Democrat Tom Rukavina predicted he would give a rousing speech to the DFL delegates and he delivered. Calling himself the “love child between Paul Wellstone and Jesse Ventura,” Rukavina said he’d fight for the little guy. During his speech, Rukavina praises his legislation that requires American flag be made in U.S. He also touted his union suit, tie and underwear.
He told delegates he could bring blue-collar workers into the fight, saying he could “light the fire that needs to be lit, fight the fight with humor and wit,” Rukavina said.
Rukavina said he would work for universal single-payer health care and a fair tax system. Rukavina elicited roars of approval from the crowd, and he closed by shouting, “Come on, you know you want to join me!”