Tuesday, July 27, 2010

There Will Be (Blue) Blood

Plutocrats spending lotsa money for a seat in St. Paul:

In what is shaping up as an extraordinarily expensive race for governor, Democrat Mark Dayton reported Tuesday that he has spent $3.2 million on his bid -- most of it his own money.

Dayton's report came a day after fellow Democrat Matt Entenza said he has spent $4 million on his campaign, tapping his wealth to fight for his party's nomination.

Dayton reported loaning his campaign $2.7 million this year, on top of the $570,000 he loaned it in 2009.

Entenza contributed roughly $3.6 million of his own money to the spending effort through a July 19 reporting deadline as he faces two main DFL contenders in an Aug. 10 primary. He contributed an additional $450,000 after the deadline.

These dudes are going to end up spending close to $8 million between them to convince a small percentage of the Minnesota electorate that they should be governor. Anyone really think that they'll both continue attacking Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin, but not each other?


Anonymous said...

Looks to me like the Dayton family is willing to spend a bundle to find Brave Sir Mark something to keep him busy.

Anonymous said...

After some consideration, I think I may understand why the foregoing is true.

I'll bet there isn't a single window sill with paint on it anywhere in the Dayton manse.....Dame Dayton must needs deplore the invasion of common trades people upon her peace and solitude to continually feed Sir Mark's appetite for chips.

Mr. D said...

I think the paint chip theory is exactly correct, Swiftee.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin were running for Minnesota Governor in this election!

Anonymous said...


Will there be a line item expenditure in Brave Sir Mark's campaign finance report for "Dry-aged paint chips"?


CousinDan 54915 said...

I find the DFL moniker humorous. All this spending to get the chance to get your ass kicked in November. Truly DFL as I knew it before I crossed the stateline via Mr. D's blog.

CousinDan 54915 said...

Or is Pat Paulson still on the ticket?

Anonymous said...

Sure why not?

Bike Bubba said...

I too find it hard to believe that Minnesota would vote for this guy, but he has been a senator before, and Minnesota did indeed elect Ventura and Franken. It would seem to refute the idea that we're a smarter than average state, to put it mildly.