Rich Stanek — former Hennepin County Sheriff and former state rep — has joined the increasingly crowded field of Republicans in the race for governor. This excerpt from his campaign announcement video:
“I’m running for governor because the Democrats in charge are letting lawlessness run rampant, and using the actions of a few bad actors to wage an all-out war on law enforcement.”
D-F-L Party Chairman Ken Martin says Stanek “disgraced himself by repeatedly using the n-word” and is unfit to be governor:
…”His repeated use of racial slurs, his long standing opposition to common-sense gun safety measures, and the multiple police brutality lawsuits against him during his time as sheriff.”
Stanek was not immediately available for comment.