DFL Party Chair Ken Martin said during a press conference Wednesday that he’s “proud” of the Biden administration’s record and “very excited” to welcome Vice President Kamala Harris to Minnesota.
Harris will be campaigning with Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan on Saturday. According to Martin, Harris will be in town for two events with the governor as he seeks a second term in office.
“Let me just say this: we’re very excited she’s coming in. We’re proud of the record of President Biden and Vice President Harris. They have a great record over their first two years to talk about. We’re glad that she’s coming in to campaign for Minnesota DFLers,” Martin said during the press conference, which was called to discuss a campaign finance complaint his party filed against attorney general candidate Jim Schultz.
Walz’s Republican challenger, Dr. Scott Jensen, pointed out that Harris asked her supporters to donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund during the George Floyd riots in 2020. In its quest to abolish cash bail, the Minnesota Freedom Fund has bailed out a long list of violent and potentially dangerous offenders.
“Lawlessness and massive inflation, all endorsed by Tim Walz. Very sad,” Jensen said.
Inflation has soared to record highs under Biden’s watch. Grocery prices, for instance, have increased by 13% over the last year, causing a majority of Americans to simply buy fewer items when they visit the store.
According to polling averages tracked by FiveThirtyEight, 53% of Americans disapprove of President Biden. About an equal number of Minnesotans view the president unfavorably, according to the results of a new MinnPost poll.