I don’t know the story behind this one, I’m guessing it’s a bio piece aimed at DFL caucus and convention goers in the tumultuous 1966 DFL race for Governor.

That year, Governor Karl Rolvaag was challenged by the Lieutenant Governor A.M. (Sandy) Keith for the DFL nomination. Short was Rolvaag’s choice to replace Keith.

Rolvaag and Short lost the DFL endorsement to Keith on the 20th ballot at the DFL convention. but went on to defeat him in the primary election.

All the intraparty infighting took a toll on the DFL ticket, and lost to the Republican team of Harold LeVander and James Goetz.

 

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That’s a  pretty grim looking movie night. Were they watching drivers ed  movies?

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