Conservative candidate for Minnesota Governor Scott Jensen wants to bring extreme policies to our state. And that’s bad news for Minnesota families.
From threatening to bring an abortion ban to Minnesota to underfunding our public schools while giving tax breaks to the rich and corporations, Jensen’s agenda is dangerous for working families and wildly out of touch with Minnesotans’ needs.
Here are five shocking things you didn’t know about Scott Jensen that make it clear – Scott Jensen is wrong for Minnesota.
- Scott Jensen wants to ban abortion in Minnesota without exceptions for rape or incest.
Jensen even supports a Texas-style law that bans abortion as early as six weeks, allows strangers to collect $10,000 for reporting women who have abortions, and would put women and doctors in jail for abortions.
And now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and eliminated the constitutional right to abortion, abortion access in Minnesota is more at risk than ever.
- Scott Jensen will gut funding for Minnesota schools
As a Minnesota State Senator, Jensen voted to underfund Minnesota schools and reduce access to pre-K for Minnesota’s youngest learners.
And he voted to give millions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest Minnesotans and big tobacco companies at the expense of our schools.
Now, Jensen wants to slash even more funding from early childhood, K-12, and higher education programs while giving tax breaks to big corporations and the wealthy.
- Scott Jensen will leave working Minnesotans behind
Scott Jensen wants to cut taxes for big corporations and eliminate the state income tax on the wealthy, forcing schools to cut their funding and working families to pay more than their fair share.
Minnesota’s income tax funds early childhood and K-12 education, transportation, health care, higher education, and public safety.
Scott Jensen’s tax plan will gut funding for schools and public programs that Minnesota families rely on for access to affordable health care and so much more.
- Scott Jensen blocked emergency insulin access
Scott Jensen voted against providing emergency insulin to Minnesotans with diabetes struggling to afford the high cost as a state senator.
In a story published by Fox 9 news in 2019 about the emergency insulin bill, Jensen admitted that big pharma controlled Minnesota Senate Republicans. Specifically, he said, “I think the pharmaceutical industry is powerful enough that when they flex their muscles, they make it difficult for things to move forward.
- Scott Jensen is a COVID-19 conspiracy theorist
In a July 2020 Star Tribune story, the director of medical ethics at New York University’s school of medicine called Jensen’s COVID-19 comments problematic and politically driven.
In December 2020, Kaiser Health News called Scott Jensen’s COVID-19 comments the “Lie of the Year.” That same month, the Washington Post also fact-checked Jensen’s lies.
In 2021, Scott Jensen joined a group of right-wing doctors trying to block the use of the COVID vaccine in 12 to 15-year-olds. And Jensen was investigated by the Minnesota state medical board for spreading COVID-19 conspiracy theories and giving reckless medical advice.
Minnesotans deserve better than Scott Jensen
Scott Jensen is an extremist whose policies will move Minnesota far to the right and hurt Minnesotans. He has no vision to move forward, and he is wrong for our schools, health care, and families. Minnesotans deserve better.
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