Knockoff Naomi

A few extra candidate commentaries for Minnesota. I'm no Kritzer, but I'll do what I can.

Apple Valley

Erin Maye Quade, MN Senate

Erin Maye Quade for all of Apple Valley and a good bit of Rosemount, too.

Robert Bierman / John Huot, MN House

Robert Bierman in the west; John Huot in the east (and stretching into Rosemount, I believe).

Ben Baglio, Apple Valley City Council

I like that he wants to -- gasp! -- let a mini-Target be under an aparment unit instead of only next to it.

I like his "yes, and" enthusiasm for development.

You get to pick a second -- between the two incumbents, I'd go with John Bergman, the longstanding one. He seemed a little more open to creativity than the other one who seemed a bit more "don't ever change anything I don't like stuff."

Clint Hoopaw, Apple Valley Mayor

Incumbent. He seems fine. I wasn't terribly impressed by the challenger when I met him.

Bigger races