Sue Jeffers, the Minnesota Libertarian Party candidate for governor certainly knows how to shake up the state political scene. She’s trying to get into the Minnesota GOP primary, but state party officials don’t like that very much.:
A feisty bar owner named Sue Jeffers has suddenly emerged as a challenger to Gov. Tim Pawlenty for Republican Party endorsement.
She faces just one big obstacle: Top party officials say Jeffers is not a real Republican and are blocking her attempts to participate in the process.
To which Jeffers responded:
“We cannot give [Pawlenty] a free ride,” said Jeffers, a 49-year-old activist who has been in the news recently leading opposition to bar-and-restaurant smoking bans and to taxpayer subsidies for pro sports stadiums.
“I am the only fiscal conservative running in this race,” Jeffers said.
“It’s clear Tim Pawlenty does not know how to close the checkbook,” she added.
This was clearly my favorite quote:
“Let’s slap him up a bit, at the very least,” Jeffers said.
I’m guessing we’ll see a lot more future excitement from this race.