This coming weekend is a very important weekend in the CD 6 race. While I posted over a week ago that the race in the 6th CD is over, it appears as though the Olson campaign is making a strong push for delegates this weekend in SD 14, 15, and 51.
My delegate math puts Olson behind Tinklenberg by a healthy margin, somewhere along the lines of 65% Tinklenberg, 35% Olson.
I had an hour long conversation with Olson last Friday. He's been hard at work on the phones talking to each individual delegate and strongly disputes my delegate math and the math purported by the Tinklenberg Campaign.
Despite predictions of the demise of the Olson campaign, Bob and his rag-tag fugitive fleet, persevere onto the coming conventions.
One thing struck me as odd, and quite frankly, got me pretty fired up from my conversation with Olson this past Friday.
He told me he was having a hard time getting the information for the CD 6 delegates. He hadn't gotten the info from SD 56 (a convention nearly a month ago) and many others.
He had contacted party leadership from the top of the 6th Congressional District and even SD and CU officials. The lists are very hard to come by. For the most part, the VAN has not been updated with these important lists.
It forced me to ask a lot of questions about what the heck is going on here.
Why doesn't party leadership in the 6th have a running list of who the delegates and alternates are to date?
What is taking the CU/SD's so long to get these lists out? Why is this so complicated? Is there a plot to keep these lists from Olson? While I have a hard time imagining that taking place, with the attempts to stifle debate in the 6th, I think everything ought to be considered.
As the Secretary of the Wright County DFL (who missed the convention due to family health concerns), I have asked at least 4 different people (some multiple times) for minutes and delegate lists from the Wright County Convention.
Why can't we get these important lists to our candidates?
If were struggling with lists and support now, how bad will it get during the heat of the campaign?