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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Mary Kiffmeyer to Challenge Mark Olson for Republican Endorsement in 16B

The Drama Queen reports that Mary Kiffmeyer has announced she is running for Mark Olson's seat. Mark Olson is running for reelection.

The last time Mary Kiffmeyer appeared in the mainstream press, she was defending writings about "racial purity" on the Minnesota Majority website:

Kiffmeyer said the page dealing with health care and its mention of racial purity must be understood in context. That phrase, she said, is simply descriptive.

"That's a genetic term," said Kiffmeyer, who is a nurse by training. "It does matter when you are doing medical studies."

Drew Emmer, the communications director for the organization, said Kiffmeyer is the organization's executive director and Jeff Davis, who has been active in pushing for a Minnesota anti-gay marriage amendment, is the president. [St Paul Pioneer Press]

After Minnesota Majority got some coverage on various blogs including this one, they edited their statement. This is what the statement said prior to editing, and what Mary Kiffmeyer defended:

FACT: The U.S. health care system serves the most diverse racial and ethnic population of any country in the world. This fact adversely affects every statistic by which we are compared to other countries. Black women, for a variety of reasons, are more prone to underweight babies than are Caucasian and Asian women. It is not surprising that Sweden has a lower infant mortality rate, or that Japan has a longer life expectancy than the United States does. They are nearly racially pure: we are not.


Markh said...

Welcome back, Mary!

We're missed your nutcase wisdom.

Tom Parsons said...

"...executive director and Jeff Davis"

That's a very appropriate name.