Duluth DFL'er Forms Bipartisan Caucus
Posted at: 03/04/2013 10:49 PM
| Updated at: 03/04/2013 11:48 PM
Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, and Sen. Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, announced on Monday the creation of a new bipartisan group called the "Purple Caucus."
They say the goal of the group is to work beyond party labels, because Minnesotans are tired of the political divide.
"What is the price of admission? It's the idea that you're willing to be a Minnesotan first and some other label second, and the idea that you're willing to start with where we can agree instead of starting conversations with where we disagree. We'll start with common ground and move out from there," Reinert said.
Reinert also saying today that the name of the caucus comes from his military days, where people from different branches of the military come together to form "purple units."
“I served in a ‘purple unit’ earlier in my Navy career, and saw firsthand how you can have an affiliation, but still work together for larger goals.”
The only commitment the Purple Caucus has so far is to meet on a semi-regular basis and share ideas.