John Marty may make another run for governor if he can convince John Marty to run. A new Web site, johnmarty.org, says:
Our state and nation face challenges that will not be solved by business as usual – the worst economic times since the great depression, the foreclosure crisis, rising unemployment, and increasing economic and social disparities. These challenges require the kind of change that is only available from a leader of vision and courage.
That’s why we are encouraging John Marty to run for Governor and are forming an exploratory campaign. Please join us!
We are encouraging Senator Marty to run for Governor because of his vision, his strength, his integrity and his courage.
The Web site coincides with a mass e-mailing of the announcement. The return address says it’s from John Marty. The Web site is paid for by Minnesotans for Marty. The address of Minnesotans for Marty is Marty’s Roseville home.
Marty ran for governor in 1994, garnering 33% of the vote, against incumbent Arne Carlson.
Other candidates in the race for the DFL nomination are Sen. Tom Bakk, Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner, and Rep. Paul Thissen.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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