As you read this, I’m heading over to my polling station to get in line to vote. I may not be the first in the door, but I’ll be close.
- Governor/Lt. Governor: No surprise here. Emmer/Meeks. I believe I’ve made my reasoning amply clear both recently and over the past six months.
- Congress: Teresa Collett. For all sorts of positive reasons – she is brilliant and has the best vision – and, regrettably, negative ones as well, given Betty McCollum’s crushing vapidity.
- Secretary of State: Dan Severson. Our election system is a disgrace. We need to put the grownups in charge, and eject the Soros-sponsored ACORN effluvium Richie.
- Attorney General: Chris Barden. It’ll be so much easier to untangle the corruption of the Hatch years if his successor can’t claim executive privilege.
- State Auditor: Pat Anderson. She’s qualified, she has experience, she has integrity. Otto has experience, sort of. No brainer.
- SD66: Greg Copland.
- HD66B: Bob Koss.
- Ramsey County Commission, District 4: Rory Koch.
- Appellate Court: Dan Griffith
- Minnesota Supreme Court: Greg Wersal and Tim Tingelstad. It’s time to start tossing incumbents.
- Ramsey County Sheriff: Matt Bostrom will be the first endorsed DFLer I will have voted for since 1998. He may well be the last. Let’s make it count.
- Ramsey County Attorney: Dave Schultz. Not because of anything he’s done, necessarily, although he is fully qualified to do the job. I am voting against the DFL machine; John Choi is just another cog in that machine. I can not in good conscience support him.
- An unopposed RamCo judge position: For three of them, I will be filling in family pets. I do this to ensure my vote is counted. One of those pets will be Nosemarie, my cat. But whenever I write this, Nose usually gets between 3 and 7 other write-in votes. Which is fun, and let me assure you, Noser appreciates it. But it defeats my purposes to an extent; I can’t tell which one is my ballot. So two of my other pets, who shall remain anonymous, shall also receive votes for unopposed judicial seats (for judges with terrible records on father’s rights, usually). When I check back after the election for vote totals, and see them on the register, I know Mark Ritchie failed to disenfranchise me for yet another cycle.