Ramsey County sheriff challenger Matt...

Ramsey County sheriff challenger Matt Bostrom now has backing of DF...

There are 163 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 15, 2010, titled Ramsey County sheriff challenger Matt Bostrom now has backing of DF.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Matt Bostrom, a St. Paul police commander running against Bob Fletcher for Ramsey County sheriff, already had DFL backing, and now Republicans are coming out in support of him.

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Republican

United States

#3 Sep 15, 2010
So Larry, Curly and Moe create a PAC so they can re-endorse the guy they have been backing all year. Is it because he is behind by 47 points in the poles? Is it because Fletcher whipped Tony when he tried to be Sheriff and and Tony can not get over it? Or is it just a one more made up PAC pretending to be an organisation of many...like the DARRT (4 people) PAC I think it should stand for Deputies arrested, reprimanded, removed and Tarnished.
deputy

United States

#5 Sep 15, 2010
Mr. Bostrom is not telling the truth. He WAS invited to speak at the Deputy Sheriffs Association. Maybe he does not remember, because a "spokesman" for his campaign responded.
Registered Democrat

United States

#6 Sep 15, 2010
Ok. That did it. What is up with Matt Bostrom? And who the hell is he trying to fool? Us; the voters of Ramsey County? Or, himself?

I was a delegate at the DFL--as in DEMOCRAT--CD4 Endorsing Convention. On all 4 ballots, I voted for Laura Goodman. The fact that it took FOUR votes to determine who would get the DFL endorsement tells you just how badly each of the candidates wanted that endorsement. Matt Bostrom emerged as the DFL endorsed candidate for Sheriff.

Now, however, Bostrom is claiming that he is NON-PARTISAN. If this is the case, I would like to know how come Bostrom went after the DFL endorsement in the first place? If he truly believes that the race is non-partisan, how come he didn't run in the race as a non-partisan candidate, as sheriff Fletcher has always done, and let Laura Goodman have the DFL endorsement?

Simply put, Bostrom can't have his cake and eat it, too. Either you are the DFL endorsed candidate, or you are running as a non-partisan candidate. So, I propose this: If Matt Bostrom wants us to believe that he is non-partisan, he needs to publicly concede the DFL Endorsement to Laura Goodman, so that she can re-enter the race. Then, he needs to get out his campaign check book and write a check to the Minnesota DFL Party to repay every last dime that the DFL Party gave to his campaign, so that the DFL can give that money to the Goodman campaign. Then, and ONLY then, will I believe that Bostrom is non-partisan.
Greg Copeland

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Sep 15, 2010
Bev, have you ever looked at the St. Paul Issues Forum or the Democratic Party blogs? How could you support the likes of Matt Bostrom and DFLer and still call you a Republican?

You are no Republican. You were a horsechit mayor, who was as liberal as they come. You are seeing what happens to Liberal Republicans. Please resign now as chair of the 4th District Republicans. You have not heard the last of this. You have gone too far this time. Just5 remember the Republican Party of Minnesota stands for something and it isn't the Democratic Party. Please resign from the Republican Party and join the Democrats. You are a disgrace to every Republican by your actions.
To Greg

United States

#9 Sep 15, 2010
Greg Copeland wrote:
Bev, have you ever looked at the St. Paul Issues Forum or the Democratic Party blogs? How could you support the likes of Matt Bostrom and DFLer and still call you a Republican?
You are no Republican. You were a horsechit mayor, who was as liberal as they come. You are seeing what happens to Liberal Republicans. Please resign now as chair of the 4th District Republicans. You have not heard the last of this. You have gone too far this time. Just5 remember the Republican Party of Minnesota stands for something and it isn't the Democratic Party. Please resign from the Republican Party and join the Democrats. You are a disgrace to every Republican by your actions.
Very well put, Greg! I agree!
SPPD

United States

#10 Sep 15, 2010
Matt did such a great job with the RNC that the national guard had to be called in because we were about to get our asses handed to us. I dont care who these fake endorsements are,you dont even have the support of your own department. You're a pretender and a legend in your own mind.
Obamas Scalpel

