Minnesota Governor Election 2018

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Re: MN State Senate and House Elections 2016

Postby Tiller » November 19th, 2016, 2:24 pm

Rebecca Otto may run for Governor. Apparently Dayton and Carlson were also State Auditors turned Governors?

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Re: MN State Senate and House Elections 2016

Postby amiller92 » November 21st, 2016, 10:00 am

Tiller wrote:Rebecca Otto may run for Governor. Apparently Dayton and Carlson were also State Auditors turned Governors?
They were, but Dayton also served in the Senate in between.

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Re: MN State Senate and House Elections 2016

Postby EOst » November 21st, 2016, 10:47 am

Granted, he was also named one of America's worst senators.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby matt91486 » November 22nd, 2016, 2:55 am

Walz could potentially be a good governor, but it would involve the Democrats sacrificing that house seat, in all likelihood.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby Silophant » November 22nd, 2016, 9:23 am

Probably, but idk. If 2018 is enough of a wave election to actually flip the House, the MN-1 will probably go with it. And if it's not... keeping the Governor's mansion in Dem hands through 2022 is more important than one minority seat in the House.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby xandrex » December 13th, 2016, 11:21 am

To nobody's surprise...Coleman is in.

http://www.startribune.com/next-governo ... 406292046/

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby twincitizen » December 13th, 2016, 12:07 pm

Does anyone else feel like he is exactly the wrong kind of DFL candidate in the current political climate?

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby grant1simons2 » December 13th, 2016, 12:11 pm

Yes. Hope he doesn't make it very far.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby LakeCharles » December 13th, 2016, 12:58 pm

When would he be a good candidate? He seems underwhelming on all fronts.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby VAStationDude » December 13th, 2016, 1:10 pm

He wouldn't be a good candidate. A bland big city dfler with an easily demagogued record would lose. If Emmer hadn't sought more lenient drunk driving punishment as a legislator or committed a horrible minimum wage gaff, he would have likely beaten Dayton in a more dfl friendly 2010 race. Dayton had eight years of Pawlenty and a horrible fiscal situation to run against. Coleman's appeal and message are...? He could argue the state has let homeowners down though that would be more effectively done by a candidate from rural Minnesota.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby mattaudio » December 13th, 2016, 1:23 pm

When I think of Chris Coleman, I think of disappearing during the biggest event your city has ever seen, so you can't be responsible for the atrocities taking place at the hands of your city employees. Remember "Weaponized Urine" claim during the RNC?

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby twincitizen » December 13th, 2016, 2:03 pm

I hope he doesn't crowd out Erin Murphy, causing an early exit for her. Not that she's perfect or even great, but she certainly gives the DFL a better chance than Coleman or Tina Smith. It's absurd that people are announcing for this race already... we are still months away from caucuses for the 2017 municipal races and the 2018 governor's race is already heating up. I'm guessing Daudt will announce after the session is over in May.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby bivaly » December 14th, 2016, 8:22 am

https://www.minnpost.com/community-voic ... nor-s-race

Klobuchar's people are getting the word out.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby EOst » December 14th, 2016, 9:04 am

Of the candidates mentioned so far, I think Klobuchar is probably the best. High approval ratings statewide, broad respect from her Senate colleagues, and it dovetails nicely with her quite obvious presidential ambitions.

Would she clear the field? I can't imagine Coleman wanting to be in the Senate.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby twincitizen » December 14th, 2016, 9:40 am

She'd be up for re-election to the Senate in 2018 too. If she's truly interested in running for President in 2020, I don't think serving as Governor for 2 years helps her that much. I think she'll likely face an easier opponent running for Senate again. For Governor, the GOP candidates are more likely to be well known. Look at the past two GOP Senate candidates...Kurt Bills and Mike McFadden...whoops. Who'd run for Senate? David Hann? Keith Downey? Another wealthy person with zero government experience?

I guess I don't see how running for a different job and then serving two years as Governor helps her run for President. If Klobuchar gets in the Governor's race and wins, I think she keeps the job and puts her Presidential ambitions aside.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby EOst » December 14th, 2016, 11:21 am

It's not about the presidency in 2020, it's the VP slot or 2024.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby bivaly » December 14th, 2016, 12:55 pm

She wants executive experience and that's what the governor's mansion would give her. Either way, she'll have just gotten (re)elected in 2018 and then need to immediately start campaigning.

But as for our state, I think Klobuchar probably provides us with the best chance of retaining the executive branch. Unless Don Ness decides to run. I think Klobuchar is a lackluster moderate that treats her staff terribly, but at least she'd prevent MN from becoming under unified GOP rule.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby twincitizen » December 14th, 2016, 1:26 pm

I (already) forgot about Don Ness. That would be awesome if he got in the Gov race. Or fellow Duluthian, Roger Reinert.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby David Greene » December 14th, 2016, 4:48 pm

I'd totally go for Don Ness. If Klobuchar runs a lot of people are going to be holding noses. But they will because they understand what's at stake.

We have to hold the Governor's office for redistricting purposes.

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Re: Minnesota Governor Election 2018

Postby MNdible » December 14th, 2016, 10:03 pm

There might be a lot of people at the caucuses who wouldn't be happy voting for Klobuchar, but that's just another reminder that they're not at all representative of the general election voting population.


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