The 2019 Election just happened so it’s time to get ready for the 2020 election. I recently heard someone say that she knew that the 2020 election was important, but did not think that she, as one person, could make much of a difference. Based on my experience in the past four years as an active DFL volunteer, I am here to tell you that she is wrong. One person with determination and energy can have a significant impact on the 2020 elections. Continue reading
One of my best friends is a high school classmate who is a strong Republican and a longtime hunter and gun owner. He’s a successful businessman in Iowa and one of the most reasonable people I know. I would describe him as a country club Republican.
He has been disturbed as much as the rest of us by the mass killings in American and, as a gun owner, has given a lot of thought to how they can be prevented. He took the time months ago to write a letter to his Senator with a recommended solution that involves the restricted sale of ammunition – as with other goods like Sudafed and cigarettes. After the recent killings in Dayton and El Paso, he shared it with me and asked me to send it to Amy Klobuchar. Continue reading
If you have a Twitter account and a blog that describes yourself as a Minnesota Democratic Volunteer and you support Amy Klobuchar for President, then you should volunteer to help Amy. That is why at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, I was riding to Mason City, Iowa, to door knock. Continue reading
The question we should be asking 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates is not “Are you the best candidate to defeat Donald Trump?” but “Are you the best candidate to help us take back the Senate?” Let me explain. Continue reading
On Saturday March 30, Suzanne and I drove four hours to Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, to watch the Heartland Forum. This event provided the opportunity for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to offer their vision for rural America and to answer questions from three moderators and some pre-selected members of the audience. Four candidates and one potential candidate took the bait: Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Secretary of HUD Julian Castro, former Maryland Representative John Delaney, and Ohio Representative Tim Ryan. Continue reading
It looks like the Democratic Party is going to end up with 15-20 announced presidential candidates. There will be a lot of words written and spoken comparing the candidates and lots of money spent backing the candidates. But, in my opinion, it will be a two-person race – Amy Klobuchar vs Kamala Harris. Continue reading
For the first time in my life, I attended yesterday a Minnesota House of Representatives committee meeting. I had no idea what to expect, but I was not prepared for it to be so depressing. Before I get to why that was, let me explain why I was there. Continue reading