Tuesday, June 11, 2024


The long ballot


It's that fascinating time of the political year where all the fringe candidates are still on ballots and the malarky runs high.  

I'm especially intrigued by the Minnesota Senate race, which will be won by incumbent Amy Klobuchar. The Republican Party here has endorsed former basketball player Royce White, who seems interesting. Beyond the usual election denying and such, he spent campaign money at a strip club in Miami and some other unusual places, and is under investigation.

And what about "Loner Blue?" Formerly known as Scott G. Kendall, Mr. Blue was incarcerated for a while and now styles himself as a "Christian American Patriot" (though in his version, it is all caps).

Ole Savior, in turn, has a uniquely Minnesotan name and quite a history of unsuccessful campaigns:

Candidate, Governor, Minnesota, 2018, 2022

Candidate, United States Senate, 1984, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2014

Candidate, United States President, 2004, 2008, 2012

Candidate, Governor, 1998, 2002, 2006

Candidate, United States Congress, 1988

Joe Fraser needs to change the spelling of his last name and run as "Smokin' Joe."
It's interesting that the dems run as "DFL" - Democrat-Farmer-Labor party.

I looked it up. For those interested: https://dfl.org/

This seems to be a Minnesota-only thingy. Not that there's anything wrong with that. (to quote Seinfeld)

I suppose it's good coalition building. Strength in numbers. That sort of thing.
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