Todd Palin, husband of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and his Team Arctic Cat race partner, Scott Davis, took a two-day tour of northern Minnesota last week. The two racers made stops in Duluth, Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Moorhead and Arctic Cat’s production plant in Thief River Falls, reported Arctic Cat.
Palin said his tour was both a political and snowmobile promotional event, according to the Grand Forks Herald. Tom Steward, a communications director for the presidential ticket, says the tour was designed to appeal to voters who enjoy the outdoors and favor gun rights.
Palin kept the political talk to a minimum, but he did state, “Alaskans and Minnesotans have a lot of the same qualities. They like hunting and the outdoors. If you vote for the McCain/Palin ticket, you’ll have advocates for what I love to do, you love to do and Sarah loves to do. I encourage your support.”
Palin answered only two media questions during the Q&A. “He’s not a political guy. He’s a snowmobile racer,” said Steward in the article. “He’s not running for office.”