Ex-WCCO anchor Don Shelby looks at challenging Rep. Paulsen

  • Article by: Kevin Diaz , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 25, 2013 - 9:57 PM

Democrats see ex-TV anchor as a way to pick up a swing district.

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northrnlitesJul. 25, 1311:17 PM

This district has not been the same since moderate Jim Ramstad left. Paulsen is too conservative and getting worse each year. PLEASE run Don, you have our votes!

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Truckman182Jul. 26, 1312:07 AM

Don sure has the ego to be a politician.....

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boba22looJul. 26, 1312:22 AM

His 1980s I-Team report on ambulance companies "jumping" calls and leaving critical patients in the lurch, led directly to the current 911 protocols. He downplayed his role in the change. Dogged, intelligent journalism skills can translate well to being an informed public servant. Ego? Well-earned confidence seems a better moniker. My guess is he would not rubber-stamp the Democratic party positions if elected, unlike Paulsen's near-blind partisanship.

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tree200topJul. 26, 1312:30 AM

Dons ego is out of site- remember when a radio personally said of Don all he wants to talk about is himself? Lets talk about me- give me a break. Go back to retirement and see how long you can grow your hair!

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milkman53Jul. 26, 13 5:01 AM

Run Don. Be different from Postage Stamp. Consider the merits of each proposal and vote what's best for the district, not for the party. And unlike the current representative try and make this country a better place for your daughters.

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paulusJul. 26, 13 5:56 AM

I wouldn't vote for Shelby if he was the only candidate.

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supervon2Jul. 26, 13 6:19 AM

He is the perfect Liberal. He helped to drive WCCO radio into the ground and make WCCO TV the least watched station in the Twin Cities. He will carry that success to congress and run us further into the ground while pumping his ego. Yep. Liberals. You reallllly trust them?

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treetoad22Jul. 26, 13 6:50 AM

Shelby? Please. For the Dem voters, it's all about style and no substance. "Commander in Chief" Obama fits that description to a T. Look at the sorry resumes of Al, Don and Barack. Absolutely no foundation for those positions.

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RossbergJul. 26, 13 7:28 AM

Hopefully, once he realizes that the only reason the DFL is interested in recruiting him is because he has name recognition and thus would save them "introduction" money he'll return to quiet retirement. Then, if he's really interested in politics there are plenty of opportunities to pursue, i.e. city council, school board, mayor for someone with no political experience.

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fooledmeonceJul. 26, 13 7:33 AM

poor Don, just is not happy unless he has his face in the media somewhere for something, it's just a learned behavior, Xmas is coming I'm sure he'll be in a play at the Guthrie or somewhere just watch for the media coverage

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