Friday, September 25, 2015

Caucus for Carly

Carly Fiorina
The fall season brings more than leaf raking, homecoming, and Honeycrisp apples. Senate District gala season is upon us (don't forget to register for the SD44 event on October 8), and a key leadership team that includes several west metro politicos has been announced for the 2016 presidential race.

As reported by Tom Scheck of Minnesota Public Radio, "Twenty-one people across Minnesota have been announced as members of a leadership team supporting Carly Fiorina as she runs for president." The group is co-chaired by state Sen. David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) and conservative activist Molly Corrigan Cronin.

West metro activists will perk up when they read further down the roster, released by the CARLY for America "super PAC." Among the names:
  • State Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake)
  • Mike McFadden, U.S. Senate candidate in 2014
  • Judy Johnson, Plymouth city council member
  • Randy Gilbert, former mayor of Long Lake and state auditor candidate
  • David Strom, conservative activist and commentator
  • Margaret Martin, Taxpayers League of Minnesota, and administrator of the True North blog, of which North Star Liberty is a contributor
The 2016 elections are over a year away, but the political parties will endorse candidates first. The parties endorse candidates through primary elections and, in Minnesota, at the precinct caucuses and conventions at the state Senate district, U.S. Congressional district, and state levels. Minnesota's precinct caucuses will be held on Tuesday, March 1. That leaves only six months for this team, and teams like them for the other candidates, to reach out and touch delegates and activists for their votes. As sure as fall colors and pumpkin pie, campaign season is upon us.