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  •  The Biggest Concern Is That The Lobbies..... (2+ / 0-)
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    lordpet8, WisJohn

    ....on behalf of anybody whose toes get stepped on with tax increases will be bankrolling some major league ad buys against the DFL next year and it's hard to see where the money will be to match it on the other side, and it's also hard to see how the DFL's base will be sufficiently motivated next year.

    •  At least the MNGOP is in the crapper (5+ / 0-)

      and DFL will be motivated by next year's Senate race.

      "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

      by KingofSpades on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 09:09:25 AM PDT

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      •  Clearly The Best Thing The Minnesota DFL.... (6+ / 0-)

        ...has going for them is that the state GOP manages to be even more hapless, hopeless, and disorganized than they are.

      •  Franken isn't Klobuchar (0+ / 0-)

        Most of the people that love Franken aren't in Minnesota. I don't think he is in electoral danger, but he is hardly a figure that will motivate average Minnesotans to get to the polls.

        •  I think Franken (0+ / 0-)

          could and will inspire young progressives to get to the polls in the Twin Cities area.

          "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

          by ArkDem14 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 11:08:49 AM PDT

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          •  That will probably keep Franken fine. (1+ / 0-)
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            nimh

            The issue is the out-state House DFLers. The majority is built on them.

            We'll just have to see, I guess.

            Gay farm boy, 20, who hit the city to go to college, WI-03 (home, voting), WI-02 (college), -7.00, -3.13, 2012 Daily Kos Elections Pick'Em runner-up.

            by WisJohn on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 11:17:23 AM PDT

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            •  Feels Like A Wisconsin 2009 Scenario Is Brewing... (1+ / 0-)
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              WisJohn

              ...in Minnesota right now.  That's my fear.  An enraged opposition bringing along a ton of annoyed moderates in the process....and a fractured, demoralized base that's unmotivated to go to the polls, thereby wiping out a lot of innocent bystanders on the ballot who also have a (D) next to their name.

              Frankly, if the budgets proposed by the DFL Governor, Senate, and House come to pass minus the progressive stuff, I would have an incredibly hard time voting for any of them.

        •  I know he isn't (0+ / 0-)

          but he's still pretty high and dry.

          "It is the stillest words that bring on the storm. Thoughts that come on doves' feet guide the world." -Nietzche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

          by KingofSpades on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 02:08:00 PM PDT

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