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Jim Graves just pulled ahead of Bachmann with 75.36 of votes in

Republican MICHELE BACHMANN 124470 49.62%
Democratic-Farmer-Labor JIM GRAVES 125627 50.09%
Write-In WRITE-IN** 725 0.29%
Posted by wellstone dem | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:59 AM (9 replies)

Just got back from Graves Headquarters

People are staying strong. This is an amazing result. With 73 % of the vote in.

Republican MICHELE BACHMANN 120691 49.97%
Democratic-Farmer-Labor JIM GRAVES 120118 49.74%
Write-In WRITE-IN** 702 0.29%
Posted by wellstone dem | Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:48 AM (4 replies)

Lines are long at SCSU

http://instagram.com/p/RspudIg9pz/

and at St. Cloud Library

http://instagram.com/p/RsixMWA9kG/
Posted by wellstone dem | Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:12 PM (2 replies)

In line to see Bill Clinton. Doors open in 5.5 hours

20 people so far

Rally to elect Obama and Jim Graves.
Posted by wellstone dem | Sun Nov 4, 2012, 02:14 PM (5 replies)

Listening to a group of new voters talk about the Presidential election in a different language

Our community has a number of new Americans who have now been here long enough to get Citizenship. Many are voting for the first time. Their community organized a forum for new voters today, and invited many candidates to talk. I was there to look up voting places for people who needed that information (not many did. They were pumped to vote.)

The most interesting presentation was listening to one woman speak. Although most of the people at the forum spoke English, sometimes they used their native language because it was easier and faster for them. Sometimes there was an English translation, sometimes not. This time there was no English translation. The following are the words I understood:

"Mitt Romney" "Obama" "1 %" "99 %" "47%"


These new voters may be "English as a Second Language" speakers, but they are clearly high information voters.


That was it. Some of the above were said several times.

There were more than 250 people in that room. They were there for 2 and one-half hours listening to presentations and asking questions. It was amazing.
Posted by wellstone dem | Sat Nov 3, 2012, 07:31 PM (4 replies)

Bill Clinton coming to campaign against Bachmann and for Jim Graves!!!!!

http://www.mnprogressiveproject.com/diary/12519/bill-clinton-coming-this-sunday-to-help-jim-graves-defeat-michele-bachmann

This is my town!!!!!

I'm doorknocking tomorrow, and going to help at a GOTV rally tomorrow, so can't wait to hear more!!!!

Donate!!!!

http://jimgraves.com/donate
Posted by wellstone dem | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 08:50 PM (27 replies)

when I don't forget where I was when it happened

Kennedy shot--In 2nd grade in line for the bathroom
MLK shot--At home watching TV
9/11--Getting ready for work, with TV on in the background
Paul Wellstone Dies--At home from work for lunch
Barack Obama elected President--In a bar, getting hugs from strangers, crying

I will also never forget the campaign:

Knocking on the door of an African-American here in Central Minnesota and hearing her exclaim "She's here about Barack Obama!!!!!"

Knocking on the door of an elderly white woman who said, "Some people say he will just be for the blacks." I responded, "Did you know he was raised by his white grandparents. She looks surprised and said, "You know I have a grandson who is part black and part white." I asked, "Do you think he would just be for the whites or for the blacks." She smiled, took the literature and said, "No I do not!"

Knocking on the door of an elderly woman, who invited me into my house and told me her son had died this year. Then her husband walked in, looking suspicious, but then relaxed when I explained I was there to ask for their vote for Barack Obama. He said, "Well I have voted Republican." The wife looked horrified and said, "You voted REPUBLICAN!!!!" With a twinkle in his eye, he said, "Oh you knew I voted for Eisenhower before I married you!"

Calling a woman on the day before election day to remind her to vote and hearing her say, "I am so glad you called, I was hoping someone would call. My husband won't talk to me anymore about Barack Obama and I needed to talk to someone about how much I want him to win."

I don't think I will be able to bear it if he were to lose. I will be door knocking this week end.
Posted by wellstone dem | Fri Nov 2, 2012, 07:27 AM (0 replies)

(a true story with a laugh) My SIL said, "Is that true that Romney wanted to get rid of FEMA?"

My brother's response,

"No honey, that was females!"
Posted by wellstone dem | Tue Oct 30, 2012, 08:15 PM (6 replies)

Vote NO! On Anti Gay Marriage amendment in Minnesota is leading!!!!!!!!

http://www.sctimes.com/article/20121024/NEWS01/310240038/SCSU-Survey-Support-split-proposed-amendments?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Umbrella&nclick_check=1


with 44 percent supporting the proposed ban and 51 percent opposed.


Yes! Yes!.....Wait a minute I mean NO NO NO NO! I am so excited about these poll results I can hardly breathe.
Posted by wellstone dem | Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:50 PM (8 replies)

A friend of mine saw someone using food stamps to pay for ice cream bars.

She was in line behind the woman in the grocery store. As she stood there waiting her turn, the two women behind my friend said in a very loud voice, "Must be nice to have food stamps to pay for ice cream bars." As my friend tried to think what to say, the woman ahead of her turned and said, "Yes, it is wonderful to have food stamps to pay for ice cream bars. And tonight when your kids get to go to the football game, you think about my kids, we can't afford to go to the football game. And tomorrow, on Saturday, when your kids get to go to the movies, my kids will be at the park, because we can't afford to go to the movies. And on Sunday, when you go to brunch, or for a ride in the country, or shopping, think of my kids, because that's the day we will be eating the ice cream bars. All weekend I will be saying to them, 'On Sunday we get ice cream bars.' Yes, I certainly am lucky to be able to buy ice cream bars with my food stamps."


I just wanted to edit this to make it clear that this was "food stamps" it was about 10 years ago or so, before the EBT cards. Though I agree with the posters below that I can still sometimes tell when people use EBT cards for the food stamp program because they need to use two forms of payment.
Posted by wellstone dem | Mon Sep 3, 2012, 01:54 PM (244 replies)
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