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Duluth News Tribune and Other Papers Endorse Horner(I-Mn, Not Just Taking Democrat Votes)
wnmtradio.com ^ | October 18, 2010 | WMNTradio.com

Posted on 10/18/2010 10:59:10 AM PDT by Son House

With just over two weeks until Election Day, several Minnesota newspapers are endorsing the Independence Party's Tom Horner for governor. The Star Tribune's editorial board says Horner has the best chance to overcome partisan gridlock in St. Paul. The Forum of Fargo, the Duluth News Tribune and the Bemidji Pioneer also endorsed Horner Sunday. Polls have shown Horner well-behind both Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: cravaack; duluth; endorse; horner; oberstar; tribune
Seems the press doesn't even want to endorse the Democrat. The Independence party here went moderate, and now it's obvious they are mostly going to take votes and endorsements from the Democrats. The Republican Tom Emmer is a great candidate, and I don't think the others are even going to be close, well they did get Al Franken elected, but that was before everything really soured.
1 posted on 10/18/2010 10:59:15 AM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House

Even funnier, you know Republican Emmer’s got momentum, well the media bumbles for the lowest tier candidate;

Minnesota Newspapers Endorse Horner
http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/S1796051.shtml?cat=10335

The Star Tribune noted that it traditionally publishes its endorsement for governor closer to the election. The newspaper said it endorsed a week early “in order to speak directly” to Minnesotans who are concerned about supporting a third-party candidate trailing in the polls and fearful of electing a candidate they do not like.


2 posted on 10/18/2010 11:10:34 AM PDT by Son House (Democrats Starve The Private Sector, Yet Expect The Economy To Grow. The Recovery to Nowhere!)
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3 posted on 10/18/2010 11:15:10 AM PDT by MplsSteve (http://patandersonforauditor.com/)
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To: Son House

Any of these papers in Oberstar’s district? Any news on that race..


4 posted on 10/18/2010 11:18:03 AM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: Son House
Maybe someone who still lives in MN can explain why Target, (owned by the Daytons) gave money to Emmer.
5 posted on 10/18/2010 11:20:25 AM PDT by rideharddiefast
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To: ken5050

Duluth is in Jimmy Bikeshort’s district as is Star & Sickle


6 posted on 10/18/2010 11:29:57 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: ken5050

Duluth is part of that district. The race is tighter than might have been expected. A keyword search for “oberstar” turns up several recent articles.


7 posted on 10/18/2010 11:31:09 AM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Pork: The Other White Meat!" De facto motto of the late Robert Byrd)
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To: ken5050

Yes, the Duluth News Tribune in the heart of the 8th district (Oberstar’s). They also ran a big unpaid ad for Oberstar with a front page story on the $100,000,000 in stimulus money spend in the region.

No balancing story about the 1.2 trillion deficit Oberstar voted for.


8 posted on 10/18/2010 11:31:55 AM PDT by DManA
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To: rideharddiefast
Well, they know Dayton best. :-)

(Seriously, though, Target has shown an inclination to support pro-business candidates and causes, and there's hardly anyone more anti-business that the trust-fund Trotskyite, Dayton.)

9 posted on 10/18/2010 11:34:42 AM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Pork: The Other White Meat!" De facto motto of the late Robert Byrd)
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To: Son House
Isn't Minnesota the same state that gave us 'Independent' Jessee (the buffoon) Ventura?

Just wondering what's in the water in all those lakes?

10 posted on 10/18/2010 11:35:47 AM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (What I want for myself, I want for everyone else. -Samuel Milton)
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To: ken5050

Local papers in Oberstar’s 8th district are reporting that during the last reporting period he got only a single campaign donation from a resident. All other monies came from outside the district or outside the state.

