The spring edition of our progressive-friendly political and public issues program includes sequences we taped at the Congressional 3, DFL Party Convention on May 3 in Brooklyn Park; my perspective of Eden Prairie’s recent Southwest Light Rail municipal consent hearing; Senator Al Franken’s heartfelt response to the passing of Jim Oberstar; a Mary Stanik commentary on Minnesota’s Sunday liquor store law and Eden Prairie’s Joan Howe-Pullis. The DFLer will face either GOP incumbent Jennifer Loon or Mrs. Loon’s right wing challenger, Sheila Kihne, to represent House District 48B, the south half of Eden Prairie.
Loon and Kihne will face off in a Republican primary. Loon, now a Deputy Minority Leader in the Minnesota House, was just one of four Republicans who voted for legalized same-sex marriage. Mrs. Kihne is reported by Politics.MN to have campaigned against legalized same-sex marriage. Eden Prairie progressive, first responder/scribes, Two Putt Tommy Johnson and Bill Lapadat will likely be writing about the formerly self-fashioned “Activist Next Door” blogger.
Mrs. Kihne has exhibited in your face, right-wing swagger over the years at Eden Prairie School Board, City and commission meetings and hearings. My Democratic Visions perspective on the light rail hearing in Eden Prairie includes sound bites of the self-confident, self-imvolved. wacky right edge of Eden Prairie politics. Mrs. Kihne is among them.
Jennifer Loon is reported by Minnesota Politics to have lined-up an all star team of GOP supporters and will not take the summer off. DFLer Joan Howe-Pullis is a first time office seeker but is no wallflower and is assembling a savvy, top-shelf, Eden Prairie campaign team.
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