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    noahdb, behan

    The Farmer-Laborites advocated socialist policies. It was the outstate Farmer-Laborites that were far more progressive than the Democratic Party, which ran the Twin Cities as a machine.

    I never really commented on the whole Scandinavian ancestry thing but I think the original Scandinavians and Germans themselves, coming from Northern European countries, favored progressive policies and civic participation, creating the unique political culture that there is in Minnesota.  Im not saying their ancestors share any of those views.

    However, if you look at the counties where the non-partisan league and the Farmer-Labor Party did well, they still tend to be DFL strong-holds.

    "Never separate the life you live from the words you speak" -Paul Wellstone

    by WellstoneDem on Fri Nov 07, 2008 at 07:02:05 PM PST

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