Amy Klobuchar is one of, if not the best candidates available in the DFL party right now to swing an election. On Friday, a new poll was released by Zogby and the conservative-leaning Wall Street Journal that shows Amy Klobuchar leading Mark Kennedy 49.2% to 41.4%. Amy Klobuchar has gained a percentage point since the last poll in January.
Of course we all know polls can change rapidly, but the real indication that Mark Kennedy is in trouble is that not only did Amy Klobuchar beat Mark Kennedy, but Ford Bell would beat Mark Kennedy by nearly 4 percentage points. Ford Bell is a fine candidate, but he does not have the name recognition Amy Klobuchar has, and he still beats Mark Kennedy.
The election is not today though. Mark Kennedy’s ads have not started yet. He is so desperate to win, that he will probably do anything. Just like Patty Wetterling was in 2004, this year’s DFL candidate will likely be dishonestly attacked by Mark Kennedy.
Mark Kennedy has no choice but to run negative ads. He has nothing good to run on. Mark Kennedy, like my representative John Kline, is suffering from his attachment to a dangerously incompetent executive administration. Kennedy supports the Bush White House 97% of the time.
Kennedy voted against federal Clean Air and Water standards and to reduce liability for polluters. He came out recently with the statement that he has “been a strong advocate for increasing Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funding,” despite the fact that last year he voted to cut the program by $176 million dollars.
I guess there is one positive for Kennedy. He has a higher percentage than Bush’s approval rating…
Amy is an honest, believes in accountability, is tough and is committed to making government work better. Show your support. Make a donation to her “Spring Cleaning” fund raiser to “sweep corruption out of Washington D.C.”