Mike Ciresi has left the DFL nomination process for Senator from Minnesota, leaving only Al Franken and Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer seeking the DFL nomination. From his announcement yesterday:
I am announcing today my withdrawal from the contest for the DFL endorsement and the conclusion of my candidacy for the U.S. Senate. In my judgment, continuing the endorsement race would only lead to an unnecessary floor fight. It is time to step aside... We encourage all to remain committed to changing the direction of our nation and to support candidates of their choice.
No one's heard of JNP, in effect leaving only Stuart Smalley. This is actually good news for Minnesota, because Norm Coleman is going to have a much easier time running against him than Ciresi, someone who had lower negatives.
There is, however, one way that Al Fraken could win: bring in a team of former Soviet Union archivists who'll work night and day to remove all of the questionable things Franken has said and done over the past few decades from the public record. Airbrushes to the ready!
Posted in StuartSmalley at March 11, 2008 09:48 AM
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