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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Will Matt Entenza Be Dumped from House Leadership?

Checks and Balances speculates:

House to Retreat

The DFL House Caucus is having a retreat on Saturday at the Minnesota Historical Center. During the meeting the issue of whether the minority caucus' leadership needs to change in expected to be broached. We are not expecting a leadership change from Rep. Matt Entenza (DFL-64A, St. Paul) but the anointment of a number two may be the ultimate result.

There are members who are now and always have been disappointed with Entenza’s leadership and that is not expected to change. Members of the caucus seem to be getting fatigued with the phone calling and conversations about the issue. In the head counting game Rep. Margaret Anderson Kelliher (DFL-60A, Minneapolis) is leading over Rep. Loren Solberg (DFL-03B, Grand Rapids) and Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL-39B, Inver Grove Heights). We plan on keeping a close eye on the issue and will keep you apprized.

Al Junhke with his constant grandstanding and whining about metro democrats not understanding greater Minnesota is the ringleader in pushing for leadership change. He started an email discussion on this issue with DFL house caucus members - and I'd lay odds that either Juhnke or his staff leaked this email exchange to Michael Brodkorb. The leaked discussion made the Star Tribune the next day.