Walz launches reelection campaign in divided Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz launched his campaign for a second term Tuesday in an increasingly divided Minnesota, saying he made the tough calls necessary to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and revive the economy.

“Peggy and I asked Minnesotans to come together and make a goal line stand, to fight COVID and protect the economy," Walz, a former high school football coach, said on a YouTube video, as he stood on a football field with by Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. "The fight's not over but we've got the ball back. We're on offense, and we're making progress."