MINNESOTA 10 Electoral Votes
Bush-Cheney Gore-Lieberman
Campaign Campaign
State Chairman: Norm Coleman
Bush-Cheney: Tony Sutton (Ex. Dir. Rep. Party of MN)
Exec. Dir. (unpaid): Mike Campbell
Office: on Concordia

Victory 2000: Jen Williamson (Dep. Ex. Dir. Rep. Party of MN)

Republican Party of Minnesota
Chairman: Ron Eibensteiner
Exec. Dir.: Tony Sutton
Office: 480 Cedar St, Suite 560   St Paul

Gore-Lieberman State Chairman: Rick Stafford
Gore-Lieberman State Director: Buck Humphrey
...started early Aug. 2000.  30 year old grandson of Hubert Humphrey; on leave from job as manager of government affairs for AgriBank.
Political Director: Aaron Mendelsohn
Office: 352 Wacouta Street, St. Paul  (same bldg as MN DFL)

Coordinated Campaign Director: Jerry Samargia

Minnesota DFL
Chairman: Mike Erlandson
Exec. Dir.: 
Office: 352 Wacouta St., St. Paul

Candidate Travel (Aug. 1-Nov. 7)
GWB: 1 visit
DC: 2 visits
Candidate Travel (Aug. 1-Nov. 7)
AG: 1 visit
JL: 3 visits
Nov. 6 -- JL visits Minnesota DFL Coordinated Campaign headquarters (940 Rice Street), Minneapolis
Nov. 2 -- 1. JL attends the Iron Range Rally for LTV Steelworkers, Hibbing (Chisholm).  2. JL attends a GOTV rally at the Sports and Health Complex, University of Minnesota--Duluth Campus, Duluth
Nov. 1 -- 1. GWB and LB on "Bringing America Together" tour (tax reform) Victory 2000 rally at Sun Country Airline Hangar in Minneapolis.  2. GWB and LB on "Bringing America Together" tour (tax reform-Don and Judy Carlson of Duluth) Victory 2000 rally at Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth.
Oct. 30 -- DC morning visit to Lourdes High School in Rochester.
Oct. 28 -- AG rally, Nicollet Mall at 5th Street, Minneapolis
Oct. 20 -- DC visits IntraNet Solutions, Inc. in Eden Prairie (Minneapolis area).
Oct. 10 -- JL greets supports at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (en route DC to WA), Minneapolis
A Sampling of More Campaign Activity A Sampling of More Campaign Activity
Nov. 4 -- Barbara Bush rallies at an elementary school in Stillwater.

Nov. 4 -- Bob Dole campaigns for Republicans at the American Legion in Mankato.

Nov. 4 -- Actress Dixie Carter ("Designing Women") makes several stops in Minnesota.

Oct. 27 -- Liz Cheney Perry rallies at Minnesota State University in Mankato; Roseville, Woodbury and St. Paul.

On Oct. 27 the campaign sent out a release announcing that Andrew Quinn of Litchfield, "a longtime Democratic activist in Minnesota and Meeker County farmer," was endorsing Bush and would serve as the Minnesota State Chairman of Americans for Bush (the coalition of independents and Democrats supporting Bush). 

Oct. 13 -- Lynne Cheney at the Seed Academy Harvest Preparatory School, an elementary charter school in Minneapolis.

Nov. 5 -- Former Cabinet Secretaries Henry Cisneros and Federico Peña, SBA administrator Aida Alvarez, local Hispanic officials and Kristin Gore rally Hispanic voters in a rec center on the West Side of St. Paul.

Nov. 4 -- Bill Bradley, Kristin Gore, director Rob Reiner, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Seinfeld") and actor Dule Hill ("The West Wing") speak to students at Macalester College in St. Paul. Bradley and Kristin Gore at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

Nov. 3 -- Sec. of Education Richard Riley in Bloomington (source: Checks & Balances website).

Nov. 2 -- Sec. of Agriculture Dan Glickman commences bus tour in St. Paul.

Nov. 1 -- DNC National Chair Joe Andrew and Texas Democratic Party Chair Molly Beth Malcolm respond to the Bush visits at press conferences in Minneapolis and Duluth (start of "Get Out the Truth Tour"). 

Oct. 31 -- Tipper Gore addresses supporters and undecided voters at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.

Oct. 31 -- Human Rights Campaign Executive Director Elizabeth
Birch, NARAL vice president Alice Germond, Sierra Club representative at University of Minnesota (five-state tour by reps. of progressive groups--OR, WA 10/29, NM, MN, WI 10/31).

Oct. 24 -- Jesse Jackson rallies students at the University of Minnesota and speaks at couple of other get-out-the-vote stops in Minneapolis.

Sept. 7 -- Hadassah Lieberman visits a Head Start Program in Minneapolis, accompanied by Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton; listens to the economic concerns of women at the Chrysallis-A Center For Women in south Minneapolis; rallies at the Regal Hotel in downtown Minneapolis; attends reception at private home; attends dinner at private home. ($)

Also note: Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) was an important asset for the Gore campaign in wooing potential Nader supporters, both in Minnesota and in other states.

Television Television
Some Newspaper Endorsements Some Newspaper Endorsements
St. Paul Pioneer Press --10/15/00 Star Tribune --10/22/00

Miscellaneous Notes Miscellaneous Notes
A Star Tribune Minnesota Poll reported on Oct. 20 put Bush ahead of Gore 44 to 41% among likely voters with 8% for Nader. 

On a "Non-Voter Tour" tour, Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke hold reception ($100) followed by Super Rally with Michael Moore (suggested $7 donation) at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Sept. 22.  At the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on Oct. 31 Nader participated, along with Independence Party Gov. Jesse Ventura, in a town meeting "The Third Voice" held by ABC News "Nightline" and KSTP Channel 5.
Winona LaDuke lives on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota.  She spoke at a rally at University of Minnesota-Duluth on Oct. 29.
Also, Nader's media consultant, Bill Hillsman of North Woods Advertising is based in Minneapolis.

In Minneapolis Oct. 17-18.  He spoke at a town meeting at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on Oct. 18.

In Minneapolis/St. Paul on Sept. 27-28 doing interviews and the debate.

The Third Party Presidential Debate
The Independence Party of Minnesota hosted a presidential debate on Sept. 28 at the Roy Wilkins Ballroom at St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul.  All candidates with ballot access in enough states to gain the requisite 270 electoral votes were invited (seven candidates: Pat Buchanan, Harry Browne, George Bush, Al Gore, John Hagelin, Ralph Nader and Howard Phillips).  Buchanan did not respond to the invitation; Nader would only participate if Bush ad Gore did.  Thus only Browne, Hagelin and Phillips participated in the two-hour debate, which was moderated by Shawn Towle (publisher of the Checks & Balances website), and televised on C-SPAN.

Copyright 2000, 2001  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.