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Governor: Sue Jeffers


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Sue Jeffers, who owns a bar on the University of Minnesota campus, has been a vocal opponents of efforts to limit or ban smoking in public. She's running as a Republican in the primary against Gov. Pawlenty. Jeffers says she has been disappointed with the leadership of Gov. Pawlenty and other party leaders. She says her campaign will focus on lower taxes and property rights. Jeffers has successfully led the efforts to scale back Hennepin County's smoking bans. She says her campaign will also focus on property rights and limited government.

In her loss to Gov. Tim Pawlenty in the September 2006 primary, Jeffers received about 11 percent of the Republican vote.

Candidate Bio

Sue Jeffers
Political affiliation:
Republican Party
Born:
October 3, 1956
Lifelong Minnesota resident.
Personal:
Mother of 3 children: Sara 19, Brett 16, Amy 15
Occupation:
Owner of Stub & Herbs Restaurant (Minneapolis) 1979-Present
Education:
Graduate Richfield High School 1975; University of Duluth 1975-1977; University of Minnesota 1977-1979 with a major in business and political science.
Major political experience:
None indicated.

On the Issues

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Audio Immigration (4/26/06)
Audio Safety net (4/26/06)
Audio Stadiums (4/26/06)
Audio Health care (4/26/06)
Audio Taxes (4/26/06)
Audio Transportation (4/26/06)

Links and Resources

Campaign Web site:
Document suejeffers.org

Candidate Pages

With less than two weeks to go until the election, GOP candidates are running ads on immigration. One reason is that the issue is important to GOP voters. (10/27/2006)
A collection of recent Minnesota Public Radio reports examining some of the issues in the races for the U.S. Senate and the governor's office. (Midday, 10/26/2006)
Like he did in the stretch run four years ago, Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty began airing an immigration-themed ad. Meanwhile, Democratic challenger Mike Hatch expressed a willingness to approve a gas tax increase despite his personal opposition to it. (10/25/2006)
If you're not sick of political ads on TV by now you probably will be by Election Day. (10/24/2006)
You won't find anything about social issues such as abortion and same sex marriage on the gubernatorial candidates' Web sites, but they're important to many voters. (10/24/2006)
In a battle of spreadsheets and bar graphs, Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Democratic challenger Mike Hatch traded accusations Sunday over crime-fighting. (10/22/2006)
DFL gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch says he won't make any promises about education spending until it's clear that Minnesota has a budget surplus. (10/19/2006)
Minnesota lost nearly 13,000 jobs in September, the third largest monthly job loss in more than 50 years. (10/17/2006)
Public safety is traditionally an important issue for voters, especially those living in areas touched by drugs or violence. (10/17/2006)
A Star Tribune poll shows DFL challenger Mike Hatch pulling ahead of incumbent Republican Tim Pawlenty in the Minnesota governor's race. (10/16/2006)
Midday's Meet the Candidates series concludes three days of gubernatorial contenders with Peter Hutchinson of the Independence Party. (Midday, 10/13/2006)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty says if Minnesota has a budget surplus, he doesn't want to use the additional money for rebate checks to taxpayers. (10/12/2006)
From the perspective nearly every poll, the race for governor in Minnesota is close. MPR's Midday spends an hour with the DFL challenger -- Mike Hatch. (Midday, 10/11/2006)
Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty says the state's job market is "on fire," while his opponents say Minnesota's economic picture is not so hot. (10/10/2006)
In their first and only post-primary debate outside of the Twin Cities, the two frontrunners and Independence Party candidate Peter Hutchinson were forced to address the medical research issue and a railroad expansion that both loom large in the state's third-largest city. (10/05/2006)
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