Dave Hughes Joins the Republican Farmer Labor Caucus RFL Excited to Have a Fighter for MN Farmers in CD7
August 29, 2018 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Dave Hughes, the Republican challenger for the 7th District of Minnesota’s US House seat has joined state legislators in the new Republican Farmer Labor (RFL) Caucus. The RFL welcomes him and is excited to have a strong advocate for Minnesota farmers in CD7.
“I am proud to stand beside Minnesota State Legislators and fight for the interests of farmers and laborers. I will proactively work on federal legislation that will not encroach on the liberties and prosperity of Minnesota Farmers and Laborers, but instead unleash the strength, innovation and hard work of the Farmer and Laborer. Farmers and Laborers need a collaboration between the Federal Government and the State Government to best create an environment in which farmers/laborers can
thrive.” – Dave Hughes, Candidate for US House, MN-7
“It is wonderful news that Dave Hughes is joining the RFL caucus. We welcome him, and look forward to having a pro-farmer and pro-labor Congressman in Washington, DC, who will allow more productive farm/labor legislation.” - Rep. Jeremy Munson, RFL Co-Chair
Minnesota farmers noticed that in the last year, Collin Peterson voted more with his Democratic caucus than with the Minnesota Farmer. The American Farm Bureau Federation has given Collin Peterson just a 53% scorecard rating on their top 15 legislative votes of the past year. Peterson aligned with the Farm Bureau on only 8 of those 15 votes.
“Collin Peterson abandoned the western Minnesota farmer. He walked away from the Farm Bill, and voted against it – twice! He was against the tax reform that freed our economy to blossom, and eliminated the estate tax that helped keep the farm in the family. He was against both immigration bills that were not only prime national security bills, but also had key provisions for the migrant farm worker program. Collin Peterson sided with his Democratic Caucus over serving the Minnesota Farmer in the most partisan year we have ever seen from him. My AFBF scorecard would have been in the upper 80% or lower 90% range, and my votes would have provided better results for the Minnesota farmer. I promise you this -- I will never walk away from the farm bill. I will fight for the farmer to the end.” -
Dave Hughes, Candidate for US House, MN-7
“Collin Peterson’s voting record last year is a prime example of how the Democratic Party Platform is anti-farmer. We need to elect Dave Hughes so we can stop these Democratic Party attacks on the family farm. It is our hope farmers and pro-farmer groups endorse and support Dave Hughes as he is the pro-farmer choice in the 7 th Congressional District of Minnesota race.” - Rep. Jeremy Munson, RFL Co-Chair
Hughes hopes to be elected on November 6th, and in 2019 he will enter an Agriculture Committee that has seen little from Collin Peterson in 2018 since he walked away from the Farm Bill and refused to come to the negotiating table, speak with the Ag Committee Chair, submit amendments, or come to a compromise. Hughes will be a strong, vocal member of the Ag Committee. More information on the Dave Hughes for Congress campaign can be found at www.HughesForCongress.us.
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