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Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:19 PM

Minneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger

Source: The Hill

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is endorsing Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) challenger ahead of next week's primary, saying the first-term lawmaker "wants to lead a movement" instead of serving her constituents.

The editorial board on Wednesday backed Antone Melton-Meaux, praising his "strong progressive values," for Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, which encompasses most of Minneapolis.

"After careful consideration and interviews with both, the Star Tribune Editorial Board recommends Melton-Meaux, a first-time candidate with strong progressive values that align well with the district, as well as consensus-building skills honed as a professional mediator," the editorial board wrote.

"Melton-Meaux brings a different sensibility to this race, one grounded in helping resolve disputes to move forward — a skill this country is much in need of," it continues. "While Omar wants to lead a movement, Melton-Meaux seeks to serve the Fifth District."

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/media/510867-minneapolis-star-tribune-endorses-ilhan-omar-primary-challenger

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Reply Minneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 6 OP
theaocp Aug 6 #1
question everything Aug 6 #15
theaocp Aug 6 #19
Sucha NastyWoman Aug 6 #2
WorkDoctor Aug 6 #3
llashram Aug 6 #10
PatSeg Aug 6 #12
Lonestarblue Aug 6 #4
NurseJackie Aug 6 #6
Budi Aug 6 #8
Post removed Aug 6 #13
question everything Aug 6 #16
Budi Aug 6 #20
Budi Aug 6 #5
NurseJackie Aug 6 #7
Budi Aug 6 #9
wcast Aug 6 #11
Wbrady10 Aug 6 #14
question everything Aug 6 #17
RhodeIslandOne Aug 6 #29
question everything Aug 6 #30
RhodeIslandOne Aug 6 #32
MineralMan Aug 6 #18
Randomthought Aug 6 #22
MineralMan Aug 6 #23
Scruffy1 Aug 6 #25
Randomthought Aug 6 #26
MineralMan Aug 6 #27
question everything Aug 6 #31
scarletwoman Aug 6 #24
MineralMan Aug 6 #28
liskddksil Aug 6 #21


Response to theaocp (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:48 PM

15. From July 17? A lot happened since then

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Response to question everything (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:57 PM

19. I couldn't find anything more recent.

Little help?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 12:31 PM

2. I think leading a movement probably serves her constituents very well

Look at the change in attitude brought by the BLM movement. MovementS are how social change begins.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 01:01 PM

3. Mediators try to see a "middle ground"

when there may not be one. Given the shake-up of status quo capitalism (cue Naomi Klein) that's required to breach racial divides, why go with someone who shrinks from the responsibility to go bold into the future. Or we will not have one. I saw conciliation as Obama's defining trait and he tried to get along with the Repubs who hated him, advanced a timid Recovery Act, and later spoke of committing the "grand bargain" that would have compromised Social Security. Repubs fear Omar. They will eat Melton-Meaux alive.

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Response to WorkDoctor (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 01:47 PM

10. a movement who boo's Hillary

and John Lewis while doing everything in it's the power to destroy the Democratic party in favour of its so-called Democratic-Socialist faction/matrix is not a way to beat trump. Movements sometimes destroy and make things worse. Trump being POTUS a fine example. And to now start dissing President Obama, again, in this dire time that needs unity in our Party is unconscionable. I so hope Melton-Meaux wins.

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Response to llashram (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:22 PM

12. I agree

If she wants to start a movement, she should become an activist. I don't see how she is serving her constituents or the Democratic party. Being a legislator is a serious and important job. I am tired of congressional newcomers using their elected positions to undermine the reputation and accomplishments of more experienced Democrats.

When Al Franken was first elected to the senate, he kept a low national profile and put all his focus on serving the people who elected him. He treated his job with great dignity and respect and rarely gave television interviews until he had proven himself and was elected to a second term. I can't imagine him publicly booing someone like Hillary Clinton.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 01:12 PM

4. Is this fear of a strong, vocal woman rearing its ugly head again?

And a Muslim woman at that.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 01:17 PM

6. I doubt it.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 01:20 PM

8. Can't claim that argument when Omar's backers disregarded the same when it comes to..

Hillary or Harris.

Strong women, & a woman of color ...
That argument seemed to blow right past these two women when it came to who Omar's backers backed.

Just sayin.

'Just not those women'..

Maybe it has to do more with exactly what Melton-Meaux describes as the difference.


