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Friday, March 17, 2006

Huge sucking sound in 5th district

That huge sucking sound coming from the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota was heard as soon as Martin Olav Sabo announced he would not seek reelection to his seat and will retire. It was written long ago in stone that the only ways Sabo would be replaced were if he retired or if he were struck by lightning. But I think that even if he were to fall victim to the latter, they would still use his glowing body as a novelty sign to illuminate Calhoun Square's facade.

I live in the heart of Uptown. This is Sabo Country. Throw a stone in any direction and you'll hit a DFLer for Sabo. (And no, I am not advocating you do so.) As First Ringer explains, the DFL has no reason to fear that the 5th District will fall to anyone else but the Democrats. Many liberal candidates will vie for this coveted seat in the legislature. One of them shall win.

So what can the Republicans possibly gain from this disturbance in The Force? We can only watch and learn and feint and test. This is going to be quite interesting to students of politics.


  • At 1:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This should be interesting. What a great time to be involved in politics in Mpls.

  • At 1:59 PM, Blogger Douglas said…

    Perhaps my colleague Jack Nelson-Pallmayer will obtain the DFL endorsement.

  • At 9:00 PM, Blogger pinkmonkeybird said…

    I guess I shouldn't be surprised of what I heard today at my Senate District convention; that a Republican CAN win the 5th and that we need to roll up our sleeves and work hard to make it happen.
    This is in direct opposition to my sentiment of this posting, in which I basically say that such a win is unrealistic.
    Naturally, I want to believe that the 5th can better represent me and others who are not liberals. I'll be exploring this possibility in this blog.

  • At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It’s ironic that our chances may actually be better, now that Sabo is retiring.

    Mpls. is so liberal, the DFL and Green Party could split Sabo’s vote with 33% each. This could lead to a win for the GOP with just 34% of the vote.

    Thank you Sabo!


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