KTCA’s Lahammer: Bachmann loses

Sources it to Minnesota GOP leaders.

The same leaders say the GOP’s Erik Paulsen will beat Ashwin Madia in the Third Congressional District.

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Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by Tony Wagner on 11/04/2008 - 08:42 pm.

    How do they know this? Is there any exit polling on the House races? Seems wildly speculative…

  2. Submitted by John Olson on 11/04/2008 - 10:33 pm.

    Hmmm…..the data streaming on NBC has Bachmann ahead…39 percent of precincts reporting.

  3. Submitted by Jason DeRusha on 11/05/2008 - 07:51 am.

    Unless Mary changed what she wrote originally, all her blog said was: “One GOP party insider predicted that Erik Paulsen will win against Ashwin Madia and Michele Bachmann will lose to El Tinklenberg.”

    That doesn’t sound as dramatic as David’s head here: “Bachmann loses.” More accurate: “KTCA’s Lahammer: One GOP insider says Bachmann loses”

  4. Submitted by David Brauer on 11/05/2008 - 09:02 am.

    Jim, thanks for the defense (thankfully I attributed) but Jason also has it right: Mary was onpassing a poll-closing prediction that I melodramatically turned into a headline certainty.

    Sometimes, going for headline impact can go too far. Lesson (re)learned. My apologies to readers and to Mary.

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