Monday, November 28, 2005

Kelly Doran: A Man Without A Party

Kelly Doran, who was given the name DINO Doran (Democrat In Name Only) by DFLGovernor, sent out an interesting e-mail to his supporters within the DFL. (Which must have been a very tiny list)

Here it is via BrokenNails:
TO: Kelly Doran Campaign Supporters and DFL Friends
FR: Tonya Tennessen, Communications Director, Kelly Doran for Governor
RE: Attack letter mailed to DFLers from a Mr. Larry Wright
DT: November 28, 2005

A letter was sent out to some DFLers, including members of the DFL State Central Committee, designed to attack Kelly Doran and accuse him of not being a Democrat. The author sites contributions Kelly Doran has made to Republican and Independence Party candidates as the reason not to trust him.

This isn’t new information. Kelly Doran has been on the record saying he has given money to candidates not in the Democratic Party.

The Republicans first launched this supposed “attack” on their blog “MinnesotaDemocratsExposed,” hoping DFLers would take the bait. Republicans are very afraid of a match-up of Tim Pawlenty and Kelly Doran, and they have been actively pushing this point.

Kelly Doran is not a partisan extremist – instead he offers new ideas and a fresh approach.

As a Democrat, Kelly Doran can work with people of all parties and will put principle ahead of politics to move our state forward.

It’s up to the people to decide if they want to elect another partisan extremist, or if they’re tired of gridlock politics. Kelly Doran has a proven track record for getting things done.

This is the kind of destructive politics that distracts us from our shared DFL goal of defeating Tim Pawlenty.

Other campaign contribution information excluded from the letter include:
Kelly and Maria Doran have given $10,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee after getting out of the U.S. Senate race.
Kelly and Maria Doran have given $5,000 to the DFL Senate Caucus
Kelly and Maria Doran have given $2,000 to John Kerry’s campaign for President
Kelly and Maria Doran have given $2,000 to the Democratic National Committee
Kelly and Maria Doran have given thousands of additional dollars to federal, state and local DFL candidates.

I have a few questions for the sinking Doran campaign.

First off, when did MDE become involved in the DFL endorsement procedure?
Secondly, why was Doran's wife included on the list of money given to Democratic candidates? Is it because he hasn't given nearly as much as his wife?

From my research, Maria Doran has given $8,850.00 to the Democrats (since the end of the last quarter) while her hubby has given a mere $4,100.00 in the same time frame.

Don't believe me? (Political Money Line)
Maria Doran:

Kelly Doran:

Come on Kelly, throw in the towel.

*** UPDATE ***

DFLGovernor is back and chimes in on this. DFL Governor and MN Lefty Liberal.


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