United States

#11 Sep 15, 2010
I'm not buying whatever the Bostrom campaign is selling. All I have heard from his campaign are baseless and unsubstantiated attacks on the current sheriff. I have, yet, to hear one cohesive argument from Matt Bostrom about what he would do differently than the current administration is doing. In fact, I want Bostrom to explain exactly how he is going to freeze the budget at the "2010 level without laying people off or reducing their salaries". Which of the current crucial programs at the Sheriff's Office does he intend to eliminate?
flipflop

United States

#12 Sep 15, 2010
Who the heck is Matt Bostrom? He is a total unknown entity so I do not care at all. I want Bob Fletcher, for 16 years he has run NON-PARTISAN, never changed or flip-flopped. Just ran a strong department with a great track record. Joe tries to cast mud on Sheriff Fletcher because of others actions. Because if he were to speak of Fletcher's he would have to talk about reduced crime, best fugitive apprehension unit in the state, progressive manager, top notch crime lab, community out reach on and on even an eagle scout,

so Joe resorts to attacking others and trying to pin it on Sheriff Fletcher. Joe shame on you.
Roger

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Sep 15, 2010
Bev,

What are you thinking. Matt Bosatron is a Liberal DFLer. Have you lost your mind? You are no Republican. I have a call into Georgia Dietz. You are no Republican endorsing Matt Bostrom a lifelong DFLer. How could you as a Republican leader back a Democrat. I agree with Greg Copeland, resign now.
Friendly Joe

United States

#14 Sep 15, 2010
ARGUMENT WITH NEIGHBOR LANDED RAMSEY AIDE MURPHY IN JAIL

Author: Ann Baker, Staff Writer

Joe Murphy, aide to Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett and an active figure in Shoreview politics for several years, spent a weekend in jail earlier this month after an argument with a neighbor.

Murphy, 27, was released Jan. 5 after the Ramsey County Attorney's office decided there weren't sufficient grounds to charge him with a crime. Murphy is former Republican Party chairman for House District 53A.

He was arrested Jan. 3 at his Shoreview apartment after neighbor Jason Stenstrom knocked on the adjoining wall and then on Murphy's door to ask him to turn down his stereo. Murphy answered the door holding a shotgun pointed at the ceiling, according to a Ramsey County Sheriff Department's report.

Stenstrom then called the sheriff's department. Two deputies went to the building at 585 Harriet Ave. and arrested Murphy, on the expectation he might be charged with making a terroristic threat. The deputies confiscated three shotguns from Murphy, according to their report.

``It's unfortunate it happened and I regret it happened,'' Murphy said Thursday in a telephone interview from New Orleans, where he and Bennett were attending a National Association of Counties meeting on justice and public safety.

``I never threatened him in any way,'' Murphy said of his demeanor toward the neighbor.``He felt threatened, which I cannot control.'' Murphy added that he intends to move from the apartment.

1998 St. Paul Pioneer Press
Stop it

United States

#16 Sep 15, 2010
Back off everyone leave Joe and his two friends alone. If they want to make a special club for them selves they have the right to do so. If they want to lie and deceive others so be it. If they want to try and trick voters let them. They have a right to lie, cheat and try to manipulate people if they want dog gone it. So stop telling the truth about what they are doing.

I am Matt Bostrom and I approve of this message
What up Matt

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Sep 15, 2010
Matt I was at the endorsing convention, how can you accept an endorsement from the Republicans when you got our DFL endorsement last spring?

What is it going to be Matt, DFL endorsement or Republican Endorsement? You can't have it both ways, either DFL or Republican. What are you a Democrat or a Republican.
Matt

United States

#18 Sep 15, 2010
Very funny, I did not right that "approve" posting. I will have more to say about this as soon as my spokesman tells me what I am thinking...
Sure

