Wednesday, October 19, 2005

RM EXCLUSIVE: Dick Day storms out of meeting

Tuesday evening, Senate Minority Leader Dick Day headed into the lion’s den that is the Olmsted County Republican organization to meet with activists about the 2006 state senate races.

Sen. Day has been at odds with these activists since he supported Sen. Sheila Kiscaden, a moderate Independent, over a more conservative Republican candidate in 2002. Kiscaden was later kicked out of the GOP caucus by Day, and joined the DFL caucus, with the entire Olmstea GOP group saying “told you so.”

During an intense Q & A at Tuesday’s meeting, the activists asked Day if he would support the endorsed candidate if there would be a GOP primary (something Day isn’t known for). Day said he would back the endorsed candidate, but then backtracked, just like when he resigned as Minority Leader.

With activists foaming at the mouth, Day bolted out of the meeting faster than you can say Racino.

Thanks to my unimpeachable Rochester source…if you have a tip, feel free to send it to republicanminnesota(a)


At 1:00 PM, Blogger North Star Politics said...


At 1:43 PM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

Thank you.

As you saw in the last election, we Republicans take Olmsted for granted.

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Mike S said...

As you saw in the last election, Olmstead is changing.

At 8:08 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

Not really, liberal soft money 527s did a more targeted get out the vote attempt than the Republicans did.

Don't expect us to make the same mistake twice.


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