The same day – this Saturday – DFL CD3 Delegates gather to endorse the person that’s going to beat Erik Paulsen, R=Bachmann, CD3 GOPers are meeting to re-endorse Postage-Stamp Paulsen. So I took a quick look at the GOP CD3 website, and what did I see?

Let’s look!!!

So, to make sure he’s not primaried by Tea Party Republicans, ol’ Postage Stamp Paulsen (who allegedly really, Really, REALLY hates “gov’t waste!”) has gone all-in on the Ryan Budget.

Which is really rather funny; way back when – when he first ran for the congressional seat Jim Ramstad vacated via retirement – Paulsen claimed he was a “moderate” in the mold of Frenzel and Ramstad. It’s a schtick he recently tried to peddle again last September, at a Town Hall in Mound. It’s a fine-line Paulsen toes; having to go all-in to appease the Right Wing Nut Jobs while trying to convince the electorate he’s really just, well, “not”.

And appease he does! You’ll see posts down the road, comparing Paulsen’s votes to, say, Bachmann – for just one! “Talks like a moderate; votes like a Bachmann!” might just be a common theme!

Back to Paulsen’s post to the RWNJ’s in the GOP’s 3rd CD: What is this noxious and vile Budget Ryan wrote, and Paulsen is all-in on? From National Public Radio:

President Barak Obama: “It is a Trojan horse. Disguised as deficit reduction plans, it’s really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It is thinly veiled social Darwinism.”

And in Paulsen’s world, that’s just fine.

Here on terra firma? Not so much.

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

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There are two announced DFL candidates to take on GOPer Erik Bachmann Michele Paulsen Erik Paulsen in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District – Sharon Sund of Plymouth and Brian Barnes of Edina.

To help ensure the defeat of Paulsen, who claims he’s a moderate but acts like a teabagger, the DFL’s 3rd CD is hosting a fundraiser & Silent Auction tomorrow, Saturday, in Wayzata! Hey – just $35 gets you in the door – where you can bid on some fabulous items!

Personally, Im going to be bidding on a breakfast with DFL Party Chair Ken Martin.

This is a great chance to meet the candidates and help with that essential campaign resource: money.

If you can’t make it, but want to help, you can donate directly to the candidates via ActBlue. Click here for Sharon Sund and/or click here for Brian Barnes.

Both Sharon and Brian are great people with compelling stories; it’s going to be interesting to see who builds the best campaign.

Visit their campaign websites for more info: and

And hopefully, I’ll see you tomorrow night!

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