ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) -- U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Tim Walz managed to hit a sweet spot on the campaign trail on Wednesday, stopping at Daube's Bakery in Rochester to fire up their supporters.
More than 60 people packed the bakery on Civic Center Drive to hear from two of the Minnesota DFL Party's strongest candidates on the November ballot. Both are running for re-election.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar keyed in on health care.
"Too much of our taxpayer money is going down in one big transfusion tube to Florida and other states where they just don't have as high quality lower-cost care," said Sen. Klobuchar.
And what better place to talk health care than in Rochester.
"We hope we can take the Mayo Clinic model and work it in different parts of the country," she said.
Rep. Tim Walz says he is using the last two weeks to get a feel of where the votes could stand.
"What always seems, to me, to happen is within the last two weeks people get serious," said Walz. "And they start thinking of the issues more. they start discounting some of the ads and they start understanding that this vote really does matter."
Walz stressed his continued support for Minnesota manufacturing. "Here in Rochester we have over 250 openings in manufacturing," he explained.
He hopes to capitalize on the opportunity for new jobs but first... it's time for voters to have their say on November 6.
"I think it's crunch time," said Walz. "It's the end. And for me, this is the most optimistic time. Because, again, it's that celebration of democracy. So I love these two weeks...
Rep. Walz is up against Republican Allen Quist in November. Senator Klobuchar is running against Republican Kurt Bills, Stephen Williams of the Independence Party, Tim Davis of the Grassroots Party, and Michael Cavlan of the Minnesota Open Progressives.
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