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Support Jim Abeler

Like most in my generation, I am reluctant to engage myself in the political process. In this era of big money interests and emotionally-charged rhetoric, it's incredibly difficult to find a candidate that I can actually trust as a person. This August, however, I will be voting for the first time in my life - for Jim Abeler.

If we cannot get past the political games and address the problems that threaten our nation, I am afraid that I do not have much hope for our future. The U.S. Senate seat up for grabs in the 2014 election is an important opportunity to send someone who can bring people together, and actually work to solve problems.

After getting to know Jim Abeler personally, I am convinced that he needs to be our choice. I know of nobody else who can respect and connect with others who are different quite like Jim can. A prime example is when he was able to work with Gov. Dayton to secure the largest tax cut in the history of Minnesota, despite fundamental disagreements on countless other issues.

This willingness to respect people as human beings is what is missing in Washington. Please help make a real difference and vote for Abeler in the Republican primary on Aug. 12.

Brandon Becker