MNGOP Statement on DFL Rep. Long Questionable U of M Hiring

For Immediate Release
September 11, 2019Contact: Becky Alery
763-360-1711
bla@mngop.com
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement regarding the news that the University of Minnesota created a position for a DFL State Representative:

“Another week, another scandal at the hands of Minnesota Democrats. Today, it was revealed that DFL Rep. Jamie Long resigned from his position at the University of Minnesota after it was uncovered that the position he held there was created just for him. Unfortunately, this is not the first time this year that a DFL candidate or elected official has been gifted a high-paying job simply for being a Democrat.

“Once again, we are left with questions: Who was redacted donor of Rep. Long’s $50k salary? Was the U of M trying to buy votes to support their nearly $100 million budget request this year? Are there additional inappropriate relationships between the Walz Administration, DFL lawmakers and this liberal institution or elsewhere purely for personal and political gain?

“One thing is certain. Governor Walz, Speaker Hortman, and their fellow Minnesota Democrats are more interested in padding the pockets of their friends than looking out for the people they are supposed to represent.”

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