No, that’s not Ray tossing softballs at the Rotary Summer Social. He’s gearing up for hand-shaking season, as he announced today (PDF) that he plans to “seek election in 2008 to the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 25B.” It’s likely to be Bly vs. Cox for the 4th time.
Yes, Ray is a client of mine, both for his political/citizen blog RayCox.net and Northfield Construction Company. Yes, my wife Robbie and I have been known to associate socially with Ray and his wife Ellen, and our kids with their kids. Yes, he gave me the scoop on this announcement. Yes, I’ve voted for him every time and donated a little money to his campaigns. Yes, I agree with him on more issues than I disagree. But that doesn’t mean I’m biased, does it?