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Rep. Paul Thissen launches run for governor

Minnesota Representative Paul Thissen (DFL-District 61B) announced that he would run for governor on Thursday.“There are two reasons I’m running for governor,” he said. “The first is there are huge economic forces bearing down on Minnesota families and we need a governor that is going to stand-up and fight for the average Minnesotan.   Read More...

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Representative Mike Sundin Endorses Paul Thissen for Governor 

Representative Mike Sundin, DFL 11A, announced that he is endorsing Paul Thissen for Governor. Sundin, a 3rd term representative from Esko, Minnesota, is also a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. “Paul has a proven record of winning progressive results in the state legislature and I believe he will be the best Governor for working families across Minnesota,” Sundin said. Read More...

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Paul Thissen: One Step to Dismantling Racial Inequality in our Criminal Justice System - Legalize Marijuana

When Philando Castile was pulled over for a broken taillight, Officer Yanez smelled “burnt marijuana” in Castile’s car. Yanez later told investigators that the presence of marijuana made him believe his life was in danger. The tragic results of that traffic stop bring into sharp focus the unfortunate legacy of decades of criminalizing possession and use of marijuana in Minnesota.  Read More...

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