i don’t think i can even count that high
Well in this story here it looks like one of the Republican candidates for governor of Minnesota might be stepping out of the race. That’s too bad, Pat Anderson was on my short list of favorites after I saw them all in September at debates in the Cities. But never fail, since we in the GOP love competition so very much we’ve gained one as well!
I’m not sure what I think of Bob Carney, the new moderate-leaning entry into the race. I’m a strong conservative-libertarian, and the knee-jerk reaction to hearing “moderate” is a feeling of distaste, but maybe that’s what will capture Minnesota. We’ll see.
“I think that the Republican Party needs to move in a more moderate and progressive direction, and it needs to be challenged on that,” Carney said. “I think I’ve got some ideas that are going to be appealing to a lot of people, including people who have left the Republican Party, and people who are independents.”
In other news, the party favorite Rep. Marty Seifert raised over $262,000 last year, with Tom Emmer coming in second with $115,000. I met all the Republican candidates in September, and Rep. Seifert didn’t really strike me as a communicator like Pawlenty, but we’ll see. I am a big fan of his positions on a lot of issues though, I’m just not sure if he has the charisma to win over more than Minnesota’s party base.
There’s your dose of Minnesota Republican politics for the day, enjoy!
Have it good,
2 Comments »