With the MnGOP State Convention underway and with the delegates voting on the US Senate seat, anti-Ortman people have sent out a flier that’ll hit Sen. Ortman hard. Here’s the flier:

That’s gotta sting Sen. Ortman. Conventional wisdom said that she was the favorite for endorsement coming into this weekend’s convention but she only got 22% of the delegates. That was only good for a third place finish for the first ballot.

With questions being asked if Sen. Ortman parked some delegates with other candidates, it isn’t unreasonable to think that she might do better with the second ballot. This flier is a reminder to delegates that she isn’t the “conservative champion” that Sarah Palin called her.

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. Saying that the outcome isn’t clear is understatement. Still, Sen. Ortman can’t afford many more hits like she’s sustained thus far.

2 Responses to “Ortman gets unflattering press”

  • walter hanson says:


    I think you can tell how much damage her position on Obamacare had when you had less than one out of every four delegates wanting to vote for her. Sure her cap and trade might have counted for some votes, but it looks like three out of every four made up their mind not to vote for her because of it.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Gary Gross says:

    Walter, I think Sen. Ortman’s positions on the ACA & raising taxes just crippled her, with the full repeal on the ACA being the most damaging of the things.

    I took lots of heat for writing about those things but it was the right thing to do. From my perspective, it’s my affirmative responsiblity to inform people. When I find other things out about something I wrote about, I write another post about it. That’s how I do things.

    The bottom line is that the delegates decided she wasn’t their first choice. Always trust the people.

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