Thursday, January 20, 2005
Better get a new URLPosted by Tim Tagaris
Minnesota Senate 2006
Republicans have afixed a target on the back of US Senator Mark Dayton (D-MN). Dayton is a target in large part because he spent almost all of his personal wealth getting elected for the first time in 2000 and cannot afford to fund his own race again.
Until today, every indication was Congressman Mark Kennedy would do the honors.
Rep. Gil Gutknecht said Thursday he is considering running for U.S. Senate next year, putting his name on a list of potential Republican candidates that already includes fellow Minnesota Rep. Mark Kennedy. [...]
Gutknecht, who represents Rochester, said he didn't envision a primary battle with Kennedy. Instead, switching on a "Godfather" voice, Gutknecht said he hoped it would be settled "by a meeting of all the families" - state party leaders and Minnesota Republicans in Congress.
In any case, our friends over at Dayton v. Kennedy better consider getting a new URL. I just checked, it's available -- but I don't know how user friendly daytonvGutknecht.com is.
Didn't we just have this discussion?
Heh. You have no idea what heartburn this kind of thing gives Gary (founder of the blog Dayton v.Kennedy).
But I'm his recently added compatriot, and think it's great. Uncertainty is SO much more blogworthy. And we can always get a new URL if needed.
But I still haven't found any well-connected Minnesota Republican willing to bet even odds that Gutnecht will be the party's Senate nominee in 2006. That's not true when I ask about Kennedy.