The twists and turns in the relationship between the Republican Party of Minnesota and their endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court, Michelle MacDonald, is starting to have the feel of a daytime soap opera.
This week Republicans leaders have cooled on MacDonald's candidacy, a change from their previous full-throated support. Confused? This story is as clear as mud.
I hesitated to post a link to MacDonald's email, because I believe it inaccurately and unfairly portrayed the original story in the Star Tribune about her arrest on suspicion of drunk driving and resisting arrest. Facts are stubborn and sometimes ugly and there is no way to put a positive spin on a political candidate for statewide office facing a criminal trial in an election year.
Rather than finding a way to contain the controversy surrounding MacDonald's candidacy, the flurry of emails only draws additional media attention to a political food fight. Stay tuned, as it is going to get messy.
A lifelong resident of Minnesota, Michael Brodkorb is an experienced communications, social media, public affairs & research consultant and is an observer of all things political. He also blogs at politics.mn. He lives in Eagan with his family.
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