Posted at 8:15 AM on June 6, 2007
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
There will not be a digest today. I have the day off and I'll be on the golf course.
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, the DFLer who originally challenged Rep. Martin Sabo last year before Sabo retired, is now thinking about a run for U.S. Senate.
Nelson-Pallmeyer says he's launching an exploratory campaign with listening sessions around the state.
“It is too early to anoint a candidate,” Nelson-Pallmeyer says in a release. “What we need is a state-wide conversation about pressing problems and practical solutions.”
He joins Peter Agre and Jim Cohen in the DFL-exploratory mode. Al Franken, Mike Ciresi, Bob Olson and Dick Franson are in the race already hoping to face off against Norm Coleman next year.
Posted at 11:36 AM on June 6, 2007
by Tim Pugmire
Former state representative Jeff Johnson has announced his candidacy for the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.
The Republican from Plymouth will seek the seat being vacated by Commissioner Penny Steele. Johnson served three terms in the Minnesota House. Last year, Johnson was the Republican candidate for attorney general, losing to Democrat Lori Swanson.
In a news release, Johnson said he wants to continue Steele's legacy as a strong voice for fiscal discipline and accountability.