Democrat Anne Nolan of St. Cloud says her congressional campaign against Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann will focus on many of the same issues that the Occupy Wall Street movement has highlighted.
“How do we get the economy moving again? How do we make it fair for the 99 percent, not just the 1 percent?” said Nolan. “Let’s have a financial transactions tax and put a sales tax on speculative transactions on Wall Street and hold accountable the folks who crashed the economy in the first place and raise the resources to rebuild it.”
Nolan works for a small business that helps employers develop flexible work schedules for their employees. She ran unsuccessfully three times for the state Legislature. So far she is Bachmann’s only DFLer challenger.
In response to Nolan’s candidacy Rep. Bachmann sent out a fundraising email soliciting “emergency contributions,” to help her defend against what she characterized as her new “Occupy Wall Street” opponent.