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Party Politics
The 7th Congressional District Convention went well (even Nolan thinks it was cool), despite waking up late, a few bad mics, and not being able to vote against 10 MINUTES for candidates to speak because I wasn't yet seated. Attending to details was stressful at times, but I really didn't have a lot to do, compared to my Mom and Dad, Pam and Lori. (Plus I looked like I meant business in my new suit.)

It was a big love-fest for Rep. Collin Peterson, whom we endorsed for the 7th CD.

Erma Vizenor, White Earth Tribal Chairwoman and Frank (among others) gave seconding speeches for Peterson.

We elected party officers and many state-wide candidates spoke, here are a few:

Amy Klobuchar, US Senate

Christian Sande, Secretary of State

Rebecca Otto, State Auditor

And the State Chair was there. I think, just to make sure everything went alright.

A few of my favorite Democrats were there, Andy Martin and Sara Kloek. If you think I'm an overacheiver, I'm nothing compared to Sara. And Andy's going to go to bat for me to get a political job this summer. (Rock On)

At the banquet, the governor candidates spoke. I didn't get pictures, cause I was sitting on the stage and didn't feel like looking star struck. Steve and Becky's speeches made me want to vote for them. Hatch's really wasn't as good. So, now I'm more torn than before. (And Steve Kelley had green beer in his hospitality room to drink while we waited in line for Al to sign our books.)

Al Franken was surprisingly serious for much of his speech but still gave us plenty of laughs. And, because Lori Olson is nice and I'm the A.Chair of Belt. Co., I got to be seated next to Mr. Franken.

My lovely uncle, Nicole and Michael kept taking my picture with Franken. Which was nice, I felt famous:)

It was a long day, but really great. (Carly, Jess and Me)

Then, Jess and I went to Keg

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