Dayton v. Kennedy

Returning Senator Mark Dayton to the Ranks of the Idle Rich in 2006

1/04/2005

The Coming DFL Fratricide?

Hat tip, once again, to Minnesota Democrats Exposed for not one but two posts on a possible Mike Hatch intraparty challenge to Mark Dayton. MNDemsEx points out that Hatch has tried this path to power on two other occasions -- both without success. Will the third time be the charm?

DvK does not discount the threat since Hatch may correctly surmise that challenging the popular Pawlenty would be a fool's errand. If ambition forces his hand, Hatch would be less imprudent to challenge Dayton. Nevertheless, the Senator will "wave the bloody shirt" as Wellstone's protege and likely secure renomination.

Even so, the family feud will leave certain Republican nominee Kennedy in an enviable position for the fall 2006 general election as he faces a Dayton depleted of his already meager financial resources.

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