Thank You, Minnesota

This has been one of the most important things I have ever done in my life.

Telling the truth is getting harder to do. Our national political climate breeds lying and hate. I have not found those things in our local communities. I have seen poverty and struggle, resilience and laughter, and people telling us what they need. We heard the truth of people’s lives and me losing this race does not change that. We have already come together and now we’ll demand our elected officials represent a coming together. So I congratulate Steve Green with that challenge, and we are all here to help him. I have never been alone on this campaign.


We have made new friends.
We let people know they are not alone.
We told the truth.
We used science.
We never backed down.
We pushed back with integrity.
We always smiled and stayed positive.
We stayed on our course.
We were never dragged into the muck.
We showed real love, dignity and modeled humanity.
We worked together.
We ran the best campaign this district has ever seen.
I want to thank my wonderful husband of 25 years, my new sister Anna Fingalson, and the dedication of my campaign manager, Kathy Coyle, and Maurice Spangler for being an amazing treasurer. A very special miigwech to Jayce Branden for graphic design, web and social media.  Deep thanks to Carolyn Spangler, Sally and David Suby, Linda and Scott Bentson, Lynn and Steve Lindow, Laurie and Dan Wilson, Karen Rosby, Florence Hedeen, DelRae Chivers, Charlie and Peter Hovde, Annamae Holzworth, Lyn Dockter-Pinnick, the Becker, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Ottertail, and Wadena County DFLs. And to all my supporters, remember you’re not alone, keep using your voice.