Margaret Anderson Kelliher Outlines Clear Vision and Leadership at WCCO Debate
MinnPost Profiles Candidates in 5th District Race
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, candidate for Minnesota’s open 5th Congressional District seat, outlined a clear vision and leadership she will bring to Washington during today’s radio debate at WCCO.
“From the city to the suburbs, I am ready to get to work on day one to stand up for the needs of this district. I will to go to Congress for the people of the 5th District who need a leader to stand up to this Administration. I have stood up to Pawlenty. We can go to Washington together to fight this Administration’s cruel attempts to undermine access and affordability to education, healthcare, social security and Medicare,” said Anderson Kelliher.
MPR News: Who's on the DFL primary ballot in the 5th? Meet the candidates
Five Democrats are vying to earn the party's nomination in this district, which includes the entire city of Minneapolis and the suburban communities bordering it. The 5th is Minnesota’s blue stronghold — it prefers DFL candidates by an average of 26 points — so whoever wins the primary on August 14 is virtually guaranteed to be the district’s next member of Congress.
On the trail, Anderson Kelliher's playing up her experience as a policymaker. “People seem to really want someone who’s experienced, who’s able to go to Washington, D.C., and hit the ground running on their behalf,” she says.
WCCO Radio: Margaret Anderson Kelliher with John Hines
Voters in Minneapolis and neighboring suburbs will elect a new member of Congress this year. The 5th Congressional District seat has been in Democratic hands since 1963, which means the August DFL primary will likely decide who goes to Washington.
Anderson Kelliher said she wants to challenge the roll back of the Affordable Care Act and push for universal health care for everyone in the U.S. Protecting entitlements like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. She said workforce development, particularly STEM education, is critical for economic growth, as is more federal investment in transportation and transit. She wants a path to citizenship for so-called "Dreamers" and DACA recipients.
Star Tribune: 5th District DFL primary features experience, symbolism
Margaret Anderson Kelliher talks to John Hines about her vision for the 5th Congressional District.
Margaret Anderson Kelliher on AM950 with Doug Pagitt
By Maya Rao Star Tribune
JULY 1, 2018 — 11:01AM
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, a former state House speaker, was once among the state’s most powerful Democrats, battling former Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty on health care, transportation and his efforts to cut state budgets.
Margaret has the unique capability of being somebody who’s a fighter and who can also get results — that was the hallmark of her time when she was in the Legislature, going up against the Pawlenty administration who wanted to take away health care and who wanted to slash the budget.
- Former Rep. Tony Sertich
MinnPost Feature on Margaret Anderson Kelliher
Margaret Anderson Kelliher appeared on AM950 with Doug Pagitt on June 22, 2018. Listen to the interview here.
tptAlamanc: 5th District Congressional Debate
“They appreciated the service I did,” Anderson Kelliher says. “It was a really tough time, and it was the Great Recession. Tim Pawlenty is the governor. Standing up to him again and again — people remember that.”
Read the article here.
MPR News: “Politics Friday: Who's running for Keith Ellison's congressional seat?”
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Ilhan Omar, Patricia Torres Ray, Jamal Abdulahi + Frank Drake. More
Watch at this link.
From MPR News: “Politics Friday: Who's running for Keith Ellison's congressional seat?”
There's another competitive race for Congress in Minnesota this year. Democrat Keith Ellison is leaving the 5th District seat to run for Attorney General.
This weekend, DFLers will try to unite behind a candidate to replace Ellison, but the field is crowded.
MPR host Mike Mulcahy moderated a "live" studio debate.