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Thursday, August 25, 2005

48th CD Race.....Minnesota 1998 Governors Race All Over Again

A lot can happen between now and Oct 4th, the date of the special election primary. I foresee a scenario playing out not to dissimilar of what happened in the race for the Minnesota governor back in 1998. Jesse Ventura ran as an independent outsider. He threaded the needle, running a picture perfect race. Jim Gilchrist is going to have to hope for something similar to this. He has a lot of things working for him and some things working against him. My opinion is that the public is so frustrated by the total refusal of the major parties to deal with illegal immigration that a plurality of them will pull together and vote Jim into office with a mandate to shake things up back in DC.

2 Comments:

  • At 6:32 PM, Anonymous Frustrated in Garden Grove said…

    Allan,
    Since Jim is going to make the run-off, he needs to save all the money he raises and not be tempted to spend it in the primary. Campbell can't win outright with 17 names on the ballot, so the general election is where the real fight will be.

    Frustrated in Garden Grove

     
  • At 11:36 AM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    I agree with you to a point. It would actually be better to face Marilyn Brewer in the general election than Campbell in my opinion. If Campbell loses the primary, I know for a fact that a lot of his support will go to jim Gilchrist. So do we Gilchrist supporters try to help Brewer out now to help her beat Campbell in the primary? From a strategery point of view i think it makes sense for some of Gilchrist supports to vote Brewer in the primary. Luclily I don't make those political decisions.

     

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