State Sen. Michelle Benson told Alpha News that she’s the most electable candidate vying for the Republican Party’s endorsement to be the next governor of Minnesota.
“I think Republicans need to focus on someone who can win the most votes,” she said, explaining that she believes her candidacy will be the most appealing to demographics that traditionally avoid the party.
Benson suggested that her origins growing up on a family farm grant her a unique understanding of the issues rural Minnesota faces, but she also wants to be a candidate who appeals to urban single mothers and suburban moderates.
“We need to nominate a principled candidate and it needs to be somebody who reaches voters who feel ignored, who feel afraid,” she said.
Although she avoided taking any shots at her fellow Republicans, she had some pointed words for Gov. Tim Walz, criticizing his leadership and saying that his public addresses are little more than “word salad.”