MN Jobs Coalition ad mocks MNsure director's tropical vacation [IMAGE]

MN Jobs Coalition ad mocks MNsure director's tropical vacation [IMAGE]

:::: UPDATE :::: MNsure director Todd-Malmlov reportedly resigning amid vacation controversy

This afternoon, the conservative Minnesota Jobs Coalition sent City Pages a new ad that has fun at the expense of MNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov, who generated unfortunate headlines yesterday thanks to the two-week vacation she took late last month while the state's new health online exchange continued to be plagued by a number of usability issues.

The Jobs Coalition's ad alludes to the surprisingly controversial Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox imagery MNsure used earlier this year to promote the exchange.

During a news conference yesterday, Governor Dayton said he didn't think Todd-Marmlov's long-planned vacation was a big deal. He did, however, say he's "incredulous" about the ongoing problems with MNsure's website, especially since many Minnesotans stand to lose their health insurance on January 1 if they can't successfully navigate the online exchange and purchase a new plan by then.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at [email protected]

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