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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Star Tribune article

The Star Tribune has a very positive article regarding Barkley's website claim that he's the most effective US Senator in state history.

The fact that Dean has US Senate experience is going to go a long ways in overcoming the usual third party obstacles. While he will be just one of 100 he proved that an independent can be effective. This also gives him the national credibility to bring in a few extra out of state donations, and late if he remains competitive might get him the national media exposure. And debate access is almost a given.

The attack machine is out hard on him for a reason, because he does represent fiscal conservatism in a race where very clearly the Democrats and Republicans do not deliver, and because Al Franken has the potential to free fall if any viable alternative presents itself be it in the primary or general election.

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