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Kurt Bills

Age: 42

Current employment: Public high school economics teacher

Public office experience: Rosemount City Council, Minnesota House of Representatives

Party affiliation: Republican

What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking?:

The choice this election is not between Republicans and Democrats; it is between Washington D.C. and the rest of the country. Americans are suffering from a jobs deficit and a budget deficit both caused by something even worse: a leadership deficit. As a father and a public high school teacher I refuse to accept that my children and my students will be forced by politicians to live in an America less prosperous than the one I grew up in. I intend to shrink government, eliminate the deficit, and start paying down the national debt. My kids deserve a better future.

Amy Klobuchar

Age: 52

Current employment: United States senator

Public office experience: Currently Minnesota’s senior United States senator. Served as Hennepin County’s chief prosecutor from 1998 to 2006. Before that I was in the private sector for 14 years.

Party affiliation: DFL

What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking?:

As Minnesota’s U.S. Senator, my work has been defined by a simple value — putting Minnesota first. I’m committed to continuing that work, focusing on revitalizing our economy by working with our businesses to increase private-sector jobs, standing up for middle-class families, ensuring students have the education and skills they need to succeed in the 21st century economy, working to get members of the Minnesota National Guard the benefits they were promised, and reducing our debt in a balanced way. I’ve focused on finding common ground to cut through the gridlock and I’ll continue pushing for bipartisan solutions to get things done.

Stephen Williams

Age: 57

Current employment: Farmer, sweet corn producer

Party affiliation: Independence

What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you arere seeking?:

Our economic mess is a direct result of the failure of our ruling parties. To continue the failed policies of the Democrats and the Republicans leads only to more failure.  We now need policies that are revolutionary, that  acknowledge that real wealth is created by productive labor and that the hedge funds and the financial industry do not create real wealth but only seek to transfer it.  We need policies that build for the future rather than steal from it. And we need policies that vest the power of the government with the people and not with industries and interests.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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