Kendall Qualls, a US Army veteran, Republican, and Vice President of a Fortune 100 company announced his intention to run against Governor Tim Walz on Sunday.
“I’m running for governor of Minnesota because we’re at a crossroads in our country,” Qualls said in a press release. “For more than a decade, the radical left has morphed into the culture of the country in an unrecognizable place. We will not become the generation that has lost the America we once knew and loved. “
In its press release, Qualls called Minnesota “a zero point for riots, looting and vandalism of the police movement and I will end the anti-American agenda promoted by (Walz), Ilhan Omar and Keith Ellison) push our kids to fall behind in school all while leaving record crime unchecked I will end the flood of people leaving our state, which ranks as one of the top states country, because of the individual and corporate tax burden.”
Qualls founded TakeCharge MN, an organization that “supports the idea that the idea of America works for everyone regardless of race and location in life.”
His life is a “living case study that America’s promise is alive and well,” he said. “I have gone from poverty to prosperity, from projects in Harlem and a trailer park in Oklahoma to Vice President of a Fortune 100 company. I am a living example, that where where you start your life is not where you have to end. That’s my message to every Minnesotan who wants a chance, and it’s something I plan to fight for every day. ”
In October, Walz and Lieutenant General Peggy Flanagan announced that they will seek re-election in 2022.
From 2019: Pioneer Press interviewed Qualls in 2019, when he ran for the United States Congress.
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