Skip to comments.Mark Dayton Not Running For Re-election
Posted on 02/09/2005 9:59:41 AM PST by MplsSteve
Wow, if this is true Minnesota is gonna be a huge free for all in '06.
Everybody and their brother will run for this seat.
The DFL still has a large reservoir of talent even though the GOP has pulled to almost parity in recent elections.
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Was the Dayton the clymer that bugged out of DC afraid of a terrorist attack?
He's the one. Now instead of running for the seat, he's hiding under it.
Yes, that was him!
Didn't he do the same thing back in 1994 when he was State Auditor, quit in the face of looming defeat ?
The paper says a couple factors motivated his decision. What exactly were the happy events that brought him to throw in the towel?
After Wellstone's death, the state DFL needed a big big name that they could put up immediately.
It's my understanding that there were a number of DFL officeholders who wanted to run but were asked to step aside for Mondale.
Mark Dayton dropping out of Senate reelection ?
Because State Supreme Court Justice and former Minnesota Vikings star Alan Page probably wanted to sit it out. This is the guy we need to watch for in this race.
I wonder if Ventura will through his hat in? Tie things up as an independent.
I want on in the MN ping.
If he runs, it's all over.
I can't remember what his motivation was back in '94.
I believe he was having some mental health issues that made it hard for him to run for re-elect...but I'm not totally sure about that.
Who's in for the dems? Peterson is probably their best shot outside of Page IMO.
Unless Tim Penny runs.
Dayton or no Dayton, the GOP still has an excellent shot at this seat.
You left out HOFer.
Penny ran on the Independence Party ticket for Governor in 2002 against Pawlenty and DFLer Roger Moe. I doubt that the Democrats would take him back unless they were in a real bind to find a decent candidate, and I doubt that's going to be the case.
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