MN Jobs Coalition Calls Out DFL Candidate for Controversial Tweets

The Minnesota Jobs Coalition recently called out DFL candidate for Minnesota House of Representatives in District 57A Erin Maye Quade for some questionable tweets she has made in years past.

The self described community organizer appears to have done some journalistic work herself, as two of the tweets the Jobs Coalition attribute to her, dated February 4, 2010, talk about her working on a piece for “The Uptake”, a local news website that calls itself “citizen fueled news.” Maye Quade has worked as an organizer for the 2008 Obama campaign, the DFL, and for Congressman Keith Ellison according to her LinkedIn profile.

“I’m editing,” reads one of the tweets, “I feel important because I can make people say things they may not have said…muhahahha.”

The Minnesota Jobs Coalition’s Executive Director John Rouleau stated that the organization had “no comment on that matter.”

The other tweets highlighted by the Minnesota Jobs Coalition range from 2011 to 2015. Several include notes that they have been deleted from Maye Quade’s twitter account.

The content of those tweets ranges from mocking Viagra’s effectiveness, to profanity laced posts about day drinking, to proclaiming an affinity for sex toys including vibrators and their use on planes.


The tweets have two different pictures of Maye Quade as the avatar, neither of which are her account’s current avatar. With the Minnesota Jobs Coalition’s refusal to comment, it is a matter of conjecture as to how long they have been compiling material to use against Maye Quade.

Erin Maye Quade’s campaign failed to respond to repeated requests for comment.

Anders Koskinen