Six Democratic mayors from Minnesota on Aug. 28 announced that they will be voting for President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 presidential election, stating that they believe Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has shown a lack of support for Americas working class.
The six mayors from the swing states Iron Range said in a letter (pdf) Friday that after “decades” of voting for Democrats, they now “formally endorse the re-election of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.”
The letter was signed by Virginia Mayor Larry Cuffe, Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson, Chisholm Mayor John Champa, Eveleth Mayor Robert Vlaisavljevich, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak, and Babbitt Mayor Andrea Zupancich.
The group cited job losses in the thousands in their region as one of the reasons they are now endorsing Trump in the upcoming election.
“Generations of young people have left the Iron Range in order to provide for their families with good paying jobs elsewhere,” they said.
“We have watched as our constituents jobs left not only the Iron Range, but our country. By putting tariffs on our products and supporting bad trade deals, politicians like Joe Biden did nothing to help the working class,” the letter states.
The mayors claimed that the Democratic Party has been “moved so far to the left” to the point that it is unrecognizable.
“It [Democratic Party] can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class,” the mayors continued. The hard-working Minnesotans that built their lives and supported their families here on the Range have been abandoned by radical Democrats.”
“We didnt choose to leave the Democratic Party, the party left us,” they added.
The mayors went on to praise the progress the region has made under Trumps election in 2016, stating that he “fought for the working class” by implementing tax cuts and standing up to Beijing.
“Now, four years later, the Iron Range is roaring back to life and for the first time in a very long time, locals are hopeful because of this Presidents policies and willingness to fight for us,” they said.
They described Biden as “out of touch” with the working class, the nations needs, and “with those of us here on the Iron Range and in small towns like ours across our nation.”
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