Who has that on their 2020 Bingo Card?
“We dig holes”: The Rangers versus The Ecos is Reshaping the Politics of Minnesota’s Iron Mining Northland
For a hundred years the Rangers have put the LABOR in the political trifecta: Democrat-Farmer-Labor (DFL), the unique Minnesota brand of the Donk party.
But that’s all changing now.
The FARMER part of the DFL was been last seen in the rear-view mirror quite a few years ago. Draw a line from Lake of the Woods to the Iowa border and every county west of it is Red.
Last year Trump made huge inroads into the LABOR part of the DFL, taking big chunks of usually reliable Blue Votes on the economically stressed Iron Range.
The wake up call for the DFL came in Bob Dylan’s home stomping ground of Hibbing where Trump bested Clinton – a feat that would have been thought impossible even 5 years ago.
But The Times They Are A-Changin’.