No E for Effort

Cindy Zimmerman

Dutcher E85The candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Minnesota got a quick lesson in ethanol politics this week when she failed what she called a “college quiz bowl” question about E85.

When a reporter asked Democratic candidate Judi Dutcher a question about the fuel blend, she answered, “It’s like you’ve asked me the college quiz bowl question. What is E-85?”

Minnesota is one of the nation’s largest ethanol producing states and has over 300 E-85 pumps, more than any other state in the country. So, Dutcher’s lack of knowledge about the fuel has become a big issue in the Minnesota governor’s race between GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Democrat Mike Hatch.

Read the AP report here.

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