In response to the Community Voices commentary by Carlisle Ford Runge on July 6, I take issue with calling the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, Jeff Johnson, the "faceless" candidate. The candidate who is, in fact, faceless this time around is Tim Pawlenty, who refuses to show up to any public forum or debate, electing instead to attend only a few hand-selected private fundraisers for mega-donors and rely on his previous office for name recognition.Johnson, in contrast, has traveled around the entire state visiting every county. He underwent the rigorous endorsement process and came out as the grass-roots candidate chosen by Minnesotans, not D.C. and Wall Street elites. Additionally, Johnson has not only identified many issues in Minnesota,...
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Taking issue with 'faceless' to describe guv candidate Jeff Johnson