The mood as of early this evening at the Minnesota GOP headquarters in Bloomington: The GOP brahmins at the Freedom Club reception admit a little nervousness because, says supporter Cliff Olsen, “the polls are inconclusive.” But 8th Congressional District GOP leader Alex Conant found a bright spot. “We’ve had a unique experience,” he said. “Jim Oberstar is advertising.” According to recent polls, Oberstar is clinging to hopes for re-election.
Bachmann on the networks
The woman of the hour is Michele Bachmann making the network news rounds. In the scrum are her parents, Jean and Ray. Was there a key piece of advice Jean gave her daughter? “Get all the education you can because they can’t take that away from you,” she said.