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« on: November 13, 2019, 12:14:01 pm »

Would Jesse Ventura have won reelection as governor of Minnesota if he chose to run in 2002?
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 12:26:17 pm »

Would Jesse Ventura have won reelection as governor of Minnesota if he chose to run in 2002?

Not related but just found this : https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/53hv6t/jesse_ventura_fmr_governor_of_minnesota_ama/


Seems pretty interesting
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 02:08:54 pm »

No way; his personality was just way too combative with both the state DFL & GOP as well as the press. Indeed, in 2002, it was pretty clear that he wouldn't have won a second term.

He didn't make much of an effort to really work with either party, & antagonized leaders from both sides instead of putting any effort toward coalition-building. As his term went on, there were fewer & fewer people willing to work with him, with no consequences for their reluctance. Plus, his relationship with the press was downright toxic & juvenile (printing "Media Jackals" on press passes, blaming the press when his son's friends trashed the Governor's mansion, etc.).
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