I called the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce today. Their Communications Manager, Samantha Dummel, answered. Asked her when the Chamber was going to announce their endorsements for City Council, State House & Senate, and Congress. She passed me off to the Chamber President, Pat MulQueeney – voice mail left. Followed up with an email; let’s look!

Mr. MulQueeney,

My name is Tommy Johnson; I’m a blogger and resident of Eden Prairie.

Is the EP Chamber planning to endorse for City Council, State House & Senate, and Congress this year?

If so, when are the screenings scheduled, and when does the Chamber plan on announcing the endorsements?

I’m planning on writing about this tomorrow; a reply today would be appreciated.

I’ve also read that the Chamber is in support of SouthWest Light Rail and was supportive of the new Vikings football stadium bill; please reply with a statement for publication if the preceding is incorrect.

Tommy Johnson
http://www.MnProgressiveProject.com

Not to my surprise, The Chamber never replied.

But Candidates did! I’ve just learned Candidates were told there were not going to be endorsements this year; only a questionnaire the Chamber would post on-line.

Why would the Chamber refuse to endorse, and do a questionnaire?

Is it because GOP State Senator Hann and GOP Rep Kurt Stensrud opposed the Vikings stadium (“Winter Park” – the Vikings Headquarters – is located in Eden Prairie)?

Is it because GOP State Senator Hann and GOP Rep Kurt Stensrud opposed SouthWest Light Rail Transit, which the Chamber supports?

Is it because GOP State Senator Hann and GOP Rep Kurt Stensrud are so extreme, so beholden to Party Uber Local Issues, even the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce couldn’t go that far?

Stay tuned!

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

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