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riverwalker

(8,694 posts)
Thu Jun 21, 2018, 09:00 AM Jun 2018

What is with CD-06?

For 20 years I’ve wanted to flip this seat. Patty Wetterling, El Tinklinberg, Jim Graves all lost to GOP Bachman or Emmer. Does GOP run stealth candidates as DFL to keep it red? Am I being paranoid? Now the only “DFL” opponent to Tom Emmer is Ian Todd and it seems he’s not even trying. I’ve written to him about his lukewarm candidacy and got a vague response. I wish Al Franken would run, but that’s a fantasy.
Frustrating, with the right candidate it could be blue again.

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What is with CD-06? (Original Post) riverwalker Jun 2018 OP
I dunno, the way it's drawn up, it would be very hard for a Dem to win there. trotsky Jun 2018 #1
He's not even trying riverwalker Jun 2018 #2
It looks like he's totally new to the game. Scoopster Jun 2018 #3
Don't forget Tarryl Clark geardaddy Jun 2018 #4
That's right , I forgot Clark riverwalker Jun 2018 #7
It's the craziest ditrict in the nation. Scruffy1 Jun 2018 #5
Guess it's just going to stay red riverwalker Jun 2018 #6
Good interview with Todd riverwalker Jul 2018 #8

trotsky

(49,533 posts)
1. I dunno, the way it's drawn up, it would be very hard for a Dem to win there.
Thu Jun 21, 2018, 09:03 AM
Jun 2018

But we've come tantalizingly close.

riverwalker

(8,694 posts)
2. He's not even trying
Thu Jun 21, 2018, 09:20 AM
Jun 2018

Todd only has 400 followers on Twitter and won’t get a verified check mark so people know he is the real candidate. I have more followers than him and I’m nobody. Not running in the most critical mid-term election in years. He hasn’t Tweeted in 6 days, essentially no SM presence at all. Emmer is basically running unopposed, which explains all his sucking up to Trump in Duluth. Ugggh

Scoopster

(423 posts)
3. It looks like he's totally new to the game.
Thu Jun 21, 2018, 09:41 AM
Jun 2018

I dropped him a follow on Twitter but it doesn't like he uses it as often as he should be. Ballotpedia doesn't have any information about him either.

geardaddy

(24,992 posts)
4. Don't forget Tarryl Clark
Thu Jun 21, 2018, 10:18 AM
Jun 2018

I think Jim Graves is actually a closet Republican. He's ruining Uptown with crappy building projects like the Moxy hotel http://moxy-hotels.marriott.com/hotels/minneapolis-uptown.

It's also gerrymandered up the wazoo, which helps keep right-wingers in power.

riverwalker

(8,694 posts)
7. That's right , I forgot Clark
Thu Jun 21, 2018, 08:21 PM
Jun 2018

I met Patty Wetterling when she ran against Michelle Bachman. She was campaigning with Elizabeth Edwards and I shook both their hands. Amazing women, both of them.

Scruffy1

(3,273 posts)
5. It's the craziest ditrict in the nation.
Thu Jun 21, 2018, 10:28 AM
Jun 2018

I live about a mile from the border and Elison is my congressman. He usually gets over 75% of the vote. If you combined the the fifth and the sixth the majority would be Democratic. If they get a good candidate the seat could be won, but it's an uphill battle and it seems like the only hope is that the incumbment really screws up. It's one of the worst gerrymandered districts in the country.

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