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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Another Entenza Hatch Rumor from the Drama Queen

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Comments are hilarious:

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I hear that Hatch had a press conference scheduled to announce exactly that, but then hesitated.

What I am hearing is that:

1) Hatch is starting to think that he cannot win the endorsement and doesn’t have it in him to fight through a primary. AND

2) He isn’t a big fan of Entenza and believes Entenza’s UnitedHealth money problems will ultimately sink his campaign.

It will be interesting to see how this develops.

Comment by Capitol Rumors — May 24, 2006 @ 11:42 am
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Is this a Lourey and/or Kelley started rumor?

Comment by Concerned in MPLS — May 24, 2006 @ 11:51 am
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This would surprise me. Both Kelley and Lourey conceded that Hatch is in the lead in delegates for the endorsement. Polls show Hatch leading Pawlenty. And Hatch has been gearing up for a race against Pawlenty for three years (and the governor’s race in general for decades). I therefore find it hard to believe that he isn’t up for a primary fight (which, if he ran for AG, he’d probably get from Entenza, since Entenza probably can’t go back to the House due to someone else already being endorsed).

Comment by minntelect — May 24, 2006 @ 12:51 pm
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If this rumor is true and the post-primary DFL gubernatorial candidate is Kelley or Lourey, then I foreesee a T Paw victory, with over 60% of the vote. And, as an added bonus, no Entenza in elective office.

Comment by wtm — May 24, 2006 @ 12:59 pm
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Even Hatch didn’t believe he was leading Pawlenty.

Comment by Gary M. Miller — May 24, 2006 @ 2:52 pm
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2) He isn’t a big fan of Entenza and believes Entenza’s UnitedHealth money problems will ultimately sink his campaign.

Hatch is just dying to investigate that one I bet. (snicker)

Comment by triple_a — May 24, 2006 @ 3:17 pm
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Forgot to add,

Hatch's final chapter in MN politics, destroying the career and name of a Democrat to show he isn't a partisan hack job.

Comment by triple_a — May 24, 2006


The Drama queen also reports that Mike Erlandson is back in the race. Erlandson is starting out by holding a fundraiser with George Mitchell. How is that going to help him appeal to 5th district voters? Is Mike Erlandson behind the opposition research on Ellison?

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