Almost exactly eight years ago, Ember Reichgott Junge ran one of the most lackluster campaigns for statewide office in recent Minnesota political history. Despite being assistant majority leader in the state senate and the endorsed candidate of the DFL Party, Junge limped home a distant third behind Mike Hatch and David Lillehaug with less than a quarter of the vote in the 1998 DFL primary for attorney general. Even in the dog days of summer, Junge's demise was a foregone conclusion, with disillusioned former staffers already cracking "Where's Waldo?" jokes in reference to her invisibility... More >>>
By Craig Lassig
Now if there were a candidate named "Perkins" on the ballot, we'd have a tasty race on our hands!