It is true elections have consequences, and that no election is like another, but the value of holding an election certificate empowers one to make every decision in light of a series of factors when casting a vote. One fact, the one-person in control of their vote is that specific member.
As we watched the gather of Mos Demand Action and heard the words of First Lady Gwen Walz (DFL) we were not surprised when they fell on fairly deaf ears. As she said, “If they do not put it up for a vote, there are seven senators sitting in seats where Tim Walz won…and we are coming,” actually the list is ten long and we have provided it below. When the response from State Sen Warren Limmer (R-34, Maple Grove) was, “Bring it on,” it is clear he holds the gavel in the Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee.
The push on any issue for gun control, marijuana, or any other issue will play a pivotal role in the suburban seats like Limmer’s, though not until November 2020. Sure, pressure can be applied and hands can be wrung, but it will mean little to the Senate incumbents because they believe the formula that got them elected in 2016, being on the same ballot as Donald J Trump (R) will be what they face in 2020.
Rallys, protests and other political maneuvers will not likely sway incumbents to a different position.
As we have said before, Sens Paul Anderson (R-44, Minnetonka) and Dan Hall (R-56, Burnsville) are in the most vulnerable positions, because of both House Districts changing parties in the last election, but Sen Jeremy Miller (R-28, Winona) should also keep a sharp eye.
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