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Gail Kulp

fransonI suppose that the four names that come to mind quickly, for me, these days, when you’re talking about the worst – and most offensive – right-wing insanity in the Minnesota House are Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa), Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (R-Glencoe), Rep. Peggy Scott (R-Andover), and Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria). It’s the last of those who is drawing the wrong kind of headlines, this time.


As if launching sexist and racist attacks against Parkland student activist Emma Gonzalez over the weekend wasn’t enough, one pro-gun conservative is now bolstering her attack on young activists by likening their demands for gun control to Nazism.
In a series of tasteless Facebook posts, Minnesota Republican Rep. Mary Franson compared March For Our Lives protesters to Hitler youth. She then apparently deleted her Facebook account.

Franson’s DFL-endorsed opponent in 8B is Gail Kulp.


ottertaillakeriverinletWhen I was a kid neighbors of ours had a cabin, actually bigger and more like a house than what is often meant by “cabin,” on Otter Tail Lake (pictured), and I was up there a bunch of times. Pleasing memories.
Shawn Olson is running for MN Senate. These are all tough races, R+9, but who cares in a year like this?

It’s time for some fresh blood in the Minnesota State Senate from District 8 after 10 years. Otter Tail and Douglas counties deserve a voice for the people that live here, not big corporations with headquarters in some far off metropolis. It’s time to move beyond the failed leaders of the past who are driven by establishment politics. This election is about who has the best vision for a better future, and it is my belief that just voting no to everything all the time is not the solution. It is in fact the problem.

Got that right. Especially considering that the incumbent is Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria), who has been the sort of right-wing grandstander that any legislative body can most certainly do without. Check out, for example, his antics regarding “English-only,” and all things cannabis.

CJ Holl is our candidate in House 8A.