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Friday, October 28, 2005

Randy Kelly Slammed in Latest Poll

Posted by Bob Brigham

In 2004, St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly made an ass out of himself when he endorsed George Bush. The voters seem to remember:

Former City Council Member Chris Coleman has amassed a commanding lead in the St. Paul mayor's race, opening a 61 percent to 28 percent advantage over incumbent Randy Kelly, according to a poll conducted this week for the Pioneer Press.

The numbers represent an even bigger hurdle for Kelly than the results of the Sept. 13 primary election, when Coleman finished a surprisingly strong first with 50 percent of the vote, nearly twice the mayor's total.

The poll, conducted Tuesday and Wednesday by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, consisted of telephone interviews of 400 registered St. Paul voters who say they plan to cast a ballot in the Nov. 8 general election. The survey has a margin of error of 5 percentage points.

Although respondents expressed general satisfaction with the way the city is being run, they clearly were swayed by Kelly's endorsement of Republican President Bush in August 2004. Nearly three in five — 57 percent — said it made them less likely to vote for Kelly. Only 10 percent said it would make them more likely to vote for the incumbent mayor.

Go help out Chris Coleman.

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Kelly was gonna lose no matter what after aligning himself with George Bush, but the arrogant and self-absorbed manner in which he's run his campaign has only harmed his cause. Case in point: he called in the media for a "major press conference" in which he simply scolded St. Paul voters for "taking out their anger on him." Coleman has handled every desperate plea from Kelly pitch-perfectly, consistently reinforcing the widely-known reality that Kelly is on the ropes. You can be assured that once Kelly loses, this "proud lifelong Democrat" will have the ready shoulders of Tim Pawlenty and Norm Coleman to cry on.

Posted by: Mark [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 28, 2005 07:23 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

And in NYC, Democrats line up to kiss the Republican mayor's ass. Pathetic.

Posted by: DavidNYC [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 30, 2005 02:22 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment