Odd thing to fixate on. Or have you been chewed out by a judge, like in My Cousin Vinnie?
Your points are valid. I didn’t mean to suggest no mining effect, just that it was far, far short of what pro-mining forces and their media allies clearly hoped for.
I saw Brodkorb’s remarks, too. Of course he still has a major beef with a good deal of the MN GOP’s leadership. But I hope he’s right. That will be hugely demoralizing for Minnesota Republicans, if they win nothing this cycle.
This was shared on social media by Aaron Klemz:
How did Rebecca Otto do last night in CD8 and on the Range? After all, the conventional wisdom was that her no vote on state copper-nickel exploration leases and reasonable concerns about financial assurance for copper-nickel mining was political death in NE Minnesota, right?
- Otto won 75% of the vote in CD8, same as in CD1
– 80% of Duluth and 84% of Two Harbors voted for her
– 93% of Finland/Crystal Bay, the epicenter of the leasing issue, voted for Otto
- 66% of Hibbing, a town that was literally moved to make way for an iron mine voted for her
– 66% of Silver Bay, an iron mining company town with the “Rocky Taconite” statue voted for her
– Even in the heart of supposed “Dump Otto” territory, she came within 20 votes of winning a majority in Ely and the surrounding townships (Fall Lake, Eagles Nest, Stony River, and Morse)
– And she won majorities in Virginia (home of the Mesabi Daily News that endorsed Entenza), Mountain Iron (home to the largest taconite pelletizing operation in the U.S.), and Eveleth.
May have to do with low turnout and the favorites not seeing the need to campaign very hard at all. I don’t recall getting any Simon mailers.
You don’t agree with my suggestion, or you agree that the mining crowd isn’t as powerful as some think?
That is perplexing. I have no hypothesis. Dick Franson getting 25%?
I had no idea that “some little fellow” means Ruki.
I’m not a fan of crossover voting. Don’t do unto others, etc., you know. That being said, I think Seifert would have the best chance of putting up some kind of fight in the general, based on his name recognition throughout the state. So, any of the other three.
All that is is my gut feeling. Absolutely open to rebuttal.
No, they don’t. Because that would involve, among other things, growing up and admitting that they’re wrong and “the liberals” are right. The very tortures of the Inquisition would be more welcome than that.
I pulled what I used above from convenient sources. It’s possible the other candidates provide heartier fare in other places.
I couldn’t find out, online. This looks innocuous.
I doubt that he’s a hard-core, teacher-bashing corporate sellout. Probably somewhere in the middle of the continuum, on schools.
Apparently, earlier this month, the Mills campaign denied that he said what he says in the video.
I agree with this:
As a voter in MN-08, I’m likely influenced by having seen how the “DC insider who’s lost touch with his district” charge worked vs. Oberstar in 2010. It would seem that Kline and Paulsen, especially Kline, should be vulnerable on that.
A lot of web commenters are suggesting that this was mostly about immigration, but this claims otherwise, and makes a decent case if you ask me. It doesn’t mention crossover voting, either.
I just might do that. Thank you for commenting.
Making some entity put up cold, hard cash might cut into the size of Tony Hayward’s compensation package.
From Wikipedia: “Taylor was a Republican Minnesota State Senator from 1981 to 1990, serving as assistant minority leader from 1983 to 1985 and Minority Leader from 1985 to 1988.”
I’ve read elsewhere that politically, Taylor was particularly noted for virulent hatred of labor unions.
I’ve seen a range of opinion, on how much difference Glen’s Strib ownership will really make. I think a significant indicator may be whether Jon Tevlin is kept on board, in his current capacity.
I don’t think it’s just the forfeiture money. Plenty of cops are rednecks that hate weed, and the hippie degenerates that smoke it, like they hate sin.
Brodkorb (politics.mn) blogged about the GOP changing its convention schedule. It’s for real.
I got another copy of this same graphic in an email just now, except with the silver lettering changed to white. Much better. So someone over there must have figured it out.
Well, it could be that he’s waiting until after the election because he really is considering crushing it, despite overall public opinion. Or, he may be waiting to approve it, while avoiding causing environmentalists to sit this one out. Or neither. I don’t know.
That’s what showed up in my inbox. I would imagine they’ve had plenty of feedback similar to your comment.