STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Political Notebook: Social media can trip politicians
Twitter and other social media are becoming intertwined with politics.
Two situations illustrated that in the past week, and showed the connection can be politically dangerous.
U.S. Rep. Anthony Wei... Posted on 6/20/11 at 2:26 AM
Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer ended their quest for the Minnesota governor’s office as differently as they were on the campaign trail.
Dayton, the liberal winner, was somber. Emmer, the conservative loser, was light hearted. The contrast was much like their campaigns, which presented voters the starkest liberal-conservative gap in memory.
More than 84 percent of the 2.1 million Minnesota governor race ballots have been counted a second time, with Democrat Mark Dayton maintaining a lead far bigger than any Minnesota recount ever has overturned.
One of Minnesota's two governor hopefuls is in Washington, D.C. today, meeting with governors and White House officials, while representatives of the other are challenging ballots and thinking about challenging the election in court.
The Douglas County commissioners meeting room was bustling Monday morning.
But this time, it wasn’t because of a board meeting; it was because of the governor’s race recount between Mark Dayton and Tom Emmer.
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