Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton used campaign material with the name of his state spelled wrong as shown below. His backers must be proud.
In 2004, he shut down his Senate office in Washington for a full month citing a "terrorist threat" on the nation's capital.
No other senator saw fit to close their office because of this so-called "threat."
In 2006, Time labeled Dayton as one of the worst senators.
First Jesse Ventura and then Mark Dayton. Minnesota has a history of electing other unusual politicians such as Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale.
Humphrey, viewed by many as a radical, lost to Nixon in the 1968 Presidential race.
Mondale, a more moderate Democrat, lost in an embarrassing landslide to Ronald Reagan in 1984.
Walter Mondale came out of retirement in 2002 to run for the Senate seat occupied by Paul Wellstone who was killed in a plane crash. Mondale lost in a close race to Republican Norm Coleman.