Saturday, June 21, 2008

Go Big El!

No vote splitting in the 6th:
In the Sixth District race, where Tinklenberg is challenging Republican incumbent Michele Bachmann, a wide majority of delegates at the party's state convention passed on a party member, which is not unprecedented, said party chair Craig Swaggert.

"It happens from time to time," he said. "We tend to want to support good candidates and Tinklenberg was much more in line with our platform and beliefs than the Republican."
Now let's be clear, the 6th is about as red a district there is in Mineesota. Bachmann is the safest GOP Congress Person in the state. But Tinklenberg is as close a match as the DFL, and now Independence Party, can find for that district. Without an IP vote Split, this is a 50/50 district. Now, with enough money, and an open minded constituency, this is about as close as Minnesota may ever get at a chance of turning all the CDs blue.


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