Kendall Qualls is Wrong for Minnesota
Alliance for a Better Minnesota responds to Qualls’s gubernatorial announcement
January 10, 2022
MINNESOTA - Today, Alliance for a Better Minnesota released the following statement regarding Kendall Qualls’s announcement to run for governor of Minnesota:
“The last thing that Minnesotans want or need is another conservative working to bring the plan and policies of Donald Trump to our state. Minnesotans rejected Kendall Qualls before, and they will again,” said Marissa Luna, executive director of Alliance for a Better Minnesota. “Kendall Qualls is wrong for Minnesota. We need a leader who will move Minnesota forward and put families, not just the wealthiest and well-connected, first.”
In a Pioneer Press interview in 2019, Kendall Qualls admitted to voting for Donald Trump and said that he agreed with Trump’s policies.
Qualls’s team also includes Bill Stepien, former Trump campaign manager. Stepien is under subpoena for interference in the 2020 election.
According to the subpoena letter, Stepien “supervised the conversion of the Trump presidential campaign to an effort focused on ‘Stop the Steal’ messaging and related fundraising. That messaging included the promotion of certain false claims related to voting machines despite an internal campaign memo in which campaign staff determined that such claims were false. The ‘Stop the Steal’ messaging was echoed by individuals who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in an attempt to interfere with the peaceful and orderly transfer of power. Additionally, the campaign reportedly urged state and party officials to affect the outcome of the November 2020 election by, among other things, asking states to delay or deny certification of electoral votes and by sending multiple slates of electoral votes to the United States Congress.”
“Minnesota needs leaders who will uphold the integrity of our elections and keep reckless Trump policies away from our communities,” Luna continued. “Kendall Qualls and his shady political entourage have no place in Minnesota.”