Dayton v. Kennedy

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

2/26/2005

Mark Kennedy, Prophet

As First Ringer noted from the campaign trail yesterday:

Kennedy slightly grouses that she’ll (Wetterling) probably get better coverage from the Star Tribune than his actual announcement---a below-the-fold article in the Metro section.


From today's front page of the Strib:

Patty Wetterling, a well-known children's advocate who lost last fall to Republican Mark Kennedy in the Sixth, announced an exploratory candidacy for the seat that will be vacated by Sen. Mark Dayton, D-Minn. Kennedy has already entered that race. Wetterling was thought by some to have a lock on another Sixth District DFL nomination, a move she hasn't yet ruled out. But in a statement Friday, she said Dayton's decision not to seek reelection caught her off-guard and prompted her to consider a Senate bid.

"In the upcoming weeks I will form an exploratory committee to further look into this option," she said. "My focus, as always, is to determine where I can best advocate for children and families."


Then again, I think we all could have predicted that...

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