At mayoral forum, Dan Cohen holds up framed photo to prove he has Latino friend
|Dan Cohen once had a Latino friend, and he has the photo to prove it.|
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The candidates were asked about where they stand on non-citizen voting rights, federal immigration reform, and what they've done for the Latino community in recent years. But the most memorable part of the debate may have come earlier on during fringe candidate Dan Cohen's Wagner-esque opening remarks.
Cohen, 77, served on the Minneapolis City Council as a Republican during the late 1960s and early '70s. And during yesterday's forum, he pulled out all the stops to prove he's made at least one Latino friend along the way.
From the Star Tribune:
During opening statements, Cohen held up a framed photo and explained that he has made many Hispanic friends over his 25 years in the thoroughbred horse business.With credentials like that, who needs to hear about where he stands on the issues?
"I brought a picture of myself with one," Cohen said. "Here I am. I'm very small here. But very large here is the greatest jockey that ever rode at Canterbury, on my horse [inaudible]. And his name is Luis Quinones. Perhaps you have heard of him. He had the best record of any jockey in the history of Canterbury Park."
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