Monday, December 19, 2005

Ek Bounced from Special Election Ballot

The Minnesota Supreme Court today ruled that Republican Sue Ek did not establish residency in time for next week's special legislative election in St. Cloud (15B)and can not be listed on the ballot. Link to the ruling is here.

The court did not make any ruling about replacing Ek on the ballot.

This is what DFL Chair Brian Melendez had to say:
“Today the Supreme Court of Minnesota confirmed what the facts have already shown: Sue Ek doesn’t live in St. Cloud, and wasn’t telling the truth when she ran for elected office saying that she did.

“From day one, the Republicans have been playing political games with the people of St. Cloud. Gov. Pawlenty scheduled the special election two days after Christmas, which would ensure low voter turnout, and disfranchise the students of St. Cloud State University. Then the Republicans advanced a candidate who didn’t even live in the district. The Supreme Court wasn’t fooled. The voters won’t be fooled either.

“The voters have a clear choice in Larry Haws. Haws has proven himself with over 32 years of public service to the people of the St. Cloud area. He is honest, trustworthy and the best choice to represent the Granite City at the State Capitol.”


Blogger Tony Muehlbauer said...

Dear Ox,

Yes I would like a Dan "Ox" Ochsner for State Senate lawn sign. Please send it to my home office. I want to let you know, that this is a very confusing document. I had a hard time understanding what I'm signing up for here.

And don't cum until Thursday. According to the Billings Method, I'll have to take my temp "downstairs" and let you know if you have the green light to "bring it" if you know what I mean :)


Sue Ek
Saint Paul, MN 55116

9:14 PM  

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