Last week, we discovered that Brian Davis hadn't responded to the survey for the AARP's voter guide. Today, we learn that he didn't get his answers in on time for The Land's 2008 Election Guide either:
Candidates vying to represent Minnesotans in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives were given the opportunity to complete an agricultural survey from The Land.
Candidates were asked to respond to a series of questions, on topics such as ethanol subsidies, illegal immigration, agricultural trade policy, environmental quality issues and how Minnesota can keep young people in farming.
Ultimately, it came down to one final question for all the candidates: “Why should a rural Minnesota voter cast their ballot for you?”
Surveys were mailed in late September to Republican, DFL and Independence Party candidates for U.S. Senate and Minnesota’s eight congressional districts. Due to constraints of space, some responses were edited for length.
Presented here are responses from U.S. Senate candidates Norm Coleman and Al Franken (PDF download), 1st District candidates Tim Walz and Greg Mikkelson (PDF download) . . .
Open the pdf file for the First, and you'll see a note saying:
Republican challenger Brian Davis did not respond in time to be included in The Land’s election guide.
Seniors and ag issues are pretty important in Minnesota's First and both seniors and farmers may notice these lapses. Davis also couldn't think of any way to improve educational and medical benefits for vets.
Whatever does the Davis campaign spend its time doing? Whatever it is, preparing issue briefs, answering surveys and briefing the candidate for debates don't seem to be priority items.
See Where does Brian Davis stand on AARP's issues? for information about that earlier missed deadline.