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Sep 15, 2010
Friendly Joe wrote:
ARGUMENT WITH NEIGHBOR LANDED RAMSEY AIDE MURPHY IN JAIL
Author: Ann Baker, Staff Writer
Joe Murphy, aide to Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett and an active figure in Shoreview politics for several years, spent a weekend in jail earlier this month after an argument with a neighbor.
Murphy, 27, was released Jan. 5 after the Ramsey County Attorney's office decided there weren't sufficient grounds to charge him with a crime. Murphy is former Republican Party chairman for House District 53A.
He was arrested Jan. 3 at his Shoreview apartment after neighbor Jason Stenstrom knocked on the adjoining wall and then on Murphy's door to ask him to turn down his stereo. Murphy answered the door holding a shotgun pointed at the ceiling, according to a Ramsey County Sheriff Department's report.
Stenstrom then called the sheriff's department. Two deputies went to the building at 585 Harriet Ave. and arrested Murphy, on the expectation he might be charged with making a terroristic threat. The deputies confiscated three shotguns from Murphy, according to their report.
``It's unfortunate it happened and I regret it happened,'' Murphy said Thursday in a telephone interview from New Orleans, where he and Bennett were attending a National Association of Counties meeting on justice and public safety.
``I never threatened him in any way,'' Murphy said of his demeanor toward the neighbor.``He felt threatened, which I cannot control.'' Murphy added that he intends to move from the apartment.
1998 St. Paul Pioneer Press
Joe murphy, an aide to Republican Tony Bennett was caight holding a shotgun,and threatening a neighbor and he wants us to vote for Bostrom? What has Joe been smoking?
Murphys Law

United States

#20 Sep 15, 2010
Friendly Joe wrote:
ARGUMENT WITH NEIGHBOR LANDED RAMSEY AIDE MURPHY IN JAIL
Author: Ann Baker, Staff Writer
Joe Murphy, aide to Ramsey County Commissioner Tony Bennett and an active figure in Shoreview politics for several years, spent a weekend in jail earlier this month after an argument with a neighbor.
Murphy, 27, was released Jan. 5 after the Ramsey County Attorney's office decided there weren't sufficient grounds to charge him with a crime. Murphy is former Republican Party chairman for House District 53A.
He was arrested Jan. 3 at his Shoreview apartment after neighbor Jason Stenstrom knocked on the adjoining wall and then on Murphy's door to ask him to turn down his stereo. Murphy answered the door holding a shotgun pointed at the ceiling, according to a Ramsey County Sheriff Department's report.
Stenstrom then called the sheriff's department. Two deputies went to the building at 585 Harriet Ave. and arrested Murphy, on the expectation he might be charged with making a terroristic threat. The deputies confiscated three shotguns from Murphy, according to their report.
``It's unfortunate it happened and I regret it happened,'' Murphy said Thursday in a telephone interview from New Orleans, where he and Bennett were attending a National Association of Counties meeting on justice and public safety.
``I never threatened him in any way,'' Murphy said of his demeanor toward the neighbor.``He felt threatened, which I cannot control.'' Murphy added that he intends to move from the apartment.
1998 St. Paul Pioneer Press
Let's see. Bostrom campaign staffer Hereaux caught stealing Fletcher signs. This clown intimidates neighbor with shot gun. What kind of campaign is Bostrom running?
Hello

United States

#21 Sep 15, 2010
Hey shotgun Joe, when you show up at your neighbors door with a shotgun, I think he or anyone else would feel threatened. Sounds like you should get together with DARRT PAC, another mentally challenged group of former/current sheriffs office employees with discipline issues. I think Bostrom has shown extremely poor judgement by not researching who these people are, or is he THAT desperate for campaign help?
Such Grace

United States

#22 Sep 15, 2010
Matt wrote:
Very funny, I did not right that "approve" posting. I will have more to say about this as soon as my spokesman tells me what I am thinking...
Thanks for the heads up! For a minute there, I thought you were really going to say something all by your self. You must have given Grace Kelly the day off, huh?
Hello

United States

#23 Sep 15, 2010
How could a guy NOT get charged, showing up at the neighbors with a shotgun? Methinks someone made a few calls to the county attorney on his behalf? Perhaps someone he worked for with some influence with the county board? HMMMMMMMM.
C Brown

United States

#24 Sep 15, 2010
"There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any votes... I could be their leader." Matt bostrom
Incumbent record

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Sep 16, 2010
The Ramsey County Sherriff position has NO checks and balances, ONLY the election process. Short of that, a person in the position as Sherriff can't be held accountable even to the Ramsey County Board. Surprisingly, the only one's that hire and fire a Sherriff are the voters!

There's enough on the internet of news articles that should be available for anyone willing to consider the incumbents record in office. And most certainly, his record should be looked at by anyone voting in Ramsey County!

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