Candidates for Minn. DFL Auditor make last minute primary push

By KBJR News 1

August 11, 2014 Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 11:57 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Minnesota Auditor hopeful, Matt Entenza, made a stop in Duluth today ahead of tomorrow's primary.

The DFL candidate crisscrossed the state on Tuesday giving one last push to voters in Northeast Minnesota.

The lawyer, and former House Minority leader, says he's running to protect public pensions and reminding voters that the job of state auditor is more than just basic bookkeeping.

Meanwhile, DFL endorsed incumbent Rebecca Otto says her interest in northeastern Minnesota is strong.

Both candidates agree on one thing.

They can better serve the people of Minnesota.

"We need an auditor who is going to be an advocate for Northeastern Minnesota. We need to be defending pensions and stopping pension privatization, we need a more active auditor, who can be working to help our schools. And digging into school finance issues to make sure all of our kids can succeed," said DFL candidate Matt Entenza.

"I have a very strong record to run on, I'm very proud of the work that I've accomplished. There's more that I'd like to do around infrastructure around Minnesota, identifying and quantifying deferred maintenance and as we know, even in the city of Duluth, infrastructure is very old, that's our water, sometimes our school facilities," said DFL incumbent Rebecca Otto.

Pending Tuesday's primary outcome, the DFL elected candidate will face off against Republican challenger Randy Gilbert and Pat Dean with the Independent Party.