To the Editor:
I am not registered with either party; however, I tend to lean toward more conservative principles. Principles that the local DFL and Republican Party both share here in Central Minnesota: Prolife, fiscally responsible, small government, 2nd Amendment support, education support, right to private property and constitutional rights.
These principles are not shared in the same way by “all” DFL candidates in our state, both in the Minnesota legislature as well as the representatives we send to Washington.
Remember that you are voting for a party and their defined platform whether you vote Republican or DFL. Our Minnesota DFL platform is the same as the national party (although there may be some very small differences). Now a couple of facts according to www.findtheda ta.org:
Minnesota DFL total receipts for 2012 election: $8.1 million.
Minnesota Republicans total receipts for 2012 election: $4.7 million.
The little guy contributions: DFL individual contributions 2012 – $1.8 million; Republican individual contributions – $3.4 million.
Get to know your candidate “and” their party platform and what he or she will truly represent in St Paul before you vote just along party lines. Best of luck and Merry Christmas. — Jerome Brezinka, Royalton