The campaign has defined the political cliché of “slugfest,” with Wardlow and Ellison each offering a steady stream of attacks against each other.
A look at the organizations who having filling the airwaves, and the mail, with messages aimed at boosting — and bashing — primary candidates.
Ellison said his concern about the mortality rates of older, white rural men is a message the DFL — especially its progressive wing — needs to hear. Part of the reason is political, he acknowledged. But it’s also moral.
“You have to make sure you’re taking on whoever is breaking the law,” Hilstrom says. “Whether it’s the president or the secretary of education. I’m willing to take on whoever it is.”
Pelikan wants to see a more progressive AG’s office.
“I’m the only candidate who has the breadth of experience and the track record to direct an office of that size and complexity,” Foley said. “I know the attorney general’s office. I know how a public law office has to run.”
“It was great experience for being the state’s consumer watchdog,” Rothman said of his seven years at Commerce. “Being in Congress or being in the Legislature in the minority, you can’t compare the accomplishments that I have.”
How quickly has the political landscape changed? So quickly that least two races that were once considered sleepy suddenly became two of the wildest races in the election.
At the heart of Ellison’s decision: Where he can best counter the Trump administration.
All the dates, deadlines and events that voters need to keep in mind in the election year ahead, from now until November.
Six candidates are vying for Lori Swanson’s job (including Swanson). But it’s the Green Party-Independence Party duo that gives the race some (very) small amount of intrigue.