Tom Emmer Hires New Campaign Manager

The name of Republican candidate for Minnesota Governor Tom Emmer’s new campaign manager may be familiar to those who followed the Al Franken/ Norm Coleman race in 2008.  Emmer has hired Coleman’s former campaign manager Cullen Sheehan to head a campaign that is lagging in the polls and fundraising behind Emmer’s three DFL (Democratic Farmer Labor Party) opponents. Sheehan currently serves as chief of staff of the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus (from which he is taking a leave of absence). Before  managing Coleman’s campaign he was Executive Director of the Iowa Republican Party. Sheehan is good at sticking to the talking points while under fire.

The UpTake Showed The World “Our Victory Was Fair And Legitimate”

Senator Al Franken talks about The UpTake at Netroots Nation 2010 in Las Vegas
“When the main stream media relying on bad information was pronouncing us dead during the recount, it was bloggers like Nate Silver who were able to change the conventional wisdom. “Meanwhile, The UpTake, my state’s own homegrown source for citizen journalism …The UpTake was showing the world that Minnesota is not Florida and that our victory was fair and legitimate.”