Mary Jo McGuire wins special election for Minnesota Senate

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Former state Rep. Mary Jo McGuire handily won Tuesday's special election for the state Senate seat recently vacated by Ellen Anderson.
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Jerry Mo McDougle

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We need to legalize prostitution. The Dems like to give it the state up the keister, you might as well tax some of that activity.
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Nice, attack her by innuendo, criticize her for teaching, insinuate she is gay and make false claims about her. Let's see, 80% of her district is wrong? And what do fools from Wisconsin have to say about the district? you people need to get a job.
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MARY jo wishing you the best . God Bless!
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Jerry Mo McDougle wrote:
We need to legalize prostitution. The Dems like to give it the state up the keister, you might as well tax some of that activity.
Ha! I bet it took you a few hours to come up with that zinger. And you still messed it up...Oh well, back to the basement you go. Come back in a few hours when you've come up with another gem.
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shirley wrote:
MARY jo wishing you the best . God Bless!
Shirley, you can't be serious.
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Karl M wrote:
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Right. We want more taxes and more government spending. Just look at the great shape it has left the state's economy.
Right. Just look at the state the State of Minnesota is in following Tim Pawlenty. Now he wants to take on the presidency. Yikes!
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Voting in socialists like this is why the legislature is as dysfunctional as it is. McGuire is proof that democracies in the end fail. This woman is a disaster, and a lawyer. A really bad combination.
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antimelting, serious surely she is. wishing you the best also God bless.
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Proof that running on a "raising taxes" platform isn't political suicide.
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jan wrote:
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jiberish, nonsense.
He is just a simple mind. No matter the article, he justs posts the same thing. This time he forgot to add Koch brothers. That is the new, cool thing to say on here.
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Has anyone noticed the failed government with how many failed lawyers being elected into office? Failed lawyers are not the solution to our problems but they are the problem.
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WilberForce wrote:
Voting in socialists like this is why the legislature is as dysfunctional as it is. McGuire is proof that democracies in the end fail. This woman is a disaster, and a lawyer. A really bad combination.
And the conservatives have nothing to do with the legislature being dysfunctional...
Disaster? Define that please. Let's see: College of St. Catherine, Harvard University, Hamline University School of Law...sounds like a real disaster.
You would have preferred Copeland? Let's look at his background:

"Copeland's political history has more turmoil. He left his longtime home of Florida, where he had served as a county commissioner, for Minnesota in the early 1990s. He ran for office unsuccessfully several times.

He served on the Payne- Phalen District 5 Planning Council until 1996, when the board voted him out for allegedly publicly bullying, slandering and humiliating staff and board members, former board members have told the Pioneer Press.

In 2006, despite concerns about Copeland such as his having been delinquent in property taxes and being pursued by creditors the Maplewood City Council hired Copeland as city manager."
Al Gore

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Ever wonder what percent of consituents in these heavily Democratic districts are receiving their income from other tax payers? could it be as high as 80 percent? YES IT COULD!!!
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Run Copeland run away for good. Go back to Florida or anywhere just out of here, I watched you totally mismanage the city of Maplewood and misrepresent your credentials and cost the city a lot of money when the court system ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. I know the league of Minnesota cities were going to drop the city from its insurance because of his mismanagement and the claim they had to pay because of his corrupt actions.
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Hey Clueless, 99% of these companies came to Minnesota with huge tax incentives back in the 60s-70s-80s when the DFL was not hijacked by the Progressives. I have noticed they are now leaving.
The State population is also on the decline!
Granted the state population is on the decline except for one demographic. Welfare recipients moving in from out of state.
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DRE wrote:
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And the conservatives have nothing to do with the legislature being dysfunctional...
Disaster? Define that please. Let's see: College of St. Catherine, Harvard University, Hamline University School of Law...sounds like a real disaster.
You would have preferred Copeland? Let's look at his background:
"Copeland's political history has more turmoil. He left his longtime home of Florida, where he had served as a county commissioner, for Minnesota in the early 1990s. He ran for office unsuccessfully several times.
He served on the Payne- Phalen District 5 Planning Council until 1996, when the board voted him out for allegedly publicly bullying, slandering and humiliating staff and board members, former board members have told the Pioneer Press.
In 2006, despite concerns about Copeland such as his having been delinquent in property taxes and being pursued by creditors the Maplewood City Council hired Copeland as city manager."
Ha! I bet it took you a few hours to come up with that zinger. And you still messed it up...Oh well, back to the basement you go. Come back in a few hours when you've come up with another gem.
DRE

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Jerry Mo McDougle wrote:
<quoted text>Ha! I bet it took you a few hours to come up with that zinger. And you still messed it up...Oh well, back to the basement you go. Come back in a few hours when you've come up with another gem.
Wow, nice comeback. Really got me. And original too. Extra points! Now go get my order ready.
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Single, no kids, never married. Lived with mom in mom's house until she passed. A lot like Dougie Johnson, former senate tax committee chairman.
Someone should set those two kids up.
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Minnesotans are absolutely empty headed knee-jerk zombies...to vote this political socialist hack in is...stupid is as stupid does!
WHY...WHY...would anyone vote for this dumber than a rock...Tax and spend Fool.
Why do you think we are in the fiscal trouble we are in now????? These STEAL from Paul to GIVE to Pedro! It is bankrupt agenda! All/any persons with any reasoning ability will vote with their feet. This state will/is descending further into another Detroit...50% unemployment, vacant dilapidated buildings, gangs, crime, no jobs, poverty and illegals stealing everything in site! OMG we got Dimwit Dayton now another...ignoramuses!
Way to go Mary Jo

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Sick wrote:
Nice, attack her by innuendo, criticize her for teaching, insinuate she is gay and make false claims about her. Let's see, 80% of her district is wrong? And what do fools from Wisconsin have to say about the district? you people need to get a job.
Who was critical about her teaching, who said she was gay, what false claims "That she is nice?", what does Wisconsin have to do with anything and yes 80% of a democratic leaning district can and are usually wrong.

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