FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 15, 2012
CONTACT: Jonathan Aanestad (952) 471-0333
I would like to comment on the Senate race for 33. Even though the margin of victory was small, the voters of Senate District 33 have spoken and my opponent has been congratulated. However, I am very concerned that the extremely negative tone of this primary election, in addition to the amount of negative advertising by independent expenditures, has left a wound in the Republican base within our District.
I love this district and I have been blessed and proud to have served HD 33B in the State House for the past four years. I am so grateful for all of the people who supported me and worked so hard during this very contentious and hard-fought Senate campaign.
My hope is that the coming general election will be about the issues that are important to the people of SD 33, and nothing else.
Rep. Connie Doepke