Candidates for Minn. governor, U.S. senator stop in La Crosse

Recently-endorsed Republican candidates make fly-around tour

The Minnesota Republican Party’s choices to run for office this fall are flying around the state, including stops in cities with TV stations that cover parts of Minnesota.

The last of nine appearances for the candidates was in La Crosse Tuesday afternoon.

The fly-around features candidates endorsed at the latest Minnesota state convention, including Jeff Johnson for governor and Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate.

“I think we are heading in the wrong direction,” said Johnson, who is running against Governor Mark Dayton. “I think we are chasing away jobs, I think we’re chasing away entrepreneurs, and I just really felt it was time for a change.”

McFadden is running against Senator Al Franken.

“I will make sure we have good, high paying jobs, we’ll have a healthcare system that works that’s based in Minnesota, not run by the federal government, and we’ll also have a first class education system. That’s what people in Minnesota want,” said McFadden.

Dayton and Franken ran unopposed at the recent Democratic convention.