Jacob Frey makes pitch for Delta to move to MSP after Georgia leader's gaffe

It would actually make a lot of sense...
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What's happening?

Georgia's Republican Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle is in the news after he posted the following on Twitter in response to Delta's decision to end its discount program for NRA members.

His tweet is a problem for three major reasons – among many.

1. We're pretty sure this is extortion from a public official, and thus illegal.

2. Delta is based out of Atlanta and is the 5th largest employer in Georgia, and he's hoping to get re-elected?

3. What happened to letting the free market rule?

Anyway, some are seeing the GOP leader's aggression towards Delta as an opportunity – among them Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

What is Jacob Frey saying?

Ever the opportunist, Frey has made a cheeky pitch for Delta to consider shifting its head office to Minneapolis-St. Paul.

It's not the most unlikely of offers either. Should Delta ever decide it's looking to move to new pastures, it's pretty well set up at MSP.

After Atlanta, Detroit and New York, the Twin Cities is Delta's biggest flight hub and it already employs around 8,000 people in the state.

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And it was the home for decades of Northwest Airlines, which was subsumed into Delta as part of a merger 10 years ago.

That said, given Atlanta is the busiest airport in the world for passenger numbers, it'll probably take more than a single tweet for Delta to shift its HQ out of Georgia.

Nonetheless there were plenty on Twitter who were intrigued by the idea of a bigger Delta presence in Minnesota.

How about it, Delta?

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