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Kelliher: I'll just use 'You bet'cha'

Posted by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger under Minnesota campaigns, Minnesota governor Updated: January 27, 2010 - 11:14 PM

If yes causes problems, how about "you bet'cha?""

On Tuesday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Thissen's campaign complained that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher 's campaign was lifting their lines.

At issue, the word yes.

Thissen has long used the word "yes" in his campaign, as in Minnesota needs a governor who will stand up and say “Yes” to Minnesota and its extraordinary promise" and "I am running for governor because we need a leader who is going to be willing to stand up and say ‘Yes’ to Minnesota and its extraordinary promise." A recent Kelliher mailing said, "Together, we can say yes. Yes to opportunity, yes to ideas, and the future. More here.

Wednesday Kelliher seemed unimpressed by the accusation. She said she called Thissen to discuss it. She also came up with a mock solution: "I will swear off using 'yes' and start using 'you bet'cha.'"

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