Truth Test: Does Dayton's 'Hockey Coach' Ad Shoot and Score?

Tom Hauser, KSTP
September 24, 2014 11:10 PM

Mark Dayton serves as governor of the "State of Hockey" and once played high school and college hockey. So it's fitting his latest campaign TV ad has a hockey theme to tout his record as governor since 2011. Will it score with Minnesota voters?


The ad makes many claims about Minnesota's economy before and after Dayton took office. We put those claims through the "Truth Test." You can watch how we graded the ad.

Review the supporting documents:

See MN2020's report on economic development here.

See the November 2010 Budget forecast here.

Pioneer Press: Dayton, DFL Leaders Reach Budget Deal; $2B in new Taxes.

See the Office of the Governor Blog here.

See how we grade political ads in the "Truth Test" here.


Tom Hauser, KSTP

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