Ellison has fewer foes and a far easier path

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 27, 2008 - 5:13 AM

The incumbent has mostly steered clear of the controversy and stumbles of two years ago.

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tnelsonyOct. 26, 08 8:25 PM

In that district. Just have a D behind your name and you are re-elected for life.

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whilomeOct. 26, 08 8:32 PM

Ellison has gone and done Minnesota proud. He's well respected and his voice is getting national recognition for Minnesota. I'm sorry his house was vandalized along with other public officials last week. Dissenting voices should use the ballot box, not a spraycan and stepstool. VOTE.

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whilomeOct. 26, 08 8:35 PM

And you don't know jack about it. Of course, you're probably from the 6th district, huh. Go Michelle and all that? Whatever. Vote.

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audiosavantOct. 26, 08 8:35 PM

He hasn't done anything wrong because he hasn't done anything.

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whilomeOct. 26, 08 8:45 PM

His bill to tighten regulation on lead in housing. The Ellison resolution to accept the Iraqi withdrawal timetable. I'm not a sycophant, just a member of his district that, you know, KEEPS UP with my congressman. Not letting them go off batshit crazy on tv and making my state a mockery. The dude has been acknowledged by many esteemed folks as a new progressive. Don't just talk just to be talking, folks.

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funnguyOct. 26, 08 8:47 PM

Are you saying that a non dfler even has a chance in your district? Sabo did absolutely nothing for the state of MN for 28 years, and Ellison has done even less. It's not just about your district, all of our state reps need to work together to make MN a better place. Ellison's extreme liberal views don't help him do that. And before you lock in and call me a NEOCON, I don't think Bachman's extreme conservative views help us either. None of us win with people like these clowns representing us.

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whilomeOct. 26, 08 8:55 PM

The fifth would vote republican if the republican came with the ideas that they wanted to hear. point blank. I voted for a progressive, glbt friendly, eco-oriented, non hawkish dfler because he was the best on the ballot. And I've watched and noted his actions. And I've called about the f'ed up bailout that he, Obama, and John McCain voted FOR and I was against. I agree, funnguy, that extreme polarization isn't healthy for the state, but I don't think Keith is a far to the left and Bachmann is to the right. Not by a LONGSHOT. I'll take him over the field all day.

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helterOct. 26, 08 9:08 PM

I voted absentee and he didn't get my vote because he voted in favor of the bailout bill -- twice. No one who voted yes got my vote.

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MikecGrimesOct. 26, 08 9:09 PM

Keith Ellison is still a law breaking, bailout voting communist. Just because his Republican opponent is not a stuttering schmuck with two or free friends close to the parties liberal leadership doesn't mean his opponent is lacking any more so then Alan "what party am I in" Fine. Last time Ellison won by nearly 35%, this time he won't win by 25%, and maybe next time he will have to face a truly great candidate.

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mnbolinsOct. 26, 08 9:15 PM

I bought a house and moved to N. Mpls. a year ago. I have been extremely impressed with the job Mr. Ellison has done. He is thoughtful and intelligent. He is a strong supporter of separation of church and state issues, which are a huge deal for me, a non-religious person. He is just a good, honest representative for the people.

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