Politico reports that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has tapped Minnesota First District congressman Tim Walz to run its Frontline Program, "which provides support for vulnerable incumbents," but that nod of approval from DC isn't stopping him from loitering in local grocery stores with his constituents.
In DCCC announces leadership team, Alex Isenstadt reports:
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Thursday its leaders for the 2014 election cycle, handing top slots to Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards and Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz.
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) appointed Edwards to oversee recruiting for House Democrats and Waltz [sic] to manage the Frontline Program, which provides support for vulnerable incumbents.
Meanwhile, back in the pastoral winter wonderland of Southern Minnesota, Walz plans to hang out at a Hyvee grocery store in his hometown of Mankato tomorrow, the Owatonna People's Press reports:
[walz] will host a “Congress on Your Corner” event 10:30 a.m. – noon. Friday, Dec. 14 at Hy-Vee – Hilltop, 2010 Adams Street in Mankato to hear directly from southern Minnesotans.
“Hearing the thoughts and ideas of southern Minnesotans is the cornerstone of our representative democracy. I am looking forward to the opportunity to hear from folks,” said Walz.
Congress certain has been hearing from the former high school social studies teacher and retired National Guard Command Sergeant Major as he pushes a discharge petition to bring to the floor a bill extending tax cuts for middle class Americans, as Bluestem noted in Now he's really pissed: Walz to Congress, "Don't insult the people with things that aren't true" and Walz uses outside sergeant voice to push petition to force middle-class tax cut vote.
Photo: Congressman Tim Walz.
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