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Race to replace MN's Dayton heating up

Sen. Mark Dayton (D-MN) announced earlier this year after serving only one term that ends in 2006.

On Tuesday, prominent Democrat Kelly Doran dropped out of the race so he can run for governor. This leaves Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar, children's safety advocate Patty Wetterling, and Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation president Ford Bell. On the Republican side, Congressman Mark Kennedy is running.

With 2006 shaping up to be an important election for Democrats, Minnesota is a crucial state to hold on to. It's hard to imagine this state having two Republican senators with Sen. Norm Coleman being the other.

Coleman may face a tough challenge of his own in 2008 with Al Franken having all but announced his candidacy.


At 9/22/2005 04:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Franken for Senate??
In the words of Sheriff Buford T. Justice, "what in the hell is this world coming to?"

How long before Sean Hannity throws his name in somewhere?

At 9/22/2005 08:56:00 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Hannity wouldn't want the pay cut. Franken, on the other hand, cares about the legacy of a guy like Paul Wellstone.


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