At The Capitol / Bill puts Senate vac...

At The Capitol / Bill puts Senate vacancies to voters

There are 4 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 17, 2009, titled At The Capitol / Bill puts Senate vacancies to voters. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

No Minnesota governor would get a chance to try to sell a U.S. Senate seat under a bill that cleared its first hurdle in the state Senate on Monday.

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tjwillie

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Feb 17, 2009
Can we have a re-vote to fill our empty seat.
salisbury sucks

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Feb 17, 2009
well marty, salisburys friend, wants to pu things in the control of the legislature hmmmm who controls that??there has not been a republican legislature since the ice age in minn. oh well salisbury will carry the water on this for his dfl cohorts.another nothing story by this clown gets headlines what a tool
PP readers deserve more

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 17, 2009
Thank you Senators Rest & Marty for these latest bills. Reducing a Governors authority is always a good idea but what are you doing to get this states finances out of the toilet? Those ideas are what a lot of us want to hear.
Give it a Rest

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Feb 18, 2009
We must make an assumption when passing this kind of bill, that the sitting governor at the time of a potential appointment is corrupt, therefore we we should enact a law to circumvent established authority.

Given this case, could I not make the same case that the chair of a political party is as corrupt and would "sell" the party endorsement?

Ann Rest is attempting to solve a problem that does not exist. Certainly should would seek to rescind the law during periods of control of a DFL governor.

If she wanted to stop the purchase of elections, why do politicians go out and raise money for the parties to which they align themselves?

Political Action Committee Contributions of any amount makes it to the party. Ann Rest, give it a rest and make a felony for campaign volunteers to steal opponent's literature.

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