Minnesotans are not taken in by such self serving behavior. The last two elections saw even rural voters want to address the issues that will affect their families, neighbors and community, not spin wedge issues touted solely for partisan politics. I couldn't put it any better than Brian...
STATEMENT OF MINNESOTA DFL CHAIR BRIAN MELENDEZ
ST. PAUL (1/3/06) – "While immigration is an issue worthy of discussion, the governor should be expending as much vigor on the issues that are most important to Minnesotans.
"Last month, St. Cloud State University released a survey ranking the top 28 issues most important to Minnesotans. Immigration didn't even figure in the survey. The issues most important to Minnesotans are the issues that Democrats will be talking about: education, health care, jobs, transportation, energy and the environment.
"Evidently the governor and the White House are planning on using wedge issues again. Last cycle, it was gay marriage. This year, it's immigration. You can campaign on these issues, but you can't govern on them."