is no one better equipped to take on this unique challenge than her. She has spent years listening to Minnesotans across the state and fighting to ensure their voices are represented at all levels of government.”

“Tina is a person who brings people together to solve complex problems. Through this consensus-building approach, she has developed widespread respect on both sides of the aisle. I truly have not met a person in Minnesota politics who does not like Tina, which is a remarkable feat in modern politics. I am confident that she will hit the ground running in Washington and serve Minnesotans well in a federal government so polarized by politics.”