ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Business executive Scott Honour stresses the outsider theme in a new radio ad that accuses his Republican primary rivals of "making excuses" and "empty promises."
The minute-long spot marks a sharper tone in a primary campaign that has been tame so far. Honour is angling for the GOP nomination to face Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. He is up against Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, former House Minority Leader Marty Seifert and former House Speaker Kurt Zellers in an Aug. 12 primary.
Honour's campaign says it will spend more than $40,000 to air the ad statewide.
The first-time candidate says he has the most-aggressive stances on dismantling Minnesota's health insurance exchange and cutting spending. He also says he'll block federal officials from placing immigrant children in the state pending status hearings.