Nelson-Pallmeyer makes it official


After an eventful summer exploring a U.S. Senate run, Jack Nelson- Pallmeyer is ready to make it official. He will announce his entry into the race today in St. Paul, where supporters will subsequently hold a cell phone bank.

A press release from the Nelson-Pallmeyer campaign claimed that JNP raised more than $150,000 in September — a large sum by the standards of most individuals, but lagging behind the millions being raised by incumbent Norm Coleman and his DFL challengers Al Franken and Mike Ciresi.

When I interviewed Nelson-Pallmeyer in June, he addressed the question of his website and its unusual name, A change may be in the mix, as the press release came from an email address That’s .org, not .com — belongs to a Republican who ran against Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd in 2004.

But the most interesting thing about Nelson-Pallmeyer’s announcement Wednesday may be its location:

1) two blocks from Mike Ciresi’s campaign office
2) across the street from Al Franken’s campaign office
3) right outside the window of Norm Coleman’s Senate office.

The 2500 block of University Avenue in St. Paul is a quite the political hotspot these days.