Tuesday, January 24, 2006

St. Cloud Times on Wetterling

Reporter Dave Aeikens, of the St. Cloud Times, was able to get a peek into the mind set of former US Senate Candidate Patty Wetterling.

Here are the Cliff Notes:

On Lt Governor:
Patty Wetterling . . . said Monday she has met with Attorney General Mike Hatch about being his running mate in the 2006 governor's race.
On the 6th:
she also is getting pressure from people in the 6th Congressional District to take another run at what is now an open seat. Kennedy is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

Elwyn Tinklenberg, a former mayor of Blaine and transportation commissioner, is the only declared Democrat. Tinklenberg, who opposes abortion rights, gay marriage and restrictions on guns, is more conservative than Wetterling.

Wetterling said she talked briefly with Tinklenberg on Saturday at a Democratic Party meeting and plans to meet with him again about the 6th District race.
and more:
"At this point, I am gathering information and taking a look at my life," Wetterling said.

She also would not rule out a run for Secretary of State against Republican Mary Kiffmeyer and said she has several offers for jobs in the private sector. She said she has not had a paycheck in 2½ years.
I am sure there isn't a Vegas line out there, but you would think the smart money is on Lt. Governor. We'll know sooner, rather then later. Just a hunch.


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