Wellstone, Moe roll through

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 3, 2002

Democratic candidates for the November general election are on the move.

U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone and gubernatorial candidate Roger Moe were welcomed by cheering supporters at the Trumble’s Restaurant in Albert Lea Friday morning.

The visit was part ofa

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four-day kickoff campaign for Wellstone that started Tuesday in Northfield. On Friday, his trademark green campaign bus led a caravan from Mankato to Rochester, stopping in Albert Lea and Austin.

&uot;Somebody said the first priority is to win the U.S. Senate race, but I don’t feel that way,&uot; said Wellstone. &uot;The first priority for all of us is to do well in order to do well for Minnesota.&uot;

Issues Wellstone pledged to commit to varied from education to family farms and welfare.

Criticizing tax breaks for the rich and corporations, Wellstone spoke out strongly that he is promoting that money for more education, prescription drugs and health care.

Moe, who won the DFL endorsement for governor last month, stressed transportation issues, saying, &uot;Without a 21st-century transportation system, you do not have economic growth.&uot;

He also addressed the education issue, emphasizing its importance in the global economy.

&uot;We are going to (compete) if we are smarter and better-trained,&uot; Moe said. &uot;Our best days are ahead of us in the state if we are willing to make the kinds of investments that are important to our future.&uot;