Republican Tom Emmer said the tussle over Target Corporation giving money to a group supporting him in the Minnesota governor’s race is getting too personal. Gay rights groups and Democrats are calling for a boycott of the company because it gave corporate money to a group running an ad supporting him. Emmer says he’s sad that Target’s decision to get involved in the race has become personal.
“We have to get over this personal issue,” Emmer told MPR News. “We have to start talking about who has the positive vision for the future of the state of Minnesota. The personal emotions, that’s human, and I understand it but at some point we have to peel back the emotions and we got to start asking each other is what we’re doing in the state now working? Are we going to leave something more than debt to our kids and their kids?”
Target’s CEO sent a letter to employees earlier this week saying the company is focused on issues impacting the retailers bottom line. He wrote that the company’s support of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers is “unwavering.”