Dayton v. Kennedy

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

2/20/2005

While the Cat's Away...

I return to Minnesota to find a dramatically different political landscape. Gil Gutknecht seems intent on simultaneously running to the right of Kennedy on Social Security reform (to the right only in the sense that Kennedy has been remarkably cautions on the subject for several months) and also showing he can be an effective general election candidate by appealing to seniors.

Will it be effective? I wouldn't bet on it but it proves he is serious about making the race.

Meanwhile, Amy Klobuchar begins consolidating support among DFL activists -- the folks who ultimately choose who gets on the ballot. The same folks on the Republican side are firmly in Kennedy's camp making him the presumptive favorite.

But then you knew that thanks to Ringer and Doug. My thanks go out these guys for their yeoman's work on TBFKADVK in my absence. With their help we will continue to make this the premier destination (still have vacationspeak on the brain) for covering the 2006 U.S. Senate race in Minnesota from a Kennedy-centric point of view.

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