Monday, January 30, 2006

That's fer shur 

Flash noted late Friday that Patty Wetterling has blown off Mike Hatch's overtures to be his running mate, and that she will run in the Sixth District Congressional race. This means she will break her promise to Ev Tinklenberg that she would not enter that race. I asked some DFL party people about this over the weekend and they confirmed it. They are using a "draft Patty" campaign including a rally here in St. Cloud yesterday afternoon. Theory goes: If she breaks the promise she will receive negative press, but it would fade rather quickly and not be a problem for her by the time the district convention arrives. Makes sense to me.

Same people confirm to me that Ciresi is in.