Posted at 8:45 AM on May 5, 2006
by Bob Collins
..for the congressional district conventions. Tom Scheck is covering the 5th. Tim Pugmire is covering the 6th. Since I expect both to be long, multiple-ballot affairs, I doubt I'll have the audio and the obligatory -- if not interesting -- picture of the losers embracing the winners until Sunday. Of course, on Sunday a guy is flying in to Lake Elmo to show me his company's cockpit intercom system (among my other hobbies is a weekly newsletter for experimental airplane builders, and I guess he thinks a mention in it would lead to more sales), so I'm not sure how all the timing is going to work out yet.
Then there's the lawn in the back yard still calling my name...
update 10:29 a.m. If you're live blogging from any of the conventions, please e-mail me and I'll put a list together.
Former Sen. Rod Grams has made his bid for 8th Congressional District official, announcing he'll be seeking the GOP endorsement. The convention starts at 9 on Saturday at the Breezy Point convention center.
Rep. Patrick Kennedy will enter rehab for
addiction to prescription pain medication Friday evening after a
highly publicized car crash near the Capitol.
Kennedy, D-R.I., plans to seek treatment at the Mayo Clinic in
Sites that are live blogging (or sort of live blogging) events at the various district conventions this weekend.
Minnesota Campaign Report
Almost on the Range
Posted at 2:51 PM on May 5, 2006
by Bob Collins
Some of the unsung heroes of political news in Minnesota have just got to be the folks up at the Capitol who put Session Weekly together. It's a darned fine read, the articles are well written and the photography is first rate.
Looking through this week's issue, I was fascinated by a profile on Rev. Lonnie Titus, the chaplain of the House.
"I never see the members as Republican or Democrat, they're just people, friends of mine. Whenever they go through a time time, I immediately feel the call to stand alongside and ask, 'How can I help?"
It's on page 20.