Friday, February 24, 2006

 

MN Senate candidates

I'll admit that winning more seats in the State Senate isn't crucial for the DFL - but given that redistricting issues come up in 2010, and Minnesota's legislature takes care of that little issue, I wouldn't mind having a rock-solid two-thirds super-majority. So, in the spirit of my earlier post on the House, here are DFL candidates running in open seats or against Republican incumbent Senators:

04 - Mary Olson, Bemidji
25 - Jessica Peterson - Not sure about this one. No dates on the website
38 - Jim Carlson - Also not sure about this one - but pretty sure.
41 - Andrew Borene - We've heard about this guy before. This race should be a gimme given the positive press he's gotten. Solid website, and he's got a blog too...mmmm, blog.
42 - Carol Bomben, Eden Prairie. I've met her briefly and she's great.
48 - Mike Starr
53 - Sandy Rummel. Not sure, but it looks like she's running this year. Anyone from SD53?
62 - Alex Eaton. Another blog-based website. This is Wes Skoglund's district, and should be a keeper for the DFL, but if memory serves, there are more candidates in this race already than just Eaton.

So there you have it, folks. Eden Prairie is a somewhat tough spot, and Edina has a historic reputation as being a bit red at the polls, but both of those areas trended toward the DFL in the last election - I like Borene's and Bomben's chances. As with the House post, anyone who knows more about these candidates or has links to other candidates' websites, by all means, comment away.

Comments:
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Blogger anon95 said:
Apparently you didn't do a whole lot of research for this post.
 
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Blogger MN Campaign Report said:
I always appreciate your candor. What am I missing?
 
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Blogger lloydletta said:
There are 6 candidates in the SD 62 race. Scott Benson is a proven vote getter - and is the current City Council member in that area.

I don't have a sense of where the grass roots is going in that area. There was a candidate forum last week.
 
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Blogger lloydletta said:
Carol Bomben is a great candidate. I've met her several times at Minnesota Women's Political Caucus events.
 
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Blogger Deuce said:
You missed out on Mechanic's Union President Ted Ludwig who is a challenger for the endorsement in SD 25.

He's got a website up at ludwigforsenate.org
 
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