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Governor Dayton met with 600 Minnesota business leaders typically hostile to Democrats. As part of Minnesota Chamber at the Capitol Day, Dayton spoke with these business representatives.  Typically, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce spends 80-90% of campaign contributions against Democrats. It is sure to target Dayton in his reelection bid in 2014.

Here is why Dayton should win anyways in 2014.

He tried his best at producing a "Sister Souljah" moment.

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However, Governor Dayton did receive a standing ovation from the body for recently canceling his ideas to tax business services and add clothing and other items to the sales taxed items.
WCCO story

Star Tribune story

But Wednesday was far from ordinary. It was the Chamber’s annual Day at the Capitol, where Dayton addressed more than 600 members who were thrilled that he abandoned a much-criticized business-to-business service tax last week.

“I give the governor credit,” said Chamber President David Olson at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Wednesday. “He listened.”

Polaris Industries Inc. CEO Scott Wine even modified his prepared remarks to the Chamber after learning the governor reversed course. “That would have been incredibly damaging,” he said, referring to the business service tax.

During the question and answer period business leaders whined to Dayton about his plan to still tax the income of the top 2%. (after running for election on this platform).
They demanded spending cuts instead.

The response from Governor Dayton:

""Where would you cut? I would love to hear."
The reply from one questioner
"It's your Job Governor Dayton to make the cuts, not mine."
The business leaders conveniently ignore the underpinnings of their own success at their own peril, a good place to live with high educational standards, and a good place to raise a family.

Bravo to Governor Dayton to address a hostile crowd and do so with flair.

This is why Governor Dayton has a great chance to be reelected in 2014.

Also of news value:
The crowd gasped when Governor Dayton was asked about the proposed Polymet Mine waiting for approval by the EPA.

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  •  Holy Hayzeus ... About the PolyMet mine proposal (2+ / 0-)
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    Intheknow, bronte17

    link in the diary:

    While PolyMet doesn’t have a track record to consider, Glencore does. The company was founded by Mark Rich, the financier embroiled in scandal and pardoned by President Bill Clinton. The company has been implicated in environmental disasters, labor violations, and human rights abuses around the world.

    In 2010, it made headlines for hiring former BP CEO Tony Hayward, the man who was in charge when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused the largest oil spill in history in the Gulf of Mexico.

    That kind of parade of dipshits is going to run a mine?
    •  There is a division in Minnesota about PolyMET (0+ / 0-)

      The mine represents many jobs in the Northern Iron Range region. Relaxed regulations will result in more mining and
      put many people to work in a traditional Democratic voting area.  However, some of our country's most precious natural wilderness areas are located in or near this area.

      Just last week PolyMet sponsored the Boys State High School Hockey Tournament. Many pro PolyMet ads were shown during the television broadcast.

  •  One thing about big business (2+ / 0-)
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    Intheknow, bronte17

    no matter where it is located at it is still a greedy self serving entity that could care less about anything or anyone other than itself! Polaris is a good example of that when they took a part of there business to Mexico The plant that they moved was profitable and yet in their greed they moved it with no regrade for the lives of the people who worked for them. After that I quite buying there products. The greed of the rich is at the core of what is wrong with America today!!!!!!

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