, as committed observers of MN politics will be aware, is running for Congress in the 1st (my district) and has been receiving statewide and national attention due to his status as a veteran. There's a nice article
in the Star Tribune today about runs by veterans in general and Walz's campaign in particular.
Walz seems like a good guy and a solid candidate, and many of us in southern Minnesota have high hopes for his campaign. Gil Gutknecht, despite his attempts to appear moderate, is a rock-solid vote for the GOP, and after years of weak or badly funded DFL candidates, it's time to take him down. Many of us in the 1st believe that Walz is the guy to do it.
The only problem with Tim Walz? I sometimes get him confused with Wild center Wes Walz