Can Valentine’s Day candy change a politician’s mind? Nope. Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers ( R) offers Senate Assistant Minority Leader Terri Bonoff (DFL) some Valentines Day candy from his mother. “Oh what a good mom” Bonoff exclaims. Minority Leader Paul Thissen (DFL) notes that the sweet gift from the opposition will not change what he is about to say about the Republican backed budget bill that was just vetoed.