Minnesota Public Radio has a reaction from Rep. Gene Pelowski, DFL-Winona, on AFSCME's decision to back his DFL challenger Debbie White.I wrote about it yesterday on the blog. I did put in a call to Pelowski yesterday but have not yet heard back. So here is what MPR reported. You can read it here.
In statements to MPR, Pelowski said he was never invited to screen for the AFSCME endorsement, contrary to what union officials said in a press release. Here are his comments:
"For the record I was not invited to the AFSCME endorsing event on November 30th at 3pm at WSU which I found out about for the first time today. I was told today that three people attended this event and that the AFSCME lobbyist from St. Paul told them that I stated I did not want to attend. This is not true! I knew nothing of the event! My home or office has no record of being contacted. Since this took place before White announced she was running it is even more curious."