Monday, November 28, 2005

DINO DORAN MELTDOWN

Kuddos to Broken Nails on this one.

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.


Why didn't they include this?

6 Comments:

At 4:44 PM, Blogger anon95 said...

No comment on the emerging Steve Kelley ethics scandal?

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger StPaul_DFLer said...

Careful, this is Kelley territory.

 
At 8:20 PM, Blogger Young-DFLer said...

Although I don't really like the article you linked to, I will point out that your link is bad.

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger Peter Keesey said...

MN Lefty Liberal,

I was wondering what kind of information that you have on Hatch and where I can go to find it. I am interested in compiling a timeline of all the bad decisions that he has made. If you get a chance could you please email me some links on this topic. Naropa8@yahoo.co.uk

 
At 8:23 PM, Blogger curtisjohson said...

Does everyone realize Hillary Clinton served on Wal-Mart's Board of Directors from 1986-91 when health benefits were worse than today? She was a Wal-Mart "insider"!

January 26, 2006WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton wants Wal-Mart to contribute to health insurance for its employees - but can't recall if she pushed for worker benefits during six years as a paid board member for the nation's largest retailer."Cities and states are saying we can't keep holding the bag here," Clinton said yesterday, praising a new Maryland law requiring Wal-Mart to spend at least 8 percent of payroll on health benefits or contribute to insurance plans for the poor.About 20 state legislatures have similar bills pending - and Suffolk County has a similar law - reflecting frustration with paying Medicaid and other state health care expenses incurred by company employees.Clinton never explicitly endorsed Maryland's law during her speech before the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, but she later told reporters, "I certainly understand their need to try to take some action because the burden is getting shifted onto the taxpayer."Asked if she had advocated better benefits while serving as a board member with Arkansas-based Wal-Mart from 1986 to 1991, Clinton replied, "Well, you know, I, that was a long time ago ... have to remember," adding that "obviously I believe every company should" contribute to benefit plans."Her tenure on the board ended nearly 14 years ago, and it's a very different company now," said Philippe Reines, a spokesman for Clinton.The Maryland bill was passed earlier this month over the veto of Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr.Calls to a Wal-Mart spokesman weren't returned.Company founder Sam Walton was a donor to Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. The Clintons owned between $50,000 and $100,000 in company stock at that time, according to press accounts.

 
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