Ashwin Madia is running for congress in my district. As a Democrat, he’ll replace (if elected) a long term Republican who is retiring. I was a delegate for Madia at the local level.
I live in one of those gerrymandered districts. It looks like a giant amoeba attempting to engulf the Twin Cities (the Minneapolis half), and is designed to include both white trashy working class and upper class mini-van suburbs, trending republicans.
The reason for this is that the congressional districts that overlap with the Metropolitan Council area of control get represented on that council. By having sufficient Republicans on the council Met efforts to build public transport and improve things like libraries and schools can be kept under control. Wouldn’t want the government doing anything like that, would we.
Here’s Madia’s latest ad:
Madia has a good chance, though, of turning this district Dem. It is, quite frankly, rather embarrassing that the Great State of Minnesota has ANY Republican members in congress. We need to totally change that.
Hat Tip: Minnesota Campaign Report