February 10, 2005

Wither Minnesota's Senate Seat in 2006?

Being relatively new to Minnesota, I'm not that qualified to comment on its politics just yet, but the news that Mark Dayton, our freshman Democratic Senator, will not seek re-election in 2006 is disheartening.

His poll numbers have not been good, the reddening of the state is that pronounced. The state of Wellstone is becoming the state of Norm Coleman, bosom buddy to W.

Franken says he won't run for the seat in '06, leaving the field wide open on both the Democratic and Republican sides. I foresee a lot of money being spent by both national parties here in the next two years.

Minnesota in 2006 will be a bloodbath of a battleground, mark my words. I better steel myself for a *lot* of ads, push-polling, calls from campaigns and the like.

Posted by Jvstin at February 10, 2005 10:36 PM