Over the past two months, we contacted over 60 candidates running in the upcoming elections. These were candidates that were running for seats in Minnesota's legislature, the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. In the case of the candidates contesting seats in Minnesota's legislature, we reached out to candidates from districts where the ethanol industry has a strong footprint while other candidates were selected based on their participation in key legislative committees that have the potential to affect the ethanol industry. All the candidates were sent a series of questions on issues that concern Minnesota's ethanol industry. Not all the candidates we reached out to responded to us and in many races - both state and federal - only one candidate replied to our questions. As such, this newsletter will only feature candidates that responded to us.