Monday, October 10, 2005

Parties endorse candidates for state Senate

In the special election for the Minnesota Senate seat being vacated by David Gaither, whom Gov. Pawlenty named his new chief of staff, Terri Bonoff won the DFL endorsement, and Plymouth Mayor Judy Johnson won the Republican endorsement, at party endorsing conventions last Saturday.

Since the Patty Wetterling entry into the U.S. Senate race seems to have pushed this story off the Star Tribune front page, check out Lloydletta's Nooz for the details. (This delegate was a no-show due to being on my son's Boy Scout camping trip over the weekend.) Blogger Eva Young noted the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and the lack of fire and brimstone from the "Leviticus Crowd" at the Republican SD 43 endorsing convention. I wonder if the F--- Bush/Michael Moore/Cindy Sheehan Crowd was at the DFL endorsing convention. My guess is no, that's more of a Minneapolis deal, even in the Blue precincts of the Gold Coast.

In other SD 43 news, the #4 Wayzata football team thrashed crosstown rival Armstrong 49-7, with quarterback Ben Gaither (yes, that Gaither) passing for 222 yards and four touchdowns. With the Gophers bringing the Little Brown Jug back to Minnesota from Ann Arbor, it was a big football weekend.

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