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Gazelka's move to new district

Now we hear Paul Gazelka is running away from us with his carpetbag, hoping that some district that doesn’t know him as well might send him back for another ride on the gravy train he created for the wealthy. He and the GOP (Grand Oppressive Party) want to do more economic damage to average Minnesotans.

The switch to a new district is no problem for Gazelka — just buy or rent another home just for an election.

Considering how little it seems to bother Gazelka to spend money for that, it’s easy to understand why he voted consistently for the wealthiest Minnesotans — and against the rest of us.

It’s apparently easy for Gazelka to move and leave behind the damage he’s done. However, it won’t be easy for him to leave his voting record behind, too.

Voters see though his false façade.

For instance, Gazelka’s record of voting to get rid of homestead market value credit will follow him into his new district. Rural property taxes increased far more than metro rates, and Gazelka voted to do that.

Gazelka’s anti-labor record and radical social agenda will follow him into his new district. That area is also filled with good hard-working people who are paying too much for property taxes and health care, and want the government out of their lives. Gazelka made all those worse. The average citizens deserve better representation.

I hope the good people in new District 9 realize they’re being used.

M. Fritz Bertelt


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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