Good stuff over at mnpACT! Larry Schumacher noticed as well!
Progressive Blogs Take Notice As Olson Continues to Lead
For Immediate Release
Contact: Christopher Truscott
ANOKA—Popular progressive blogs are praising Bob Olson, a DFL candidate in the 6th Congressional District, after he criticized Michele Bachmann's vote against sustainable energy and called on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to schedule a direct up-or-down vote on hate crimes legislation.
Bob Olson's record centers on environmental concerns and opposition to the war. His progressive credentials are sound. Of course, Bachmann will attempt to define him in her own way if he is the nominee, but if Olson can turn the tables and make her the real issue.... he has plenty of ammunition. It would be hard to find the negatives in Olson, who thoroughly believes in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels as a matter of national security. Recently, Bob Olson sent a letter to Bachmann. In it, he states: Currently, we export a billion dollars a day out of our country to keep America moving. Our addiction to foreign oil has us mired in no-win alliances in the Middle East, it's poisoning our environment and it's crippling our economy. That is a difference that any voter can understand. And that is a hard argument for Bachmann to dismiss. Especially with the voting record she has already accumulated.
And Blue Man in a Red District weighs in, too:
This is exactly why I support Bob Olson, he is a political figure of a different mold, not of the status quo. He won't waver on the important issues to save his political soul. He'll stand up and do what is right!
Bob Olson is seeking the DFL endorsement for the 6th Congressional District seat currently help by Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Olson, a St. Cloud resident, is the owner of St. Stephen State Bank, the founder of the American Sustainable Energy Council and he also practices tax law.
He entered the race in July after being recruited by DFL leaders throughout the 6th District.
More information is available at www.bobolson.org.