It has been no secret that our Senate seat in Minnesota was endangered from the beginning. Dayton beat a weak opponent in a self funded campaign by a margin of about 3 points, winning because of the gender gap. Without much to his name, and with enough bad press he was probably right when he basically said he was not the strongest candidate to hold the seat.
The problem is that the deep bench of the DFL (the equivalent of the national Democratic party) is gone, and Republican opportunists have moved in (John Kline) or switched parties (Norm Coleman).
We do have one great candidate if he would be willing to run - Alan Page.
A little about Alan Page:
First the name recognition:
Born: Aug. 7, 1945
All-America at Notre Dame in 1966 and member of two national championship teams
6-time NFL All-Pro and 1971 Player of Year with Minnesota Vikings
Second his supurb Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Notre Dame, 1967
Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1978
Finally his recent political experience:
Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1993-present
Assistant Attorney General, State of Minnesota, 1987-1993
Special Assistant Attorney General (Employment Law Division), 1985-1987
Associate, Lindquist & Vennum, 1979-1984
Here is some contact info:
Alan Page for Justice
PO BOX 581982