27 Sep '12, 11pm

Minnesota GOP Thinks Depression Is Hilarious

Minnesota GOP Thinks Depression Is Hilarious

In December of 2009, Mark Dayton took a huge risk. He was attempting a political comeback, running for a seat being vacated by Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Dayton was considered one of the front-runners; an heir to the family that built Target, Dayton had served as state auditor and U.S. senator. He was well-known throughout the state and was obviously capable of winning a statewide race. Dayton was hiding a secret, however, one that had flared up during his time in the Senate, some time after he decided not to seek a second term. In a different time, the secret might have been enough to destroy his political career. He was an alcoholic and he suffered from depression. On December 27, 2009, the Star Tribune ran an article detailing Dayton’s struggles with substance abuse, which landed him in the Hazelden clinic in 2007, and with depression, which he treated with medication. Dayton d...

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