According to Brad Swenson (political editor at a local newspaper), The Minnesota GOP
will be reconvening its Senate District 2 convention to endorse a previously-run candidate for my area's State Senate seat. It has previously endorsed Doug Lindgren in the race for the 2B district, against DFL incumbent Brita Sailer
. The GOP has not yet found a candidate to endorse vs. 2A DFL incumbent Kent Eken. Personally, I think we need a new State Senator in SD2, but I haven't yet seen any good candidates interested in running versus Skoe in a DFL primary, and there is not any sign of a Green or Independent candidate either. Michael Meuers and Ted Fiskevold obstructed and dissuaded former Green Party vice presidential candidate Winona LaDuke from considering a bid for the DFL party endorsement in this district, and I think that justifies any primary bid in this district on this level, and undermines the Hatch and Klobuchar convention endorsements as well (Meuers and Fiskevold were vocal Hatch/Klobuchar supporters, inclined to unfairly manipulate processes and opinions to deliver Hatch/Klobuchar delegates from our area - the DFL's State Constitution & By-Laws committee has introduced some reforms to address abuse by SD chairs in endorsing candidates at their unit level - Meuers was SD 4 chair earlier this cycle).
A brief quote from the article:
Booth to challenge Skoe in Senate 2
Brad Swenson Bemidji Pioneer
Published Sunday, June 18, 2006
In a rematch of 2002, Gonvick farmer and former Marine Steve Booth will this fall challenge Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook.
Booth plans on securing the Republican endorsement to stymie Skoe’s effort at winning a second term when Senate District 2 Republicans hold their endorsing convention 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fosston Civic Center.
There is more available online at the Bemidji Pioneer
, but registration is required, and eventually archived articles are only available after paying a fee to read each article. Because of these difficulties in linking directly to their articles, I try not to refer to articles from this source.
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