Tonight I went to another political meet and greet. Second one this week. And I took my daughter. Again.
I’m not sure what’s going on.
That’s not true. I’m angry. That’s what’s going on. This story broke about Minnesota House candidate Lindsey Port being blackballed by DFL donors for speaking out against sexual misconduct.
So I’m feeling this push to be involved, to speak out, to let my voice be heard. I’m not just going to sit at home and complain.
Tonight Lexi and I walked to the coffee shop to hear from Minnesota 2nd Congressional District candidate Jeff Erdmann (“It’s spelled like ‘Nerdman,’ but take the ‘n’ off the front and put it on the back.”). He’s challenging 2016 DFL candidate Angie Craig for the DFL endorsement to face incumbent Jason Lewis in November.
I liked hearing Jeff’s story. He teaches American government to ninth graders at Rosemount High School. He teaches varsity football. He’s on reduced time at school in order to campaign (as reduced as he can and still keep health insurance) and his wife took a part-time job. Continue reading Meeting Congressional Candidates: Jeff Erdmann