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Minnesota Secretary of State

Postby Steve Holt » June 4th, 2013, 1:24 pm

Ritchie will not run again:
http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013 ... _state.php

Rachel Larson Bohman (formerly Rachel Smith), who previously headed up Anoka and Hennepin County elections, has announced that she is running. Personally, I previously worked with her at Hennepin County and can say she is a 100% class act. She's a total professional and has my support.

Apparently Reps Pat Garofalo and Steve Simon are also considering jumping in the race.

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby David Greene » June 4th, 2013, 1:27 pm

Simon would be a good choice too, I think. He's worked on a lot of election issues over the years.

Garofalo = frightening

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby gpete » June 4th, 2013, 2:02 pm

And Rep. Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) and Sen. Roger Reinert (DFL-Duluth) rumored to be "considering it."

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby gpete » June 4th, 2013, 2:35 pm

And former Rep. Jeremy Kalin (DFL-Circle Pines) and Sen. Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove) and Rep. Joyce Peppin (R-Rogers).

Expect a TON of DFLers to enter this race. Very few statewide offices are open right now, so the ambitious-types have nothing to run for. SOS suddenly looks appealing to many of them.

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby Steve Holt » June 4th, 2013, 2:40 pm

Eeek.

I like Rachel because she really isn't that partisan and has actually worked with election administration first hand. I would hate for it to go to a relatively high profile legislator simply because they have the ability to fundraise.

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby fehler » June 5th, 2013, 11:30 am

Those seem to be the only two types that run for SoS and AG (and State Auditor). Wonks who nobody knows that'd do a good job, and careerists wanting a higher profile for eventual Governor/US Senator run.

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby nasa35 » June 5th, 2013, 3:37 pm

thank goodness he is leaving. Nothing worse than a crook over-seeing elections.

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby FISHMANPET » June 5th, 2013, 4:08 pm

Are you going to back that rather audacious claim up with any facts, or should we just trust you on it?

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby nasa35 » June 5th, 2013, 6:22 pm

FISHMANPET wrote:Are you going to back that rather audacious claim up with any facts, or should we just trust you on it?
If you were following the elections on his watch you wouldn't need to answer that.

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby FISHMANPET » June 5th, 2013, 6:24 pm

Soooo, that's a no?

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby Steve Holt » June 14th, 2013, 7:35 am

Garofalo is out of the running

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby Steve Holt » June 25th, 2013, 11:39 am

Winkler says he is no longer considering and won't be running. Unclear if its related to the "uncle tom" business.

Rep. Hilstom, however, is:
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/displa ... -hillstrom

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby twincitizen » June 25th, 2013, 1:48 pm

Winkler is certainly ambitious and outspoken, but I never thought he was too serious about a run. It's tough for a current Representative to run because they would have to give up their seat in the legislature. In contrast, a State Senator or former legislator has nothing to lose. Hilstrom is the exception I guess, in that she's been in the House for a long time (14 yrs!) and is ready to put it on the line to move up. Winkler on the other hand would have been a young, ambitious, well-liked Democrat with nowhere to go if he lost.

I don't find his statement all that offensive. Risky, yes, perhaps ill-advised because people are all so super-sensitive, but not really offensive or worthy of apology.

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby QuietBlue » June 25th, 2013, 2:34 pm

twincitizen wrote:I don't find his statement all that offensive. Risky, yes, perhaps ill-advised because people are all so super-sensitive, but not really offensive or worthy of apology.
I'm sorry, but what? He used a racist term, plain and simple. How exactly is that not offensive?

I respect what Winkler's done in the past, but what he did today is not remotely okay.

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby mattaudio » June 25th, 2013, 3:02 pm

I bet if you ask people, 9 out of 10 would have no clue that what he said was "offensive."

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby Viktor Vaughn » June 25th, 2013, 3:10 pm

Hmmm... I agree with Twincitizen. Kind of a risky thing for a (white) politician to say, but could you really think of a more poignant way to describe Clarence Thomas?

If the shoe fits...

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby Steve Holt » July 9th, 2013, 1:02 pm

Fmr Rep Jeremy Kalin is in. Surprises me, I had sort of assumed he'd given up on politics for good.

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby Steve Holt » August 2nd, 2013, 1:23 pm

Aaaand Rachel Larson Bohman has dropped out. Not clear why. Disappointing.

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Re: MN Secretary of State Election

Postby MNdible » August 2nd, 2013, 1:52 pm

STEVE HOLT!

(Sorry, I've been wanting to do that for a while.)

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