Monday, July 18, 2005

Lastest 6th District finances

Here are the latest numbers in the 6th District race:


Rep. Jim Knoblach: $192,597
Rep. Phil Krinkie: $135,426
Sen. Michele Bachmann: $122,792
Cheri Yecke: $84,745
Jay Esmay: $26,339

Elwyn Tinklenberg: $110,019

Congratulations to the Republican field of candidates for Rep. Mark Kennedy’s open congressional seat. Collectively they raised $561,899 while the lone DFL candidate raised a paltry $110,019.

With Patty Wetterling battling it out with ultra-liberal attorney Amy Klobuchar, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve got this one in the bag. Now all we need is an endorsed candidate.

Check out the First Ring's take on the race, its a must read.


At 1:01 PM, Blogger Toni said...

You should be pushing for a stronger conservative from the 3rd district and get Jim the Rammer out of office. He's a social liberal and not a fiscal conservative. I've also seen him get quite mean at a town meeting where someone was questioning his position on Anwar (and the person was being respectful). Then and there was the deciding factor for me, I won't vote for the man again. He needs to get a job out of government.

At 1:54 PM, Anonymous chester.a.cheetah said...


Rep. Ramstad has done a great job representing his district, which is why he wins with such a high percentage.

Funny thing with all you "platform Republicans" is that you always say you won't vote for that man again (not just Ramstad, but I heard it with Bush last year, we've heard it with Pawlenty, I've even heard it with Kennedy. And when it comes time to vote, no one ever votes for Kerry, Mike Hatch or Roger Moe, or Patty Wetterling or Amy Klobuchar.

Don't forget about Reagan's 11th commandment Toni.

At 2:32 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

The Rammer gets challenged every election year by a crazed activist and yet he wins overwhelmingly.

The Rammer is a fiscal conservative, backing the President whenever he needs the Rammer's help.

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Trillin said...

token liberal blog...

well, I have been called worse :)


At 9:11 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...


Of all the liberal blogs, your's is the best, that's why it's linked here. You should be proud.

At 6:03 AM, Blogger John said...


I don't know where you get your information but the Rammer is definitely a fiscal conservative. While he's got a few issues where he's less conservative than some would like, he's there when we need him on most major issues. I've worked closely with him on a number of issues, and I've spent a lot of time with him as he helped me doorknocking in my (former) district. His heart's in the right place and he represents the people of the third district well.


At 6:09 AM, Blogger John said...

Regarding the contribution list...

I hope republicans in the 6th don't underestimate Tinklenberg. He's a moderate "democrat" who is pro-life. He's fairly well known, is a good campaigner and will have a good staff. He's also going to be able to raise a significant amount of money as time goes by given his connections.

I'm a litle surprised at Jim Knoblauch's lead. He's a good politician but not the most charismatic of the bunch.

Bachman and Krinkie seem to be canabalizing the most conservative wing with Jim taking most from the pragmatic conservatives.

Yecke's got no shot against these seasoned professionals. She'll have the people interested in their one issue of education and that's about it.

This will be interesting to watch.


At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A majority of Knoblach's purse is self-donated (to wit: he hasnt raised as much as Bachmann or Krinkie) . . . and he is DOA with the conservative delegates in the 6th. Phil Krinkie is easily the best bet to carry the 6th . . . conservative, blue collar, and doesnt carry the the baggage of being a nut or lunatic.


At 5:55 AM, Blogger John said...

I disagree. Knoblach should not be underestimated. He's got a really good base of support from the St. Cloud area.

If the delegates think wider than their own core of very conservative supporters, they may want to think wider than Krinkie. to them he might not carry the "nut" label, but outside his own district he could be branded that way by the opposition. In the House he's Dr. No - I wanted to go oil up his green button because I was convinced it didn't work.


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