DFL, GOP party chairs both express confidence about 2022

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The conventional political wisdom is that midterm elections favor the party that is not in power in the White House. In other words, with Democratic President Joe Biden, Republicans should do well.

However, DFL Party Chair Ken Martin says Gov. Tim Walz is raising much more money than his Republican opponents, and the DFL Party is raising much more than the Republican Party of Minnesota.

“He’s faced unprecedented crises compared to some of his predecessors,” Martin said, noting his approval rating remains at or above 50% in most polls.

But Republican Party Chair David Hann says he believes Walz is vulnerable on a number of issues, including his COVID-19 response and on crime.

“I think the COVID issue certainly is one,” Hann said. “I believe the electorate is concerned about the crime issue. They see Democrats as massively failing on that issue.”

You can see the entire interview with the party chairs Sunday morning at 10 a.m. on “At Issue with Tom Hauser.”