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(Northfield, October 17, 2012) The Dudley for State Senate campaign is pleased to announce that former Gov. Albert H. Quie has endorsed Mike Dudley for State Senate in District 20. Both are Republicans. The announcement was made at a press conference in Northfield, MN on October 17, 2012. Gov. Quie and Dudley are both Northfield area natives.
Quie served as Governor of Minnesota from 1978-1982, following 11 terms in Congress. Prior to his congressional career, he served in the Minnesota State Senate. Gov. Quie currently resides in the Metro area and has a policy of not endorsing anyone for whom he cannot vote. Quie is making an exception in this case due to his long personal relationship with Dudley. Thirty-two years ago, Dudley and Quie made a 650 mile horseback trip along the Continental Divide in Montana and Wyoming. They have been friends ever since. Gov. Quie has advised Dudley in his campaign for State Senate.
Quie stated: “I got to know Mike Dudley from our days on the trail and over campfire conversations. Our relationship has grown over the years. I believe Mike Dudley will make an outstanding State Senator. As a person, I hold him I the highest regard. I respect his work ethic, integrity and common sense. He is principled yet pragmatic enough to work with the other side when the public will benefit. I know that Mike will never put partisanship or special interests in front of doing what is best for the district and state. I agree with Mike’s common sense approach to government. Don’t spend more than you take in; there are limits to what government can effectively do, so prioritize; government can’t work without a strong private sector, so pursue policies which grow the private sector.”
Dudley stated “Al Quie and I have been friends for a long time. The chance to be publicly associated with him is an honor for me. I have great admiration for Al, and if elected, I would aspire to be the kind of public servant that Al was.”