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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Keith Ellison and Minnesota Teen Challenge

After Keith Ellison's town meeting, I asked him whether he co-sponsored an earmark for Minnesota Teen Challenge, as Senator Amy Klobuchar claimed. He said he would check into it and get back to me - though he said he didn't remember doing so.

When Minnesota Independent got the story from Klobuchar that Ellison had co-sponsored the MN Teen Challenge earmark, they should have fact checked with Ellison's office on that claim.

Developing....

1 comments:

Andy Birkey said...

Both Klobuchar's office and MNTC told me independently that Ellison requested the earmark. And Ellison's people regularly read MnIndy and suggest corrections/updates when needed.

I would have loved to have followed up more on this, but as the only reporter in the Twin Cities focusing on GLBT/Reproductive Health/Religious Right issues, as well as maintaining my own blog, and a full time job working on the health of the LGBT community, sometimes the small things get passed up.