Take Action Minnesota Targets Tom Horner


TakeAction Minnesota held a press conference in the State Capitol today attacking Independent Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner’s alleged corporate agenda and drawing attention to “self-interested policies that would widen the gap between rich and poor.”

Dan McGrath, TakeAction Minnesota’s executive director, accused Horner, through his 33 years as a public relations professional of “standing with, and for, the kind of mega-corporations that have brought our country to the brink of collapse, ruining people’s lives in the process” … even as Horner tries to “position himself as a common-sense moderate in the race, with no political agenda of his own.”

Two Minnesota farmers, a nurse, a state worker and a suburban manager followed McGrath at the podium. Following the press conference, McGrath confirmed that TakeAction Minnesota is going after Horner — and not GOP candidate Tom Emmer — because they believe the Independent has been given the benefit of the doubt until now.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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