Posted: 07/24/16 13:24
by Dave Mindeman
John Kline's unendorsed candidate to replace him, Darlene Miller, is getting his help. Here is a commercial running for her....
A bit bio - a bit business - a bit conservative credentials.
Miller has been getting hit by Jason Lewis as the RINO in the race. And since she has never held or sought public office before, she is an unknown.
But John Kline is supporting her, although her fundraising hasn't reflected much of that help. She seems to be behind in the polls with Lewis leading. John Howe hasn't been very visible.
But this race is about turnout. The primary voter will consist of the hardcore faithful and Kline will be the key for Miller in that regard.
Still, it doesn't help that the Pioneer Press ran a story that featured her company's (Permac) workplace safety and environmental violations.
A Pioneer Press review of public records shows the company has had to pay fines for almost two dozen workplace safety and environmental violations in the past decade.....Permac also pleaded guilty in 2008 to several misdemeanors related to disposal of toxic waste.
This race has been remarkably quiet, spending wise. But I am sure the mailboxes are getting stuffed and the phone calls are frequent.
But, for Miller, it becomes all about how much Kline is willing to do. She doesn't have much else.