Angie Craig

Minnesota’s 2nd (MN - 02)

Updated: August 15, 2022

Overview

Tyler Kistner is too extreme for voters in the MN-02 congressional district. 

Summary

When it comes to choice, voters in the Minneapolis media market need to see TV ads as well as read in the mail and on OTT and digital, the following: 

  • Supreme Court has overturned 50 years of law and declared that a woman no longer has the right to an abortion.
  • Tyler Kistner calls himself “100% pro-life” and supports allowing states to ban abortion with no exceptions for rape, incest, or danger to the life of the mother. He wants to “cut off all federal funding to Planned Parenthood” and he was endorsed by National Right to Life, a group that wants abortions to be against the law, with no exceptions for rape or incest.

When it comes to healthcare, voters in the Minneapolis media market need to see TV ads as well as read in the mail and on OTT and digital, the following: 

  • Tyler Kistner sides with the drug companies.  Special interests — including drug companies — are spending millions to help him get elected.  No wonder Kistner opposes letting Medicare negotiate for lower drug prices or cap the co-pay of insulin. Worse, Kistner said he’s willing to “look at” raising the retirement age for Medicare and Social Security.

When it comes to the environment, voters in the Minneapolis media market need to see TV ads as well as read in the mail and on OTT and digital, the following: 

  • Environment-minded voters need to know that at a time of rising gas prices, Tyler Kistner sides with the big oil and gas companies gouging us at the pump. Kistner’s taken over $35,000 from oil and gas interests.  No wonder he pledged to keep giving oil and gas companies billions in special tax breaks and will do nothing to hold price-gouging corporations accountable.  

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Additional Resources

  • Regarding abortion, tone is important — it’s not scary or angry or over the top. It should be clear-eyed, matter-of-fact, and non-sensationalized that Tyler Kistner does not share our values.
  • Voters need to see real people from the district who would be affected by this decision and understand the consequences of outlawing abortion — whether it is a victim or a doctor or nurse who has worked in sexual assault response and treatment.   
  • And on prescription drugs — the tone should acknowledge people suffering through the high cost of prescriptions and medication — like insulin.

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