In his last years in public office, Dayton plans to leave nothing on the table
During my interview with Governor Mark Dayton at the Governor's Residence, I was reminded of my first post for the Star Tribune which was with Dayton's opponent for governor in 2010, Tom Emmer.
In 2010, I served as the Deputy Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota and one of my responsibilities was to help Emmer in his election against Dayton. Dayton defeated Emmer in 2010 by less than 10,000, but in 2014, Dayton became the first candidate for governor to win with over 50 percent of the vote in 20 years.
As I continued my interview with Dayton, I thought about all of the press conferences during the 2010 race for governor where I publicly questioned Dayton's judgment and ability to serve as governor.
In retrospect, I wasn't in any position to question Dayton's ability to serve.