The newly-endorsed Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer is traveling the state today with other Republican candidates for state constitutional offices.
Emmer kicked off the statewide tour at the Capitol in St. Paul. Emmer continues to say he'll redefine Minnesota government if he's elected, but he isn't offering too many specifics. He also said he intends to "take back the state" even though it's being run by another Republican, Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
"Tim Pawlenty has done a fabulous job literally trying to hold back government," Emmer said. "He's done it for eight years but now it's time to take back this state from all of the career bureaucrats, from all of the bureaucrats, take it back from government and give it back to the people."
Emmer said he'd define a career bureaucrat as anyone who is old enough to be his father. Emmer said he'll release specifics on his plan to cut as much as a third of the state's budget later.
Democrats say Emmer represents the far right wing of the Republican Party.