Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Thoughts on LT-Gov
MN Publius has some interesting thoughts on the Lieutenant Governor position, and who DFL candidates will choose as their running mates. I'm not sure I agree, however, that incumbency is a drag on legislator-candidates - neither Steve Kelley nor Becky Lourey is an incumbent governor, remember. Perhaps incumbency is a problem for those running for their own seats, but attempting to move up in state government is a whole new ballgame. In the court of public opinion, I think the message for whoever gets the nomination is that they are stepping up to the plate to take on what they see as a failed Pawlenty administration.