Paul Gazelka is a state senator, former Senate majority leader and a gubernatorial candidate running to unseat Gov. Tim Walz in 2022.
Before he has a shot at becoming governor, however, he must win the primary election against at least five other Republicans. He told Alpha News that voters should elect him because he’s the most conservative.
“There’s six candidates running on the Republican side and I think that you need to find the most conservative candidate,” he said. “Not every one of the candidates out there, even though they say they’re conservatives, are conservatives … we’re not all conservatives.”
He also touted his leadership experience at the head of the Minnesota Senate. “Nobody else, frankly, has had the governing experience that I’ve had.”
Gazelka also spoke on his role in balancing Minnesota’s budget. “It’s a $50 billion budget, it’s not the easiest thing to try to navigate through. Nobody’s done that.”
“On actually winning, we’ve won under my leadership back-to-back majorities in the Senate for the first time ever,” he concluded.