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Progressive Minnesotan Candidates

Al Franken declared his candidacy for the US Senate today, as a resident of the great state of Minnesota. Much more interesting—to me, at least—is the fact that my good pal John Nephew of Atlas Games also declared his candidacy for the city council of Maplewood, Minnesota.

It’s always great to see smart, articulate people get involved in the civic arena, and I applaud both John and Al for stepping up to these challenges.

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  1. The “Big Question” is whether he will rename Maplewood with the more powerful sounding Thyatis and whether he will start up gladiatorial games where he can hire adventurers to investigate murders.

    Don’t know much about Nephew’s politics, but “Legions of Thyatis inspired one of the better adventures of my Mystara campaign.

  2. The “Big Question” is whether he will rename Maplewood with the more powerful sounding Thyatis and whether he will start up gladiatorial games where he can hire adventurers to investigate murders.

    Don’t know much about Nephew’s politics, but “Legions of Thyatis inspired one of the better adventures of my Mystara campaign.

  3. John’s one of the sharpest people I know. I’d vote for him in a heartbeat. At the city level, parties and other labels don’t mean much, but from what he’s posted on his website so far I can see he’s applying the same critical eye to local politics as he does to everything else.

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    John’s one of the sharpest people I know. I’d vote for him in a heartbeat. At the city level, parties and other labels don’t mean much, but from what he’s posted on his website so far I can see he’s applying the same critical eye to local politics as he does to everything else.

  5. Franken’s a gifted comedian, and I’ve enjoyed his commentary over the years. I agree that senate is a large leap for someone who’s never held office, but there have been many larger ones over the years. He’s shown himself to be up on policy and politics for many years, and I think he’s up to the job.

    Still, I live in Wisconsin, so it’s not my call. 🙂

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    Franken’s a gifted comedian, and I’ve enjoyed his commentary over the years. I agree that senate is a large leap for someone who’s never held office, but there have been many larger ones over the years. He’s shown himself to be up on policy and politics for many years, and I think he’s up to the job.

    Still, I live in Wisconsin, so it’s not my call. 🙂

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