FACT CHECK: Doug Wardlow Stands with Corporate Profits Over Minnesota Families

From workers’ rights, to opioid manufacturers, and corporate polluters, Wardlow has made clear he sides with wealthy special interests over Minnesota families

Big companies already have lawyers in their budgets, but Minnesotans don’t; we need Keith Ellison to hold corporate interests accountable as the People’s Lawyer

MINNESOTA – During tonight’s Attorney General debate between Congressman Keith Ellison and Doug Wardlow on TPT Almanac, Wardlow made clear once again that he would side with corporate profits and special interests over the interests of Minnesota families, as he declined to make clear whether he would take opioid manufacturers to court for their role fueling the current crisis.

While Congressman Ellison will use the Attorney General’s Office to hold those in power accountable when they shortchange families, consumers, and our environment, Wardlow has proven time and again that he would use the office to work against Minnesotans’ best interests.

As a one-term member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, Wardlow championed so-called ‘right-to-work’ legislation that strips workers of their power to collectively bargain for better pay and working conditions for all, prioritizing corporate profits over family budgets.

Wardlow has also criticized Attorney General Lori Swanson’s case against 3M, which provided essential funding to protect clean water for Minnesota families, saying it was “political” and “harassing a great company.” In the same interview, Wardlow refused to say opioid manufacturers should be held accountable for their role in fueling, and profiting from, the opioid crisis.

Minnesotans have a clear choice for Attorney General. Congressman Ellison will fight for Minnesota families; Doug Wardlow will continue his record of putting corporate profits before working families.