Primary Election: Tuesday, August 9th
Doug Wardlow promised to honor the endorsement – and then broke his word
“Jim Schultz is the only candidate who can beat Keith Ellison and get radical liberal politics out of the attorney general’s office. Doug Wardlow had his chance and lost, and now he is refusing to honor the endorsement he promised to abide by. Furthermore, when he began his campaign for the Republican endorsement, he signed an agreement with the Party prohibiting him from using delegate and alternate contact information and other materials after the conclusion of the endorsement. Doug Wardlow is violating this agreement and we have sent him a cease-and-desist letter demanding that he abide by the agreement. We continue to call on Wardlow to end his campaign for attorney general.”
MN GOP STATEMENT ON ATTORNEY GENERAL’S RACE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Republican Party of Minnesota released the statement below in response to Doug Wardlow’s decision to continue his campaign for attorney general:
“Not only did Doug Wardlow publicly commit to abiding by the party’s endorsement, Wardlow promised the MNGOP Nominations Committee that he would abide by the party’s endorsement. At the time, we assumed Doug Wardlow to be sincere, but sadly it seems it was an empty promise. We ask Doug Wardlow to honor the commitment he made to delegates and respect their decision by ending his campaign for Attorney General. If he does not, the Republican Party of Minnesota is 100 percent committed to defending our endorsement in the primary.”
Wardlow Promises Podcast Host He Will “Absolutely” Abide by Endorsement
Host: “First Doug, you abiding by the endorsement?” Wardlow: “Yes, absolutely I will abide by the endorsement.” (“Attorney General Candidate Doug Wardlow — Jack Tomczak Podcast,” youtube.com, 12:40, Feb. 14., 2022)
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Flashback Friday/Throwback Thursday: In 2018 Doug Wardlow snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and blew a 7-point lead against radical liberal Democrat Keith Ellison
MPR News: Ellison beats Wardlow in heated attorney general campaign
“Democrat Keith Ellison came out on top Tuesday in the race to be Minnesota’s next attorney general following a contentious race where both candidates had to respond to questions about their past.
“With about 94 percent of precincts reporting, Ellison had about 49 percent of the vote to about 45 percent for Wardlow.”
“Opinion polls showed many voters viewed Ellison unfavorably and few voters recognized Wardlow’s name. Still, Wardlow went from 5 percentage points down in a mid-September poll to 7 points ahead in a mid-October poll.”
There is no better Attorney to represent Minnesota than Jim Schultz.
“A native of small-town South Haven, Minnesota, Jim Schultz is a fifth-generation Minnesotan who graduated from Annandale High School. Jim went to the University of St. Thomas for college, spending his first two years there in seminary. He then graduated from Harvard Law School, where he earned the Dean’s Scholar prize in constitutional law (campaign website).”
Jim Schultz is committed to ensuring Public Safety in Minnesota.
“Jim’s commitment to public safety and appreciation for law enforcement began in his small town where everyone knew the police chief and saw firsthand the critical work the city’s first responders did for the community. In law school, Jim participated in an honors program within the legal department of the Department of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, working on issues related to the conduct of the armed forces. After graduating from law school, Jim moved back to the Midwest to begin his career as an attorney in the private sector. He has worked for two prominent law firms, including Dorsey & Whitney in Minneapolis, and as in-house counsel for a Minnesota company. He specializes in business, regulatory, and compliance law (campaign website).”
Jim Schultz understands the sacrifices made by First Responders to serve and protect the people of Minnesota.
“Jim currently serves on the board of The Front Line Foundation, a nonprofit supporting police and other first responders. His work with The Front Line Foundation includes programs to provide financial assistance to the families of police officers who have fallen in the line of duty. Jim has previously served on the Hennepin County Capital Budget task force as the appointee of Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson. Jim and his family are members of Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis Park (campaign website).”
“Ensure safe and secure communities by prioritizing public safety, supporting and funding the police, and prosecuting criminals.”
“Protect entrepreneurs and small businesses from government overreach and big tech monopolies.”
“Safeguard the constitutional rights of every Minnesotan.”
“Restore trust in the integrity of our electoral system by ensuring secure elections and prosecuting election law violations.”
“Defend Minnesotans from fraud, protect seniors and nursing home residents, and combat the scourge of individuals and businesses who try to take advantage of our citizens.”
This is an independent expenditure prepared and paid for by the Republican Party of Minnesota. www.mngop.org. It is not coordinated with or approved by any candidate nor is any candidate responsible for it.
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