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Monday, January 30, 2006

Mark Ritchie Campaign Monitoring Lloydletta Buzz

Thanks to Lloydletta contributor Mark Hanson for giving an excellent rundown of the Stonewall Meeting.

According to DC, in the comments, Entenza was endorsed.

Mark Hanson asks:

Was Matt Entenza's failure as House Minority leader to maintain party discipline on marriage amendment votes a concern for anybody?
MarkH 01.30.06 - 12:26 pm | #

Good question. Stonewall has always been more interested in whether a candidate will abide by DFL endorsement than whether a candidate will support Stonewall's alleged mission.

I get this in my email from the Mark Ritchie campaign.

Sandra Boone

I thought you and the readers of your blog, Lloydletta's Nooz and Comments, would be interested in hearing about this event. Below is a text version of the news advisory. It is also attached.

Mark Ritchie Challenges Mary Kiffmeyer for Minnesota Secretary of State
Seeking DFL Nomination, Ritchie Announces Candidacy Monday, Feb 6

Contact: Bernard Pollack 612-275-1761

(St. Paul) Voter rights leader and local non-profit president Mark Ritchie will officially announce his candidacy for Minnesota Secretary of State inside the Capitol Rotunda in Saint Paul on Monday, February 6 at 10:30 AM.

Ritchie will outline his platform to bring 21st Century Leadership to the Office of Secretary of State; including how he will welcome more young and traditionally disenfranchised citizens to the election process, inspire and empower the staff to provide excellent public customer service, and restore voter confidence by protecting every vote.

With the voting irregularities in Florida and Ohio still in voters’ minds, Republican lawmakers proposing that only citizens with government issued IDs be allowed to vote, and the current Secretary of State attacks on Minnesota’s Election Day registration system -- this race is bound to be closely watched when voters head to the polls in November.

Community leaders and more than two dozen elected officials from across the state will join Ritchie for his announcement on Monday. SEIU Local 26 President Javier Morillo-Alicea, the former First Lady of Minnesota Jane Freeman, and other civic and community leaders will speak at the event.

More than 1,800 citizens, Minnesota elected officials, and community leaders already joined the campaign as public supporters. This is an unprecedented demonstration of momentum nine months from Election Day. Following his announcement Ritchie will go on a week-long statewide tour to meet with supporters, news publications, election officials, and area leaders.

WHO: Voter rights leader and local non-profit president Mark Ritchie
SEIU Local 26 President Javier Morillo-Alicea
Former First Lady of Minnesota Jane Freeman
Other voting rights and statewide leaders to be announced soon

WHAT: Mark Ritchie Announces Candidacy for Minnesota Secretary of State

WHEN: February 6, 2005 at 10:30 AM

WHERE: Inside the Capitol Hill Rotunda in St. Paul

Sandra K. Boone
Mark Ritchie for Secretary of State
Cell Phone: 952-334-2079

I've met Mark Ritchie at the open house for the Theodore Wirth house event fall. Mary Kiffmeyer is very vulnerable. Even many Republicans are tired of her antics.