(The following was originally published in The Bemidji Pioneer.)
ST. PAUL — Andy Dawkins wants to be Minnesota’s next attorney general.
But don’t expect him to follow the usual script.
Dawkins supports legalizing marijuana, wants to limit money in politics, protect private data and stop copper-nickel mining in northern Minnesota. He’s been speaking out on civil rights, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES and what he sees as the shortcomings of his former party.
The former Democratic state representative from St. Paul may also be the Green Party’s best chance in years to regain major-party status. With six candidates in THE ATTORNEY general race this fall, he’s making the most noise in what is typically a quiet contest.