On Camera:MN Primary Exit Poll Interviews

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By Craig Stellmacher
From the MN Church Center on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, I conducted a number of exit interviews. I heard from supporters of almost every candidate, but I probably heard the name Dayton more often than all others. These were serious voters, almost to a person, they said that it was an obligation to come in and vote. “You can’t bitch–if you don’t vote”–said one lady. The issues, were largely economic, but I also ran into an Emmer supporter that said he was voting for “moral” reasons, and he was voting against gay marriage and abortion by voting for Emmer.

Target HQ Gets 240,000 Boycott Notices

By Bill Sorem

High noon, August 6, 2010. Irate activists visited Target headquarters about the boycott of Target Stores for the $150,000 contribution the corporation made to a group supporting Republican Tom Emmer. Activists say Emmer is seen as an enemy of LGBT people, immigrants and other groups. Randi Reitan, the woman seen by more than 250,000 people in an UpTake video last week cutting up her Target charge card to protest Target’s action was joined by her husband Phillip and Son Jacob to deliver signatures of 240,000 people across the nation to the Target CEO. Target security blocked the public skyway entrance leading to the 2nd floor lobby forcing the group to deliver their petitions to the foot of the frozen escalator.