Thursday, September 22, 2005


Where is the national coverage?

This is the first post I've seen on a lefty national political blog regarding Minnesota in quite a while. Granted, I don't spend all day frequenting the major blogs, usually just DailyKos, MyDD, Atrios, and Swing State Project. However, the lack of coverage is appalling. Minnesota currently has:

an incumbent GOP governor
An open Democratic Senate seat and campaign
An upcoming campaign against an incumbent Republican Senator
An evenly-split congressional delegation with increasing national profile (Scotty Mortensen's quest for a DFA endorsement) in the campaign
An extremely close split in the state house

I can understand not getting into the nitty gritty of state-level races, but with the federal and constitutional office races coming, it's frustrating to see the focus going to Ohio and California. It shouldn't be too hard--Google "Minnesota Political Blog" and a few hundred hits should come back. I'd be interested to see if this goes for the rightie blogosphere as well, but what do we have to do to get some links thrown our way sometimes?

Perhaps this invites snarkiness. We shall see.

Blogger Velveeta S said:
You left out Tim Walz in the 1st, who was also nominated for the DFA endorsement.

Walz has gotten national attention as yet another vet running as a Democrat, ala Ohio's Hackett.

Neither Minnesotan made the DFA cut on Tuesday.
Blogger MN Campaign Report said:
You are absolutely correct, I accidentally left out Walz. This mistake shall be avoided at all costs in the future, especially once Tim really starts kicking butt down in the 1st.
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