Lori Sturdevant: New faces in DFL Party?

  • Article by: LORI STURDEVANT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 27, 2012 - 7:33 PM

Possible agents of change -- provided they win -- come from the suburbs.

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ginny6Oct. 27, 1211:51 PM

Taxes need to be increased on the upper tier.

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maddyinmplsOct. 27, 1211:59 PM

The problem with looking to Klobuchar for leadership is that she does small things. Sure, those consumer things are important, but not as important as solving the huge issues that face the country. Thinking small will keep Klobuchar elected, but it's not leadership for the country.

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reidm66Oct. 28, 1212:06 AM

My comments. . This article should be rewritten without the ? in the headline and the goofy references to Governor Dayton. There have always been good women candidates in the DFL and Governor Dayton will be very happy if these women succeed. Rethink "data-driven empricists" too, as the compound adjective adds nothing to the noun. Further, any empiricist would give some consideration to raising the top rate.

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erikj3Oct. 28, 12 2:55 AM

Ahh, moderation. The middle. Where we all meet and sing Kumbaya together while holding hands. The other side (Republicans, on ALL levels) is playing for keeps and Dems think that moving to the middle is the best strategy. Charlie Brown also thought that he would somehow be able to kick that football and it always turned out the same way.

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wisebookOct. 28, 12 5:23 AM

Well whoever we send to St. Paul, I hope they are interested in good government. Democrats like Ann Lenczewski, Katie Sieben, and Paul Thissen. Republicans like John Howe and Tim Kelly. Too often it seems voters send the loud and obnoxious who have little to offer but incendiary rhetoric and inane platitudes. Governing is the art of compromise.

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chickfilaOct. 28, 12 5:53 AM

"When Republicans were invaded by Tea Party insurgents in 2010" ___________ I would rather have have Tea Party Partiots invade my party than radical socialists which is what has happened to the new Democrat Socialist Party.

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union601Oct. 28, 1212:40 PM

"Women bring a real practicality to this work," she said. "They're interested in solving a problem, not winning an ideological argument." Oh, really? And this clownish little nugget of stunningly sexist thinking is based on just what, exactly? Yeah, just as I suspected. Oh well, then (and playing the same game), it’s just further evidence that when it comes to unfounded self-flattery, women, again as always, are at the forefront.

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donm251Oct. 28, 12 8:11 PM

There are RINO's and now there are DINO's.

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tordskoogOct. 29, 12 2:07 AM

I would add to your list of moderate, smart and practical DFL MN House candidates Rep. John Benson (44B), Tori Hill (48B) and the amazing Denise Bader (33B). These people would not have gotten their repective DFL endorsements if there were not large numbers of same minded and spirited DFL men. I am one of them and can tell readers that here in Eric Paulsen's redoubt, we are more practical, moderate and tougher than our kin in DFL-safe Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Phyllis Kahns of our party need to retire and our colleagues should have realized that. Mark Dayton, however, is the right man in the right place and a blessing in the face of Republican silliness,

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glennskoyOct. 29, 12 9:40 AM

Thank you Lori, A clear focused article. I am hoping that someday we can elect liberals from the suburbs instead of Chamber of Commerce Democrats like Terri Bonhoff. Maybe not, but one can hope.

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