Could Republicans pick up a Senate seat in… Minnesota?

April 30, 2012

Sleeper race:

Pete Hegseth, a 31-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran and the former director of Vets for Freedom, may be the GOP’s best chance to defeat Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota’s first-term Democratic senator. But he first has to win the endorsement of the state Republican party.


Hegseth launched his Senate campaign in March, after having returned from his last tour in Afghanistan, and raised over $160,000 his first month on the trail. Klobuchar, a reliable liberal vote for the Democratic majority in the Senate, is popular in Minnesota, but Hegseth says he can make the case that the senator’s moderate image at home contrasts with her voting record in Washington. Minnesotans, Hegseth’s thinking goes, just need to learn how liberal that record is.

16 Responses to Could Republicans pick up a Senate seat in… Minnesota?

  1. I am on April 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Posts on everything but the candidate. Good thinking Poli he’s doing a pretty good job of sinking his campaign on his own.

    He actually went so far as to make Carter looker tougher than himself today. Not an easy task. Its going to be interesting seeing if Romney will be able to go a week without sticking his foot in his mouth or flip flopping on something he said in the past. .

  2. invalid10 on April 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Pete Hegseth is going down.

    Get behind Kurt Bills Polipundit

  3. Stupid anti-American liberal on April 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Tens of thousands to lose jobs.

    See you in November.

  4. unclefred on April 30, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Hey I am:
    Consider this. Should you lose Minnesota you are probably looking at losing the ability to filibuster the Senate. The fact that his guy has a remote chance, should give you pause.

  5. setnaffa on April 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Expect the Defeatocrats to become ever more shrill and leftist as the election draws closer.

    Expect them to try to postpone the election somehow.

    They can’t win without cheating, even in their own camps.

  6. I am on May 1, 2012 at 2:03 am

    UF the way I see it beating Obama should be a cinch. Romney might be the man capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory though.

    Keeping up the attacks on women rights, fevered race hate, being obstructionist, anti-science, whining about killing bin laden (actually making the Dems look stronger on defense than the GOP) and thats just in the last 3 days.

    I can’t really fault the GOP. With the economy teetering they might as well give Obama a few more years to bring it back from the edge before another GOP set of deregulation that leads to a huge ripoff of the average Joe while claiming to be fiscal conservatives.

  7. Michael D. Mitschele on May 1, 2012 at 3:11 am

    It deponents on people those will give him votes.

  8. I am on's caregiver on May 1, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Please forgive I am on’s posts on this thread. We’re in the process of adjusting his (or her or it, as we’re not really sure what if any sex I am on is) medications and until we get the right mix of psychotropics I am on’s post are likely to be, so to speak, really out there.

  9. ATTILA on May 1, 2012 at 5:33 am

    give Obama a few more years to bring it back from the edge before~~~I am nutz

    It was your hero obammer that has pushed it over the edge.

  10. ATTILA on May 1, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Don’t expect much from the board trolls today, it is may first,
    the world wide holiday for a who’s who’s of the the leftwing biosphere.

  11. setnaffa on May 1, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Attila, we’re hoping to give a “holiday” to a lot more come November… Regardless of their willingness to go…

  12. anonymous un-RINO on May 1, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Yeah, in Minnesota, the Paulbot likely has a better chance at this seat than the typical RINO fav. I doubt the Beltway RINOs are going to be spending any cash on any of these Minnesota candidates, as they have better things to spend their RINO cash on, like Lugar and Hatch and Brown and all their other RINO buddies. So better for we conservatives to support the MN candidate who’s got some voter enthusiasm behind him, and that appears to be the Paulbot.

  13. You are too stupid... on May 1, 2012 at 6:39 am

    <strike.Tens of thousands to lose jobs.

    See you in November.

    …to post. You should not post stupid.

  14. Stupid anti-American liberal on May 1, 2012 at 6:43 am

    html much?


  15. I am on May 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    html much? Says the person the breaks the thread.