Skip to comments.Secretary of State Ritchie won't run again (MN)(WOO HOO!)
Posted on 06/04/2013 11:39:14 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who became a national figure during the Minnesota's heavily contested recounts, will call it quits after eight years managing the state's elections.
Ritchie, a Democrat best known for overseeing the nearly interminable 2008 U.S. Senate recount, said he would make "way for the next generation of talented leadership in the Office of the Secretary of State" at the end of this term.
The 61-year-old's announcement that he will not run for re-election will immediately set off a mad scramble for the Secretary of State's office among both Republicans and Democrats. Across the country, officials who oversee elections have increasingly been viewed as players in the political wars over who gets to vote and how.
"Is it uncomfortable to be the object of anger and controversy?" Ritchie said last year when he was again in the spotlight for electing the change the titles of two Republican-approved constitutional amendments. "Yes. But I'm very thick-skinned."
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Yeah... now that he successfully did his damage on behalf of Al Franken in 2008.
“Yeah...now that he successfully did his damage on behalf of Al Franken in 2008. A-hole.”
You’re really being too kind.
Why work when there’s a nice fat lifetime state pension ?
Probably got George Soreass to take the job and cut out the middleturd.
How’s he gonna dispose of all the “lost” Repulsican votes?
And Marx Dayton...
Worthless, pathetic liberal who helped Franken win his Senate seat. Of course they did it by cheating, but that’s the only way libs can win. I’m proud to be born and raised in South Dakota but have lived the past 15 years in Minnesota. It is time to leave, job be damned! The Twin Cities & Duluth are chocked full of liberals, moozlums and low information voters which are pawns and tools of the afor mentioned.
‘swhy we took our Yankee money and moved south.
Their buddy Keith Ellison is bringing in more muzzies from Africa faster than Gold’n Plump can hire.