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    Senator John Marty Announces Exploratory Campaign for Governor

    Monday, December 22, 2008

    After receiving strong encouragement from health care reformers and others, Senator John Marty is launching an exploratory campaign for Governor and johnmarty.org today.  The campaign being announced through email and other contacts to thousands of   health reform advocates and other Minnesotans.

    Marty is author of the proposed MN Health Plan, a bold initiative to ensure that all Minnesotans have access to affordable health care.   Senator Marty first received statewide recognition for his leadership on ethics and campaign finance reform issues.  

    “This is a true exploratory campaign to connect with Minnesotans and hear about their vision for a better Minnesota,” Senator Marty explained.   “People want a government that works for them instead of special interests.  They want living-wage jobs and quality schools, not large taxpayer subsidies for private businesses. They want cost-saving investments in children, positive steps to prevent domestic abuse and violence, and health care that's affordable for their families in good times and bad.  I am confident that working together, we can meet these challenges.” 

    Senator Marty chairs the Senate Health and Housing Committee.  He also serves as the co-chair of the Legislative Commission to End Poverty.   Senator Marty and his wife Connie have two adult children and live in Roseville.