Monday, July 17, 2006

....The damage control begins...

From here:

Mattson to run against Entenza in DFL attorney general primary

The Associated Press

ST. PAUL — A St. Paul attorney says she will run against state Representative Matt Entenza for the D-F-L nomination for attorney general of Minnesota.

Jennifer Mattson says she is challenging the party's endorsed candidate because he hired a Chicago firm to investigate the current attorney general, Mike Hatch, who is running for governor. She also said Entenza faces a conflict of interest if elected because the attorney general is investigating UnitedHealth Group's granting of stock options. Entenza's wife is a UnitedHealth executive.

Jennifer Mattson's grandfather, Robert Mattson, was once attorney general, and her father, Robert Mattson, was state treasurer in the 1980s.

...and the resuscitation commences with this puff piece...

(pay special attention to the url of this last link... tribhatchendorsed)


Letter From Jennifer Mattson To Representative Matt Entenza

Dear Representative Entenza:

I have a personal history of supporting your campaigns for the state legislature. From 2001 to 2005, I resided in your district. My neighborhood law office is still in district 64A. I write this letter to you and deliver it in person with a sense of sadness.

I represent the views of many who are uncomfortable with the fact that you are seeking the office of attorney general at a time when the attorney general is investigating UnitedHealth Group, Inc. and the issuance of $2.4 billion in stock options. I concur with the attorney general and those Minnesotans who publicly question how you could serve as attorney general while the office is investigating the $30.8 million in UnitedHealth stock options granted to your wife. It appears to be an irreconcilable conflict. You are seeking the wrong office at the wrong time given your personal circumstances.

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