A high-level staffer on Amy Klobuchar’s U.S. Senate campaign has lost her job and the DFLer’s race against Republican Mark Kennedy has veered into intrigue and controversy over the leak of an unreleased Kennedy TV ad.
Powerline’s John Hinderaker points out that Klobuchar is in the first real campaign of her life, and that soaring crime in her jurisdiction (she’s the county attorney for the Twin Cities area) has left her vulnerable to the obvious question of competence. Result: Lapses of judgment that lead voters to realize that in a time of war, perhaps a serious candidate like Mark Kennedy deserves a look and a vote.
Drop by Mark Kennedy’s web site and throw fifty bucks or more his way. And if you are in Minnesota, sign up to volunteer to give the Gopher State a second significant voice in the senate. Norm Coleman has led the effort to drill accountability into the U.N., and without him in D.C., the carnival that is Kofiland would be far, far worse. Good senators get stuff done, and mark Kennedy will be a very good senator.
Amy Klobuchar? She’ll do for D.C. what she’s done for victims of Hennepin County violent crime –very little.
Minnesota: You don’t need to swap Mark Dayton for another Barbara Boxer.