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RE: [tcCannabisClub] Should I run for the Minnesota Senate?

From: MoveOn H.
Sent on: Thursday, July 28, 2011 10:46 PM

My advice to everyone who wants to run as a progressive is to run DFL.  There’s a huge progressive and green base there already.  If you can’t win a DFL primary, you’re never going to win an election where you have to win over conservatives too.  Third parties, whether progressive or “independent”, require significant self funding and a well-known name, and our message won’t be heard any more than it is now without at least 1 of the 2.  For a district in the state Senate, those requirements are a lot less than for a federal office, but you’re still going to have to defeat some respected names with major party support.


As you can see, Berglin easily won District 61:  


Focusing on winning the DFL primary would not only get our message out there (I actually think that’s already largely accomplished), it would put you in a position to win.  It’s worth noting that the group I met with downtown was strongly in favor of ending the drug war and legalizing drugs in the same way alcohol and cigarettes presently are, including the same restrictions.


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Kurt
Sent: Thursday, July 28,[masked]:03 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [tcCannabisClub] Should I run for the Minnesota Senate?

So, my state senator quit. Should I run? I think I only need 500 valid signature by the end of wednesday. This could probably get our message out there and force whoever is running against me to answer a lot of important questions doing the campaign. What should I consider before jumping into this? Should I attempt to run for one or multiple of these parties?


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