View Full Version : Minnesota State House and Senate "dominated [in part by] libertarian followers of Ron Paul

10-31-2012, 09:02 PM
Opinion piece that mentions the influence Ron Paul has had in Minnesota politics....


When I was growing up, my congressmen were liberal Republicans (there was no other kind in Minnesota back then) in a Democratic district. No one thought anything of it. Today my congressman here would be Keith Ellison, an African-American Muslim and one of the most liberal Democrats in the House, while liberal Republicans in Minnesota today are as rare as a two-headed moose. The State House and Senate Republican caucuses today are dominated by the Tea Party and libertarian followers of Ron Paul.