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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ellison, Hatch, Klobuchar win

The official results are here. Mike Hatch has won on the DFL side for governor, and Amy Klobuchar has won for senate; no surprises there. Keith Ellison has won in the 5th CD by a pretty comfortable margin. With half of the votes in, Lori Swanson is leading in the AG's race over endorsed candidate Steve Kelley. If she wins, it will be the first time in quite a while that every single candidate I voted for will have won. No surprises on the Republican side.

So far, with varying numbers of precincts reporting, things look safe for legislative incumbents like Dean Johnson, Paul Koering, and others.


At 11:53 PM, September 12, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Koering race. Wonder how much the support from Mn. Citizens in Defense of Marriage helped or hurt Goedker's numbers. Also big Crow Wing Cty. Sheriff's race. Everyone could pretend they are voting for Sheriff. Big turn out for a primary.

At 2:06 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Chris said...

Viva Keith Ellison! I'm looking forward to watching Sarah Janecek and Katherine Kersten sputter and fulminate in helpless fury over this.

At 2:10 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Chris said...

Maybe Assrocket will have another mental breakdown. Enjoy your new Congressman, fuckhead!

At 6:41 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well yesterday I voted as a Democrat in my first primary ever. I am disapointed in DFL.

This country needs a change and the state needs a new governor but the caliber of the folks running makes me sad.

Ellison may be the best overall of the 3 main candidates running to replace Sabo but (ignoring the rightwingnut foaming) there are enough indications of operational incompetence that I worry.

Hatch has a mean power-play streak that is largely hidden. IF he gets in it could prove quite embarrassing.

Then we have two candidates who became public figures due to single events: Rowley & Wetterling. I really see very little to indicate competence in any area of national government. What are they really good at beyond their laudable response to SINGLE important events?


Maybe in 2008.

At 8:19 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous who signed in at 6:45 sounds like a concern troll to me. Ellison's victory was a sign that Dems who say what they value, straight-up, no chasers and tell the truth about the war really connect with voters.

And I think Mike Hatch is being underestimated.

Look folks, this ain't 2000, 2002, or 2004. Voters are ready for Dems who stand up and fight and we got a whole lot of candidates who know exactly how to do that.

Concern trolls need to up their anti-anxiety meds or go back to their Republican blogs, where it's going to be All-Keith's-parking-tickets-all -the-time. Can't say I blame 'em. Sure beats talking about the issues, where they don't have many ideas beyond tax breaks to billinaires and seem clueless about the war.

Lynnell Mickelsen

At 10:58 AM, September 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

C-T of 6:41 again

I want better quality candidates from the DFL.

We are so fed up with the disaster that is BushCo that we seem happy to merely have someone running who could win. If they win they have to govern.

We seem to SETTLE for candidates of less quality and lower vigor than should be available.

Why did Pawlenty win in the first place? Roger Moe just looked and talked... tired... worn-out... dull

Why did the DFL dig up Mondale to run after Paul Wellstone died when no voter under the age of 30-35 at that time even knew who he was?
and how did WM look and sound?

looked and talked... tired... worn-out... dull

As something to think about...

Here are the Govs of the past 30 years. Who do you think was/is the best?

Rudy Perpich - Was Lt. Gov. Term began in 1976 after Wendell Anderson left governorship to be in the senate.
Al Quie
Rudy Perpich
Arne Carlson
Jesse Ventura
Tim Pawlenty

My pick: Arne Carlson

Senators since 1971

Series 1
Hubert Humphrey - Term began 1971
Muriel Humphrey - appointed after Death of HH
David Durenberger
Rod Grams
Mark Dayton

Series 2
Walter Mondale - Term began 1964
Wendell Anderson - appointed after WM became U.S. Veep
Rudy Boschwitz
Paul Wellstone
Dean Barkley - appointed after death of PW
Norm Coleman

My picks:
Walter Mondale and Hubert Humphrey
Second place: Wellstone and Anderson

At 4:32 PM, September 13, 2006, Blogger Douglas Hester said...

How can you elect someone to make laws that refuses to abide by those same laws himself?

I guess his time is more valuable than mine.


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