Twins' Mauer, Dozier and Gibson urge Minnesotans to vote
September 20, 2016 — 12:24pm
In a marriage of Twins baseball and civics, Twins players Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier and Kyle Gibson are urging Minnesotans to head to the polls in November in a new television ad now running on Fox Sports network.
The 15-second ad urges Minnesotans to become registered voters and cast their ballots this fall. The baseball stars avoid any political endorsements as they aim to appeal to Minnesota's civic mindedness.
"We aren't here to tell you who to vote for -- " Gibson says at the start.
"Just to remind you how important it is for you to get involved and go vote," Drozier continued.
"Exercise your right to vote November 8," Mauer finishes.
Secretary of State Steve Simon in a statement is hoping to regain bragging rights in voter turnout this fall. "I’ve challenged the people of Minnesota, and the thousands of nonprofits and businesses across the state, to return Minnesota back to number one in voter turnout and that goal can only be reached by working together.”
The ad, which can be viewed here, will appear on Fox Sports North network through October 18.
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