So I am back temporarily. I was out in the cruel northern suburbs of Minneapolis. I was able to get to over 300 houses with literature and talked to about 50 people today.
It wasn’t easy, I am in a boot (at least I am done with crutches). But people were receptive to the democratic message of health care. Al has been pushing the health care issue recently even pushing Norm’s campaign to give a non-answer about McCain’s health plan.
Also Al had a record breaking quarter in fundraising. He raised over $4.4 million this quarter which is the biggest quarter in MN history. He wasn’t the only democrat to raise an incredible amount this quarter. Ashwin Madia (MN-03 candidate) raised over 900k this quarter. That is pretty good, non?
So you may want to know what the ratio of responses from the cruel suburbs that I went to.
Well I talked to around 150 people in the past two days. The Franken Coleman race favors Coleman where I was which is not surprising as the Kissy Monster (Bachmann) represents the area where I was. I met around 45 Franken voters, 30 undecideds around 10 Barkley voters, 3 people who wouldn’t vote and the rest (62 were Coleman voters).
The Kissy Monster didn’t produce such a gap. She had the support of around 80 voters Tinklenberg had 60, and the rest were wither undecided (7 people) or not voting (3).
This was an extremely republican area, but the people were nice (being injured helps).
So that is all I have to say, I haven’t eaten today so I am going to cook some food.