State Rep. Tom Emmer, a Republican candidate for governor, is firing back at his chief rival on the issues of taxes.
When it comes to signing pledges to oppose tax increases, Emmer is telling his supporters that his word is his pledge. He posted information on his campaign Web site today in response to Rep. Marty Seifert, who appeared at a news conference Tuesday to sign a Taxpayers League of Minnesota Pledge.
Emmer did not sign the pledge. But he pointed to his six years in office voting against tax increases serves as his pledge to the taxpayers of Minnesota. Emmer also accused Seifert of inconsistency on the issue of signing such pledges.
Emmer and Seifert are widely viewed as the frontrunners for the GOP endorsement, which will be decided at the Republican state convention April 29-May, in Minneapolis.