Senator and progressive saint Amy Klobuchar (DFL-MN) has a challenger for the Democrat nomination in this August’s upcoming party primary.
According a post in the blog Law & Crime, convicted murderer Leonard Richards (Department of Corrections ID No. 149837) has tossed his hat into the ring and is taking on the popular multiple term incumbent:
Minnesota is a state with a reputation for friendliness and a unique political dynamic. Technically, there is no Democratic Party per se in Minnesota. As a lasting testament to the state’s progressive movement history, left-of-center Minnesota voters cast ballots for the Democratic-Farmer-Laborer Party.
Amy Klobuchar is the incumbent senator on the DFL ballot line and she’s not facing any serious competition. At least not in the usual sense of the word. But she does have an opponent: convicted double murderer Leonard Richards.
Richards, a convicted murder presently incarcerated at the Minnesota state penitentiary, has filed election papers and will be Klobuchar’s only opponent in the DFL primary a month hence.
A true Shakespearean literalist, it remains to be seen if Richards campaign platform will preach what he practices: he is serving a life sentence for murdering his attorney in 1987.
While the odds of mounting a successful campaign are long, The Third Time just might be the charm for this budding DFL career politician.
Richards initially ran for Congress as a Democrat in 1992. At that time was after the MN-8 House seat and campaigned again in 1994 in his first run for his party’s Senate nod.
Richards and another non-DFL endorsed candidate, Attorney General hopeful, Keith Ellison, are both seeking their respective nominations through the primary process.