The second ballot totals for the GOP endorsement for US Senate are just in and it isn’t looking good for Julianne Ortman:

Sen. Ortman’s support dropped by 2 points from the first ballot to the second. Did this flier have that much of an effect?

This certainly isn’t what Team Ortman was expecting. It’s one thing to be trailing after the first ballot. It’s another to trail 2 candidates after the first ballot. It’s quite another to be trailing those candidates after the second ballot. It’s the ultimate slap in the face to be trailing those candidates after the second ballot and losing ground. This isn’t the script Team Ortman had written.

To steal a Yogi Berra saying “It’s still early but it’s getting later than you think.” I’d just ad that it’s getting later faster than Team Ortman would like.

One Response to “How long will Ortman last?”

  • walter hanson says:


    I think not being given much praise here is what I think what finally got McFadden over the top is that he started running a campaign before the convention. Al Franken is already trying to respond.

    Given that it looked like our candidate wasn’t around trying to fight Amy K I think that is what got Mike over the finish line.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

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