Sixth District Walking Tour Resumes Today
Today and Saturday I will undertake a second walking tour across the Sixth District, down Highway 23 from Foley to Paynesville, to draw attention to the Sept. 9 primary.
At 9 a.m. this morning, I will be outside the Benton County Courts Facility (615 Highway 23) in Foley to respond to questions from interested reporters or members of the public, after which I will set out on foot for St. Cloud.
With three of my children at the entrance to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Jail, and Courts Facility before hitting the road.
Starting the day’s walk at the Benton County Courts Facility in Foley.
Three of my children (Matt, 11; Elizabeth, 9; and Paddy, 2) walking with me a short distance in a safe area off the highway in Foley.
After walking through St. Cloud along Division Street, I reached the Waite Park City Hall before 6 p.m.
Next to Waite Park City Hall at the end of the day’s walk. In the background is Westchester Park apartments, where I lived my first six years in the St. Cloud area, 1991-1997.
Patrick (2) running to meet his mom after riding in his stroller down Division Street from downtown St. Cloud to Waite Park.
You don’t have to walk from Foley to Paynesville or from Freeport in Central Minnesota to Stillwater on the Wisconsin border east of St. Paul to know that the Sixth is huge district, so it was fortuitous that my campaign crossed paths with the Tinklenberg (DFL) campaign in downtown St. Cloud today. We exchanged greetings and I moved along while Mr. Tinklenberg met with St. Cloud Fire Chief Bill Mund.
Tomorrow’s walk from Waite Park to Paynesville will be my longest yet – 30 miles – taking about 10 hours to complete.
From the blog of St. Cloud Times political reporter Lawrence Schumacher
Digging for the truth in Central Minnesota
Posted 8/22/2008 1:44 PM CDT on sctimes.com
Republican congressional challenger Aubrey Immelman kicked off a second walking tour of the 6th Congressional District on Friday that will take him from Foley to Paynesville this weekend.
Immelman began walking at 9 a.m. in front of the Benton County Courthouse in Foley and said he hopes to cover 54 miles total by the end of Saturday, weather permitting.
He said he’ll walk down Minnesota Highway 23 to Waite Park by the end of the day Friday, and hopes to stop in on the campaign visit of DFL- and Independence Party-endorsed challenger Elwyn Tinklenberg at the St. Cloud Fire Station 1 at 3 p.m.
Immelman walked from Freeport to Stillwater earlier this month in a bid to introduce himself to voters and highlight his assertion that U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., his Sept. 9 primary opponent, doesn’t spend much time in the district she is supposed to represent in Washington D.C.
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