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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:51 PM

16. It is unfortunate that instead of looking for reasons one seeks "identities."


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Response to question everything (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 03:03 PM

20. K & R THIS ⬆️

💙

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 01:12 PM

5. Thank You. "While Omar wants to lead a movement, Melton-Meaux seeks to serve the Fifth District."

Thank You Mpls Star Tribune.

💙#DemocraticPartyUnited





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Response to Budi (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 01:17 PM

7. I know, right?



They nailed it!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 01:23 PM

9. K & R for Mpls Star Tribune.

💙 Keep it Blue

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:18 PM

11. I've seen this quote somewhere else.

Caruso-Cabrera argued that Ocasio-Cortez is "M.I.A." and cares more about building a national profile than her constituents. In an interview with CNN, she said the congresswoman "wants to be a national star," adding, "I want to be a congresswoman for the people of the Bronx and Queens."


https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/23/politics/aoc-ny-primary-14th-district/index.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:32 PM

14. A few years ago, the ownership

of the Star Tribune changed. The new owner, Glen Taylor, admitted that there would be changes to the editorial board. Glen Taylor, the owner of NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves has given more than $1 million to GOP candidates and causes. This endorsement should not be seen as any kind of shock.

https://m.startribune.com/star-tribune-buyer-glen-taylor-has-gop-tilt-to-giving/263169991/

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Response to Wbrady10 (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:52 PM

17. Oh, please, don't look for excuses. She is bad and the stib pointed it out

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Response to question everything (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 05:42 PM

29. Nancy Pelosi endorses her

Bad I guess.

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #29)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 08:03 PM

30. Party leaders endorse incumbents.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 02:53 PM

18. It's not my district. I live in St. Paul.

I have no idea how that primary will go. Melton-Meaux started advertising simultaneously with the opening of the absentee ballot mailing period. Omar waited until last week. Many people had already voted before her ads appeared.

The district is very diverse, to be sure, but it also includes a lot of areas where the majority of voters are less left than in other parts of the district.

I'm not sure how it's going to go. I think Omar has a slight edge, but I'm not sure at all. It could go easily to Melton-Meaux.too. We'll have to wait and see. Here in the 4th congressional district, our representative, Betty McCollum will have no problem being re-elected. No problem at all.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 03:37 PM

22. I concur

From my neighborhood in S W Minneapolis over to the western edge of the district there are a lot of Melto-Meaux lawn signs but the eastern part looks differsnt. It's anyone's guess how it will go. Information from July 17 is not that old since many including my husband and I mailed in our ballots around that time

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Response to Randomthought (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 03:54 PM

23. What I wonder is whether turnout will be as high as it was

in 2018. Then, it was Omar vs. a candidate who was not a person of color. This year, that's not the case. That may get rid of the sense of urgency people were feeling in 2018. If that happens, then the western side of the district may dominate the voting. Omar successfully brought out the Somali community. If they show up in smaller numbers, then she'll be vulnerable.

Personally, I think Melton-Meaux's advertising early could possible make a big difference. Omar's supporters had to go pretty negative, and I'm not sure that will work out so well for her.

I'm eager to see what happens.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 04:16 PM

25. I lived there for many, many years.

I don't think the newspaper endorsement means much and she has a lock on the minority vote which makes it hard to beat her. Sure, the richer areas around the lakes will not vote for her, but she will win by a large margin in south Minneapolis and northeast Minneapolis. A lot of the voters in Minneapolis are younger and swing to the left. I just don't an affluent corporate attorney will draw much support from the inner city.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 04:19 PM

26. Omar had strong support in 2018 in S W

We have big turn outs here but I'm thinking the Jewish community on this side of the district, St Louis Park, will change. It might beinteresting tp compare precinct by precinct. 8s that info still available on Sec of State website?

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Response to Randomthought (Reply #26)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 05:29 PM

27. I think you may have to get precinct data from

The Hennepin county clerk's site.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 08:06 PM

31. In 2018 it was an open seat after Keith Ellison chose to run for AG

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 04:13 PM

24. I'm in outstate MN, so obviously, I have no idea what the sentiment is like in Omar's district.

I've gotten all the political ads for that race however, and all I can say is that, for me, there is just something creepy about Melton-Meaux.

I can't put my finger on it, but there's just something about him that sets off my "ick" alarm. Were I in that district, I would definitely vote for Omar.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #24)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 05:31 PM

28. I don't know, either

Have to wait for results.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 03:08 PM

21. The Squad seems to be doing pretty good at shutting out these challengers so far

and is already gaining some new members like Cori Bush and Jamaal Bowman come January. We shall see.

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