DFL kicks off "personally offensive" tour against GOP's Stewart Mills

By KBJR News 1

August 13, 2014 Updated Aug 13, 2014 at 7:06 PM CDT

DULUTH, Minn. (NNCNOW.com) --- DFLer's are calling on Republican Congressional candidate, Stewart Mills, to explain his stance on the federal minimum wage and his comments on taxing the wealthiest Americans.

In a rally outside the now closed Georgia Pacific plant in Duluth, a handful of workers said Mills was out of touch and they blamed that on Mills' personal net worth as Vice President of Mills Fleet Farm.

Wednesday's rally marked the kick off the DFL's "personally offensive tour."

The tour highlights Mills' remarks from a 2013 speech in which Mills said, "We do a lot of things for this community, and to be singled out as a deadbeat is personally offensive."

The DFL claims those comments mean Mills finds it "personally offensive" for multi–millionaires to pay their fair share.

"There's a lot of people who are going to bring in good jobs," said former Georgia Pacific employee Glenn Jackson. "Stewart Mills is not one of them. Stewart Mills – all he wants is the money – he doesn't support minimum wage, he doesn't support worker's rights."

The Stewart Mills campaign said Mills' words in the 2013 speech are being taken out of context by the Nolan campaign.

Nick Minock