Fund the Police – Radio Spot

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Can you believe it? Some Metro politicians actually want to defund the police!

Our State Representative CANDIDATE, MATT BLISS knows Minnesotans deserve to feel safe in their communities.

MATT WILL FIGHT against reckless efforts to defund the police.

We can TRUST MATT BLISS to prioritize public safety, and stand strong with the men and women of law enforcement.

The experience we need. The values we trust.   Vote MATT BLISS!

ANNOUNCER:   “Paid for by MATT BLISS FOR HOUSE COMMITTEE.”

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New 30 Second Radio Ad

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Hi this is congressman Pete Stauber, I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone just how important this election is.  And to remember to vote for Matt Bliss for State Representative.  Matt has a great track record as a State Representative fighting for our values and now more than ever we need someone like Matt in St. Paul defending our Northern Minnesota Values against the forces trying to destroy them.  I am congressman Pete Stauber and I am asking you to vote for Matt Bliss on November 3rd.

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New 30 and 60 Second Radio Spots!

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Hi this is Matt Bliss and I’m proud of my record as a state representative. During my time in office, we cut health care costs for those on the individual market and ended surprise medical billing. We secured funding for both a new veterans home and a student center at BSU.

These are just a few of my accomplishments. I am looking forward to returning to St. Paul to add to this list.

I’m Matt Bliss and I ask for your vote November 3rd because, with your support, we can work together to bring Northern Minnesota’s values back to the St. Paul.

Disclaimer: Prepared and paid for by Matt Bliss for House

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Hi this is Matt Bliss and I’m proud of my record as a state representative. During my time in office, we cut health care costs for those on the individual market and ended surprise medical billing. We provided tax cuts to our main street businesses, working families and provided the largest increase to school funding in state history, and we were able to FINALLY secure state funding for our Bemidji Veterans Home and the new student center at BSU.

When I return to St. Paul I will fight to re-open our economy and bring jobs to our region so Minnesotans can get back to work. I also will work to reduce health care costs, fix roads and bridges and protect our conservative values. And I will always advocate for public safety, from defending our 2nd Amendment rights to supporting law enforcement officers and beyond.

I’m Matt Bliss and I ask for your vote November 3rd because, with your support, we can work together to bring Northern Minnesota’s values back to St. Paul.

Disclaimer: Prepared and paid for by Matt Bliss for House.

New Radio Spot – Introduction

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Hi I’m Matt Bliss 20 years ago I returned to this area and have called it home ever since.  I have lived many places throughout our wonderful country but have never found a place so beautiful and the people so welcoming.  We are a hardy people, and care about our neighbors and are willing to help others during their time of need.   We also support the rule of law and common decency.  We want to preserve our bountiful resources while still being able to support our families and way of life.  I want to be your State Representative and ask for your vote on November 3rd so I can defend our Northern Minnesota Values in St. Paul  

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Hi I’m Matt Bliss 20 years ago I chose to return this area and call it home, I have lived many places throughout our wonderful country but have never found a place so beautiful and the people so welcoming.  We have a certain way of life up north, we enjoy our natural resources and all they have to offer and we work hard for our families and communities.  We don’t ask for much and we like to provide for ourselves.  We love the outdoors and prefer not to have our skylines be filled with large buildings.  We are a hardy people willing to help others during their time of need and we always support the rule of law and common decency.  We want to preserve our bountiful resources while still being able to support our families and way of life.  I am a husband, father, grandfather, veteran, small business owner, hunter, fisherman and conservationist.  Current leadership in St. Paul does not understand our way of life and want to replace our values with theirs, we cannot let this happen.  I want to be your State Representative and ask for your vote on November 3rd so I can defend our Northern Minnesota Values in St. Paul  

Bliss criticizes Rep. Persell for voting to support two anti-gun bills

PENNINGTON — Former state Rep. Matt Bliss, a candidate for House District 5A, harshly criticized current Bemidji Democrat Rep. John Persell after Persell voted in favor of of two anti-gun bills Thursday on the House floor. Persell was among Democrats who voted to in favor of H.F. 8 and H.F. 9 as they passed the House with bipartisan opposition. Bliss said the bills infringe on the Second Amendment by violating due process and effectively creating a state gun registry.

“This is a huge issue to the people in our region and Rep. Persell just turned his back on every District 5A citizen who cherishes the Second Amendment,” Bliss said. “These anti-gun bills Rep. Persell voted for create strict new hurdles and barriers for law-abiding Minnesotans, violate our constitutional rights and will do nothing to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals.

“On the House floor, Rep. Persell even refused to answer any questions related to H.F. 8, the universal gun registration and background check bill. On top of that, Rep. Persell is a co-sponsor and was the deciding vote to approve H.F. 9, the Red Flag bill, which undermines due process for gun confiscations. The people of District 5A deserve to know why he sided with metro Democrats by infringing on our gun rights, but Rep. Persell failed to provide them that respect. It’s shameful.”

New Radio Spot – Vote!

Here is the transcript for our latest radio ad:

This is State Representative Matt Bliss. Thank you for putting your trust in me two years ago. It has been an honor representing the great people of Northern Minnesota.

It is time again for me to ask for your vote to help us build on the progress we already have made. Our opponents are once again pushing their tired, failed policies of old, that we just can’t afford.

I ask for your vote November 6th because more work remains. Together, we can do even more good work for northern Minnesota.

New Radio Spot – Healthcare (Surprise Billing)

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Hello, this is state Representative Matt Bliss. Two years ago, area citizens elected me as their State Representative and asked me to fix the problem of rising health care costs.

In addition to stopping and reversing rising healthcare costs in the individual marketplace, we stopped the practice of surprise medical billing. Families in our area went to the hospital and assumed their insurance would cover the procedure, only to end up being hit with thousands of dollars in unexpected medical costs.

That is what we call surprise billing and it can be downright devastating to families.

The good news is I worked hard with fellow Legislators to successfully put an end to surprise billing in our state.

We went to bat for Minnesotans and passed a new law prohibiting surprise billing. This will provide people with peace of mind so they can spend their energy healing instead of worrying about what to do about unexpected bills piling up.

I am State Representative Matt Bliss and I remain committed to lowering the cost of healthcare in Minnesota and I am asking for your vote on November 6th.

New Radio Spot – Veterans

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Hi, this is state Representative Matt Bliss. As someone who served in the Navy and comes from a family with a deep history of service, from my 7 uncles who served in WW1, of which only 6 returned to my father who enlisted right here in Bemidji, only days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor to my brother who served in Viet Nam. I’ll always fight to make sure our veterans are taken care of and receive the support they deserve.

As vice chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, I am proud of the accomplishments during my first two years in office.

We secured, $12.4 million in state funding for a new veterans home in Bemidji. This will finally put care within reach for northern Minnesota veterans who have been underserved for too long.

A number of bills I authored to help veterans were enacted. One cracked down on predatory lending practices targeting vulnerable veterans and their spouses. Another provided funding for homeless veterans.

We may never be able to fully repay our immense debt to our veterans, but that won’t stop me from trying.

I am State Representative Matt Bliss and I am asking for your vote on November 6th.

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