Inside Minnesota Politics
gives GOP Primary challenger Sue Jeffers
a chance to speak in their most recent podcast about her candidacy and agenda, and notes that she was denied a chance to speak at the GOP convention.
Sue did a great job campaigning face to face in the Minnesota State Fair, where she had a booth, and also recently was heard at the Humphrey Institute's forum which was broadcast on MPR's Middday and is now available online in their streaming media archives
To completely discount Sue Jeffers right now would be a mistake for both the mainstream media and the GOP incumbent. Pawlenty should have to debate her, as Hatch should also have to debate Sen. Becky Lourey
, or the voters should sanction both Pawlenty and Hatch for denying them the chance to become fully informed about where the endorsed candidates really stand (hint- they stand together on the issues).
An article in the Minnesota Women's Press
which highlights several women running for office studies gubenatorial candidate Becky Lourey, but does not even mention Sue Jeffers.
In the DFL gubernatorial primary, State Sen. Becky Lourey faces endorsee Mike Hatch, who was first elected attorney general in 1998-after he defeated Ember Reichgott Junge, the DFL endorsee for that post, in the 1998 primary election.
Obviously, party endorsement doesn't always mean victory in a primary. But most candidates still seek it vigorously, because along with a certain amount of credibility, the endorsement brings campaign volunteers, cash and access to the party's coordinated get-out-the-vote efforts, such as the sample ballot.
Candidates who agree to abide by the endorsement usually score points with the party faithful. Lourey sought DFL endorsement but did not promise to exit the race if another candidate received delegates' approval. Neither did Mike Hatch; only State Sen. Steve Kelley (who is now DFL-endorsed for attorney general) took that vow. In her race, Reichgott Junge said from the start that she would run in the Sept. 12 DFL primary, no matter who was endorsed by her party.
Sue Jeffers has a Myspace profile: http://www.myspace.com/suejeffersforgov
Myspace and other social networking sites are heating up with informative comments about the upcoming September 12th primary and endorsements of specific candidates, especially Senator Becky Lourey for Governor. Here two of hundreds of similar Myspace blog posts:Nalu Girl - Fighting political apathy one primary at a time: Vote Sept 12th erin - Who are YOU voting for in the September 12th primary?
Have you added a link to your favorite MN Governor candidate to your Myspace profile or Myspace blog yet?
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