Eric Pusey at Minnesota “Progressive” Project complains about John Kline:
Kline is notorious for rarely if ever appearing in public. Kline only appears at events where the contact is either with pre-screened, conservative-only audiences or the questions are screened in advance. Kline doesn’t debate.
Either do Keith Ellison – a prickly little man who can’t tolerate dissent – or Betty McCollum, who would be overmatched debating Anna Nicole Smith.
Pusey is writing on behalf of “Powers“, the DFL’s endorsed victim in the 2nd CD. Powers, a construction worker who beat Shelly Madore in the “unified” DFL in the 2nd CD, is on his way to getting maybe 30% this November.
“Plus, we’re getting lots of hits on our website after every parade or event,” he continued. “People are checking me out further after they first meet me.”
To be honest, I’d like to see debates in every district for every race – but I can see why Kline doesn’t take the chance in a district where he has a crushing advantage, in a city where the media will wrench everything he says out of context.
Not sure that Ellison and McCollum have the same excuse…