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Friday, February 25, 2005

More candidate moves

Patty Wetterling is thinking about running for Senate, and Amy Klobuchar is thinking too. House Majority Leader Erik Paulsen will not, however. Meanwhile, Rep. Phil Krinkie will run for Congress in the sixth district, adding to the Republican crowd on the far right. Talk about musical chairs.


At 12:42 AM, February 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Click here: wetterlingforsenate.comOr here: pattywetterlingforsenate.com

At 1:54 PM, February 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wetterling is a hard worker, makes a good impression, and she's got terrific name recognition all over the state. She'd probably be a lock for the representative seat Kennedy's sitting in if he vacates it - but suppose
he drops his bid for Senate? Then she'd have an even tougher battle against him now that he's incumbent.

Klobuchar is a hard worker and makes a good impression, runs a tight clean ship in the Hennepin County Attorney's office - but she has just about zilch name recognition outstate now that her Dad is retired. Martin Sabo will retire sooner or later, and it's unlikely he'll be able to hand his safe 5th District seat off to his daughter. Klobuchar would be a better bet for that seat than for the statewide Senate seat.

I think the Senate is within Wetterling's grasp, but not Klobuchar's.

Dave Porter

At 11:09 AM, February 28, 2005, Blogger CrispyShot said...

Yo, Anonymous - isn't there some law about domain squatting? I think these hijinks have been pulled before, and judges have said, "not kosher." But I could be wrong

Dave Porter: I agree with you about Klobuchar's (lack of) name recognition. However, Kennedy was already an incumbent when he beat Wetterling this past cycle -- and that vote (54-46) was a LOT closer than I expected. (I live in Woodbury, in the 6th district, and based on most of my neighbors, I figured Wetterling didn't have a prayer.) I think she's got a good chance for the congressional seat; I also think if Kennedy backs out of the Senate race and settles back to the congressional race, he'll lose some points... and I don't think he can afford to lose many. I'd rather see Wetterling run for the 6th.

IMHO, of course.

At 7:17 PM, August 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think Kelly Doran is the best DFL candidate. It is expected that he will run until the primary, regardless of the DFL endorsment. He has a business background and is the first person in the state to enter into a bulti-year labor agreement with the Building & Trade Unions. He has support in the critical Iron Range and Duluth area and I believe he is a stronger candidate than Amy or Patty.


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