MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement:
For over a year Governor “One Minnesota” Walz’s executive mandates destroyed our economy and too many small businesses. While hundreds of thousands in our state fought day by day to make ends meet, Walz sheltered in place in his posh Summit Avenue mansion living off the backs of the taxpayers.

The cries for relief and local considerations from the hardworking mom and pop employers were ignored. $7.1 billion in tourism revenues were lost since the beginning of his two weeks to flatten the curve. Walz only caved on the lockdowns when the sports team owners started calling.

Instead of visiting Otter Tail County to listen, learn and care about the devastating impacts his decisions had on local business owners and hosting the Governor’s Fishing Opener to kick-off Minnesota’s summer season, Walz effectively canceled the opener, headed back to St. Paul and played more power position behind the scenes games with his own party all at the expense of Minnesotans and Minnesota.
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For Immediate Release
May 15, 2021
Contact: Minjee Kang
651-341-5585
[email protected]