Monday, February 13, 2006

Peter Idusogie runs for US Senate

Radio veteran Wendy Wilde is new Inside Minnesota Politics podcast host
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Peter Idusogie today announced his intention to run for the US Senate seat being vacated by Mark Dayton.

In an exclusive interview with Wendy Wilde on Inside Minnesota Politics, Idusogie said he will run as an independent candidate "independent of the Democratic Party, independent of the Republican Party, and independent of the Independence party".

Idusogie has been the host of the Inside Minnesota podcast since it was launched nearly a year ago.

On the program, Idusogie said he would make his formal announcement in the coming weeks. He is still assembling his campaign team. He promised a bold campaign focusing on "righteousness and justice for all" and said one of his primary goals is a national health care bill for America.

Listen as Peter Idusogie discusses with Wendy Wilde why he's running and how he plans to overcome the advantages his opponents have in money and name recognition.

Inside Minnesota Politics Producer Mike McIntee issued the following statement:

"To avoid even the appearance of any conflict of interest, Peter and I have decided it is best that he no longer host Inside Minnesota Politics. However, the podcast will continue with its mission to report on Minnesota politics including interviewing candidates, and tackling those tough issues we face today in our democracy.

"Like any other US Senate candidate, Peter will be welcome as an occasional guest at the Inside Minnesota Politics microphone.

"I'm happy to report that long-time radio talk show host Wendy Wilde has agreed to help out with hosting the show. Wendy most recently was the morning host on Air America Minnesota and before that worked for WCCO-AM.

"I thank Peter for the inspiration he has brought our podcast listeners and me. I look forward to maintaining the high level of quality Peter has brought to Inside Minnesota Politics with the help of the incredibly knowledgeable and talented Wendy Wilde."

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Blogger Odin said...

Excellent news Peter, I helped you out at the CD 2 convention to help you get to congress, and now i am proud to tell you sign me up as your first volunteer.

7:05 PM  
Blogger tru1 said...

Peter, I am so happy you made this decision. We were all waiting for you to announce this. We have the army of people wanting to vote for the only candidate that is willing to move the cheese!

7:45 PM  
Blogger theonewhospeaksthetruth said...

praise God for sending someone to speak the truth. you are the man to do it! sign me up to volunteer. stay true to your vision of righteousness and justice!!!

12:29 AM  
Blogger Minnesota_Voter said...

Finally! We have someone who can stand up for the people without having to grovel at the feet of the Democratic or Republican party. Thank You for your independence!

Now go out there and stick it to BUSH!

2:31 AM  

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