First come, first served

Filing for political office started today. MPR’s Tom Weber was up bright and early (which is nice since he’s the early guy) and gave us a rundown of who were the first candidates to file. Here’s his description:

1. GOP state rep. Joyce Peppin (had been there nearly 24 hours – spent the night napping and getting caught up on email, thanks to wi-fi in the state office building)

2. Dick Franson, DFL running for U.S. Senate. (6th run for US Senate; 23rd run for public office) Former one-term Minneapolis alderman showed up at 7 a.m.

3. Bill Dahn, running for U.S. Senate under Independence party (another perennial candidate)

4. Joy Bartscher, running for open judge seat in Ramsey County (showed up about 7:55)

5. Terri Stoneburner, incumbent, Minnesota Court of Appeals (showed up right around 8:00 am)

6. Harriet Lansing, incumbent, Minnesota Court of Appeals (showed up right around 8:00 am)

7. Kevin Ross, incumbent, Minnesota Court of Appeals (showed up right around 8:00 am)

8. Edward Toussaint, incumbent, Minnesota Court of Appeals (showed up right around 8:00 am)

You can view the filings yourself by clicking here.

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