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Quick questionnaire for Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District candidates — Ettinger, Finstad — as special election voting ends Tuesday



FILE - The chamber of the House of Representatives is seen at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A special election in the US House of Representatives to represent Minnesota’s First Congressional District.

I was able to get a hold of the two major party candidates in the race, Democratic-Farm-Labor Party’s Jeff Ettinger and the Republican Party’s Brad Finstad.

Asked them these three questions:

  1. Give me your credentials for being in Congress.
  2. What would your Top 3 priorities be in the US House?
  3. If you could snap your fingers and change something in politics and you didn’t have to jump through any hoops to do it, just poof and it’s changed, what would it be? And why?

There are four candidates are running in the race. The other two are Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party’s Haroun McClellan and Legal Marijuana Now Party’s Richard B. Reisdorf. 

Minnesota recently legalized THC edibles across the state.

Neither “marijuana/cannabis” candidate responded in a timely matter to answer these questions. McClellan has no website or contact information and Reisdorf didn’t return an email in time.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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