Dean Barkley will work hard for change in D.C.

Published 8:23 am Thursday, September 4, 2008

I decided to run for governor because I got mad.

I was mad because year after year the only thing that changed in our political process was the date on the calendar. I was mad at a system where blaming the other party was considered working hard. Above all else, I was mad at so-called leaders who had completely forgotten the people they were supposed to represent.

I’m still mad, like many of you, but today it’s time for more than just anger. It’s time to build on the work we started here in Minnesota and take our serious movement for change — for responsible government — to Washington, D.C.

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That’s why I support my friend, Dean Barkley, for the U.S. Senate.

Sen. Barkley has the discipline to do the hard work required to make real change. He has the courage to do what’s right by Minnesotans without fear of political consequences. And Dean has the wisdom to recognize a good idea — regardless of where it comes from.

Americans know we have a do-nothing Congress, and it’s because we keep sending do-nothing politicians. We can end that trend by supporting Dean Barkley in the Sept. 9 Independence Party primary and voting this November to send him back to the U.S. Senate.

Jesse Ventura