- The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll came out yesterday and I'm actually surprised that Tom Emmer didn't come up with a polling number of about 4%, considering the millions that Mark Dayton, Matt Entenza and the rest of the exceptionally well-heeled DFL operatives have spent on demonizing him. The primary will be over in 8 days and there will be a short respite on the attacks. Emmer will go to the State Fair and start meeting people. Let's not worry too much about the polling right now.
- It's been astonishing to see how much money Entenza has been willing to spend on this campaign. Paul Demko at Politics in Minnesota provides some details. I remain certain that Entenza will start attacking Dayton soon -- you don't spend over $4 million of your personal fortune (well, his wife's personal fortune) to finish second, or third, in the primary.
- Okay, it's juvenile to mention this, but I am amused by what Luke Hellier at MDE happened to catch in last night's debate among the DFL luminaries. I guess mining is an important issue in the race and this was some sort of secret coded language that Mark Dayton used to show his solidarity with Iron Range voters.
- I also see that the Strib will be making an endorsement in the SD50 race this week. It would be a shock if they don't endorse Barb Goodwin over Satveer Chaudhary. I would simply remind all voters in SD50 that if you want reform, you don't simply switch out another candidate from the same party. If you want to see things change for the better, you need to vote for Gina Bauman.
Monday, August 02, 2010
Lightning Round - 080210
The rumble in the distance can only mean one thing.