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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Senate District 43 Race

Matt Abe at North Star Liberty has been covering this race. If you don't read him regularly, go check him out. Matt reports on a recent debate between Bonoff and Johnson.

Terri Bonoff tries to associate Judy Johnson with Michele Bachmann during the Debate Minnesota debate:

Minnesota Defense Of Marriage Amendment (DOMA) — Johnson said that only one person has mentioned it in her door knocking. She has mixed feelings about the amendment, current law already defines marriage as between a man and a woman, yet we must have respect and equal rights for all. Bonoff said that the amendment is a "terrible thing," that it "writes hate into the constitution." She told the story of entering the Senate chamber through a gauntlet of protesters holding signs saying "NO GAY MARRIAGE." She told another story of participating in a forum with Sen. Michele Bachmann (R-Stillwater), in a church with over 2000 people in attendance. She said that the audience applauded a speaker who called for no gay marriage, and chanted "NO GAY MARRIAGE." It was unreal, said Bonoff incredulously. Some in the audience applauded loudly after Bonoff's statements opposing DOMA. Berg asked the audience, almost apologetically, to save their applause until the end. Some of those who applauded laughed. I missed the joke.

Johnson is no Michele Bachmann. Never the less, this is a sign that as Jim Knoblach says, Bachmann's political poison hurts Republicans up, down and across the ticket.