from LeftMN by Tony Petrangelo
This is one of the critiques I have with Ranked-Choice Voting as well. By eliminating the primary, the system is actually makes it more difficult for upstart candidates of the major parties (in Minneapolis there is really just one party) to win.
from Iron Country Free Press by Shelly Mategko
8th District Congressman Rick Nolan of Crosby does not yet have an official challenger in 2014, but that hasn’t stopped him from going on the offensive. In a recent fundraising email sent to supporters and lobbyists in Washington DC, Nolan attacked a potential opponent for being a Tea Party extremist aligned to 6th District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
from mnpACT! Progressive Political Blog by Dave Mindeman
Personally, I wish this whole matter would just go away. Number one, it is costing the State of Minnesota far more than it is worth – $200,000 and counting, and Number two, it has become irrelevant in any other way outside its cost.
from Thoughts–PoliMobile by Curt Prins
Senator Al Franken is one of those rare exceptions. Whether you voted for him or otherwise, he’s never shied away from connecting on a human level.
from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling
…you are viewing an ash tree that, if growing straight and tall, would make your world appear off kilter.
This tree, a block from my house on Tower Place in Faribault, worries me. The laws of gravity and the forces of nature tell me this ash is destined to topple right onto the street.
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