Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Olson as an independent?

Oh the possibilities of headlines in this race...

It's been widely rumored that State Representative Mark Olson will run as an independent, having lost the GOP endorsement 2 weeks ago to former Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer.

Both the Startribune and St Cloud Times have picked up on this story this weekend.

A three way race in HD 16B is interesting. Kiffmeyer, in a one on one match up with DFL endorsed candidate Steve Andrews, would be considered the favorite. However, with Olson in the mix, the base of GOP votes in 16B becomes severely diluted.

It's a winnable seat for the DFL. Olson's scandal and attempt at an Independent run make those odds much better!

An interview with Andrews will be coming soon!

1 comment:

TwoPutt said...

Sergeant Sarvi will be picking up steam, and donations. And he's gonna pick up that seat.

Bachmann's gonna be mighty lonely, sittin' all by herself on the Friday Flights Home.