If you can forget about Moss-gate, Favre-watch and Chili attacks, SavetheVikes.org has list of stadium-friendly candidates

The current state of disarray surrounding the Minnesota Vikings can’t bode well for getting fans to jump on the team’s stadium bandwagon, but new stadium proponents are keeping up their efforts.

The group SavetheVikes is still tweeting today about its push for 50 candidates around the state who have indicated support of a taxpayer-supported stadium.

The group calls itself “a grassroots, nonpartisan group dedicated to getting the Vikings a new home in Minnesota” and is “open to many forms of stadium solutions and financing, and does not advocate a specific agenda. SavetheVikes is for the fans & by the fans. This group is not affiliated with any company or political organization.”

For the list, the group says it:

” … ranked the list from most influential to baseline supporter. Factors include past voting record, committee leadership positions, and openness to both the Racino plan and the local partnership plan. Those that sponsored bills are ranked among the highest as they are most likely to support and provide leadership on the stadium issue.”

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by William Souder on 11/02/2010 - 02:02 pm.

    In the interest of balance, I wonder if you could provide us with a link to a list of candidates who will oppose public funding of a Vikings stadium, as all other things being equal I would like to vote for them. And, if you can believe the polls, so would the vast majority of Minnesotans.

  2. Submitted by Brian Simon on 11/02/2010 - 02:21 pm.

    “The group calls itself “a grassroots, nonpartisan group dedicated to getting the Vikings a new home in Minnesota””

    How often, when a group claims to be ‘grassroots,’ is it really a collection of individuals who believe in a cause and are doing it on their own dime, unaffiliated with large organizational funding behind the scenes?

    I’m only suspicious here, not accusatory, but it smells like astroturfing to me.

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