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Demrock6 Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 04:16 PM
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Minnesota senate race round up??
We have not talked about the Minnesota senate race in a while, well not in a actual thread anyway. I found myself changing my mind numerous times between the 3 candidates: Amy Klobuchar, Patty Wetterling, and Ford Bell. You can see the cash on hand here: http://opensecrets.org/states/election.asp?State=MN&Yea...

It seems Ford Bell is struggling to get the funds even though he is a great choice and in my opinion running the most progressive platform of the three. I am starting to like Amy Klobuchar more and more, but still consider myself a Patty backer. Am I alone in liking all three? Who are you supporting currently and why?

If your candidate does not get the endorsment will you still vote for them or the endorsed candidate?

Just testing the waters.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 05:06 PM
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1. It is also about name recgonition
Patty, Amy, and Mark Kennedy have it, Ford Bell really does not.

Personally, I would vote for any of the three in the election. Right now I am behind Amy and hope that Patty moves to the 6th as she would not have an advantage there.

Even though Krinke and Knobloch appear to be ahead of Bachmann in the 6th, it is Bachmann that I feel has the inside track in the "kingmaking" process they call a Republican primary, soley on their "social issues". Since they are pushing the anti-gay marriage ammendment already, that is just what Bachmann needs for the 6th. Kennedy will also try to ride those coattails.
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wellstone dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 06:11 PM
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2. I strongly prefer Patty
but the dem "queen makers" seem to have picked amy.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 06:49 PM
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3. IMHO Patty would do better in a statewide race
She's doesn't have the political experience of Amy, but she's got name recognition and great achievements outside of politics which make her a better candidate for the "upper house".

I like Amy and wouldn't mind if she got the nomination, but Patty is my favorite.
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csorman Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-05 07:02 PM
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4. Patty is not going to run in the 6th
I know lots of people would like it, but it's not going to happen. She's determined to run for the Senate seat. Her speeches really have gotten a lot sharper, too.

I hear she's not so happy about all the folks that are discouraging her from running for Senate and to go back to the 6th where she'll be "safer".

And God I hope they toast Bachmann.

Let's keep watching Ford Bell - he really does have a progressive agenda and there is plenty of time for the name recognition factor, especially now that the city races are over and people are paying attention ;-)


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liberalconscious Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-05 10:27 AM
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5. I really like Patty
Amy can raise money, but she won't be able to raise more money than Kennedy. In my opinion, the best way to defeat Kennedy is to out organize him through a Wellstone type grassroots campaign. Patty already has received contributions from almost 14,000 people. A huge number when you consider how early it is in the campaign.
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-05 11:22 AM
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6. I've been thinking alot about this too
Edited on Fri Nov-11-05 11:22 AM by indigo32
I heard them at a Senate debate.
I went with an open mind because I only had only very limited exposure to any of them, and I want to get involved in this race. Unfortunately Patty did not do well at that debate at all, granted it was one single afternoon, so I'm not writing her off completely. It was telling though, that Amy had at least 15 people there and Patty had none visible, and no lit either. Ford Bell was good, and yes, absolutely the most progressive, but I think this one is Amy's and I'm OK with that. She's working hard, e.g. I got a personal phone call from her 9:30 PM the next evening, is very organized, and will appeal to folks outside the TC area I think.



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