Two weeks after , (D-Richfield/Minneapolis) told DFL members that he was confident the party would be able to gain a majority in the Minnesota House and Senate following the next election.
While , he also took time to outline what he thought were major differences in Democrats' and Republicans' priorities—differences that could ultimately help Democrats take the majority.
"[Republicans] have no interest in helping make sure that a middle class economy grows," he said Tuesday. "Their only economic policy is to say get out of the way of corporations and everything will be OK."
"You wouldn't know it from rhetoric out there," he added. "Democrats are the ones that have actually introduced seven very specific jobs bills that will get people back to work, close the skills gap that'll do the right kind of policy that will make sure that Minnesota is a competitive place not just for the large corporations but for the people that are working for them. And I think that that's the key difference."
Click "play" on the video above to see Thissen's entire Tuesday speech.