See this color Scale - Does it look familiar?
Its very similar to our political system today...
In all reality, when you think about us as a State, and even a Nation, we have 20% extreme right, 20% extreme left, but other 60%, the MAJORITY of us, want to get along.
We want to succeed. But how?
We stop electing the same two-party system. Its time we the people of this great State of Minnesota stop listening to people who tell us how to think, and we start thinking on our own.
It's the system that is broken.
It's the system that keeps us in the same rut, and It's the system that divides us by race, wealth and politics.
Its time to change the system.
Change is scary. We're not sure what is going to happen. But Change is something we all as Minnesotans desperately want and need. As we approach election day, we need to decide how we are going to proceed to make Minnesota a better place. That is going to require change. We know we cannot keep voting the same people into office expecting different results. My opponent has been in office for 20 years now. We will continue along the same failing path if he gets elected for a 7th term.
Minnesota has one of the largest achievement gaps in the Nation. Test Scores from our kids are trending down. In fact, many of the averages don't meet the standards. We re failing our kids and our futures. We can make this better for Minnesota. But I need your help. I want to inspire you to trust your elected officials again. We cannot do that with the ones currently in office.
I ask that you take that leap of faith and trust that I will fight for Minnesota. I will fight for you, your families and your futures. So on November 8, or earlier, please select your vote for Chris Belflower for the office of State Senate in District 43. We deserve better.
Thanks for your support. I will not let you down.
THE FIRST IS ALWAYS THE HARDEST...
I would personally like to thank the Poker Players Alliance, Rich Muny, and Mike Qualley, the MN State Representative, for giving the Belflower campaign its trust in our ability to build and represent the thousands of poker players in the State!! I proudly accept this endorsement as a businessman, poker player and soon-to-be legislator. I look forward to working hard for the players in the State to build the game and generate what should be millions of dollars in annual revenue for our State's economy.
One of the topics in my platform is to legalize online poker, and build the game so that Minnesota becomes more attractive to players from around the World. Minnesota is losing out on so much potential revenue from having some of the best players in the US leave for States that allow online poker, and in turn, Minnesota is not attracting outside events like the WSOP or WPT due to our current limits and restrictions with poker.
Some question the negative issues surrounding gaming, which brings me to return the inquiry. We push lottery, BINGO, pull tabs, and other forms of gambling, without batting an eye to the same negative possibilities. Yet, every casino and card room I have attended has help cards and guides posted for any patron to take.
If we can do some forms of gambling, why not others that will benefit the State economy even more?
Trust. Dreams. Community.