This morning, a frequent reader of this blog informed me that the DFL might be attempting to play some dirty tricks in northern Minnesota.
First, the Republican-endorsed candidate for HD-6B is Jesse Colangelo. He’s being challenged in the GOP primary by Dan Darbo. According to this loyal reader, Darbo isn’t registered with Minnesota’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Board. Also, Republicans in the district haven’t heard of Darbo. Finally, according to GOP records, he’s never attended a GOP precinct caucus.
Based on this information, it sounds like the DFL is running a DFL candidate in the GOP primary to defeat the GOP-endorsed candidate before the general election.
That isn’t the only hijinks the DFL is playing in the district. Jason Metsa is the field coordinator for the North East Area Labor Council, aka NEALC. He’s been endorsed by Joe Begich, the DFL kingmaker on the Range as the DFL candidate for the DFL in HD-6B.
What’s exceptionally slimy about that is that NEALC is working with CREDO, another of the progressives’ astroturf organizations. CREDO bought the list with the names of every union worker in Metsa’s district. It’s a safe bet that Metsa’s opponents in the HD-6B DFL primary don’t have that list.
Isn’t it interesting that the DFL’s heavy hitters are doing everything possible to make sure their candidate gets a free ride in the DFL primary and in the general election.
This is the perfect picture for illustrating DFL corruption. The reality is that the DFL trusts all-powerful precinct bosses and back-room dealmaking to pick their candidates.