Barry Casselman told me this at lunch today and I hadn't heard about it. Now I've just seen an AP story cross and here it is:
A Democrat who served in all three branches of government gave
his backing Friday to Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's re-election
Sandy Keith, who served as a state senator, as lieutant governor
and as Supreme Court chief justice, said Pawlenty was taking
Minnesota in the right direction.
"During the past four years, he's shown courage and tenacity in
tackling tough economic issues and his efforts have brought our
state budget into balance," Keith said in a written statement.
Barry told me today, by the way, that Sandy Keith knows everything about every legislative race in the state. I'd love to spend some time with him next week. Maybe time and fortune will allow. That would be fun.
Sandy Keith hasn't acted like a Democrat for years. I don't know why people keep calling him one.
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