Life Time Minnesota Rural Democrats Are Voting for Trump Claiming the Democratic Party Has Left Us
“Ask Larry Cuffe why, after decades of voting for Democrats, he voted for Donald Trump four years ago, and he’ll talk about his distrust of Hillary Clinton and the need to get northern Minnesota’s mines back to work.
Ask the former police officer why he’s sticking with Trump in 2020, and the list is very much longer.
‘The Democratic Party left us. Even in the past four years, it’s changed so much. Supporting people who riot? Defunding the police? That’s crazy. I think a lot of us up here are Democrats in Republican clothing now,” he said.
Cuffe, who twice voted for Barack Obama, is one of six mayors from a stretch of Minnesota mining country, known as the Iron Range, who turned their back on the Democratic party and signed a joint letter endorsing Trump even as the state is swinging behind the president’s opponent, Joe Biden.
After decades of voting for Democrats, the mayors said that they no longer regarded the party as advocating for workers.’
‘Lifelong politicians like Joe Biden are out of touch with the working class, out of touch with what the country needs, and out of touch with those of us here on the Iron Range and in small towns like ours across our nation,’ they said”, the Guardian reports. [We made some grammar editing to this article]
We would add that suburbs of the twin cities and other rural areas are echoing these thoughts. Whether the suburbs and rural voters across the state have the votes to defeat the radical voters (not all) from Minneapolis and St. Paul’s core cities is the issue.
We know rural and suburban voters need to vote in record numbers to defeat the socialist agendas of Biden and Harris.