A map of his district is at:

http://oberstar.house.gov/vertical/Sites/%7B4996AB1B-4519-41FB-B44F-F489B10DE20C%7D/uploads/%7BB7364156-8B95-442F-8506-723F6BF04D2D%7D_Web.jpg


11 posted on 10/18/2010 11:43:10 AM PDT by NelsTandberg
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To: rideharddiefast
Maybe someone who still lives in MN can explain why Target, (owned by the Daytons) gave money to Emmer.

Mark Dayton owns no Target stock and the Dayton family owns a tiny fraction of one percent. They have not had any control over Target for at least 30 years.

12 posted on 10/18/2010 11:45:29 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: The Citizen Soldier
Minnesota also gave the nation the clown, Franken.

Just wondering what's in the water in all those lakes?

I think those morons are too busy swatting mosquitoes to learn how to read and stuff.

13 posted on 10/18/2010 11:50:42 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Hunton Peck; rideharddiefast

Isn’t Mark Dayton’s assets just inherited wealth? Might be some lack of appreciation for the hard work that made that fortune. Now he may just a bored rich kid, like...


14 posted on 10/18/2010 12:34:10 PM PDT by Son House (Democrats Starve The Private Sector, Yet Expect The Economy To Grow. The Recovery to Nowhere!)
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To: The Citizen Soldier

Jesse Ventura was the ruin of the Independence party, the moderate turn that Ross Perot didn’t intend. Ventura also said in his book he supported a consumption tax, but did nothing to implement it, instead he handed back a tax rebate and kept high income tax rates, only cutting them by (1/2)% when he has a surplus that could have been a game changer.


15 posted on 10/18/2010 12:40:25 PM PDT by Son House (Democrats Starve The Private Sector, Yet Expect The Economy To Grow. The Recovery to Nowhere!)
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To: Son House

You would think Minnesotans learned their lesson about third party governors after electing Jesse Ventura.


16 posted on 10/18/2010 1:01:38 PM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: Son House
"Isn’t Mark Dayton’s assets just inherited wealth?"

I think that's true. He's kind of Minnesota's version of Patrick Kennedy and Jay Rockefeller.

17 posted on 10/18/2010 2:30:37 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Pork: The Other White Meat!" De facto motto of the late Robert Byrd)
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To: ken5050
I grew up in Pine City, where his ONLY in district contribution came from. Jane Robbins used to be the mayor. Maybe she owed him something.
18 posted on 10/18/2010 3:08:45 PM PDT by John D
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To: The Citizen Soldier
Isn't Minnesota the same state that gave us 'Independent' Jessee (the buffoon) Ventura?

Worse than that they gave us Al (the clown) Franken. My former county (Pine) is where they found the mysteriously missing votes that put him over.
19 posted on 10/18/2010 3:13:38 PM PDT by John D
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To: Prokopton
I had the same question. While I go back a couple of times a year, I left MN many years ago. Thank you
20 posted on 10/18/2010 3:16:39 PM PDT by John D
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To: The Citizen Soldier
Just wondering what's in the water in all those lakes?

Don't know, but be grateful that Michele Bachmann drinks it.

21 posted on 10/18/2010 5:56:30 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I’m in her district thank god.. I love voting FOR someone :)

Dayton is a idiot, but dulluth and the innercities will go for him. The I is a spoiler, Emmer should get some of the I’s votes but it might not be enough.


22 posted on 10/18/2010 6:06:53 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: cableguymn

Duluth will go for Dayton because of his running mate, former Duluth city councilor Yvonne Prettner Solon. There’s a huge groundswell around the area for Chip Cravaack, if signage is to be believed.

Dayton is stone-cold nuts. Thinking people know that. Once Cravaack destroys Jimmy Bikeshorts in tomorrow’s debate, all bets are off.


23 posted on 10/18/2010 6:09:05 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Lancey Howard

“I think those morons are too busy swatting mosquitoes to learn how to read and stuff.....”

Please do NOT taint everyone in Minnesota with the “Moron” label. After all, my congresswoman is Michele Bachmann!!!!!


24 posted on 10/18/2010 9:23:57 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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