|Delegates and reporters in
town for the Republican National Convention had the opportunity to
enjoy the 2008 Minnesota State Fair which ran from Aug. 21-Sept.
1. None of
the presidential candidates made it to the Fair in 2008 -- in 2004 both
John Kerry, the Democratic nominee, and Vice
Dick Cheney made stops -- but there was
plenty of politicking at party and candidate booths spread
throughout the fairgrounds. Reported attendance for the 12 days
Fair was 1,693,533.
|*Results of the Sept. 9 U.S. Senate
primaries: Sen. Norm Coleman won the Republican primary with over
90% of the vote. Al Franken won the DFL primary, gaining 65.3% to
29.7% for Priscilla Lord Faris. Seven candidates sought
Independence Party nomination; Dean Barkley won the primary with 58.9%
of the vote. Jack Uldrich finished second with 12.4%; Darryl
was sixth with 5.5%.
|Copyright © 2008 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action||