Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Wetterling says no to Hatch, still mulling congressional run

Patty Wetterling has turned down Mike Hatch's offer of the Lt. Governor slot on Hatch's ticket yesterday.

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Children's safety advocate Patty Wetterling has turned down Attorney General Mike Hatch's offer to be his running mate on the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party ticket next fall.

But Wetterling is still considering running for Congress.

Hatch, a DFL candidate for governor, said Monday that Wetterling called him over the weekend and told him she would not run for lieutenant governor because she did not believe that would be the most effective way for her to promote the interests of children.

"I agreed that lieutenant governor is not the best office to pursue children's issues," Hatch said. (Source: Pioneer Press, Jan. 31, 2006)
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Did you catch it? If not I'll repeat it.

"I agreed that lieutenant governor is not the best office to pursue children's issues," Hatch said.

Translation: "I got shot down, big time."

Wetterling
is still exploring the possibility of a congressional run.

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