Today’s Ashwin Madia Blog Day in Minnesota. Bloggers there are having a heyday exposing Republican reactionary Erik Paulsen and spotlighting the leadership abilities of ex-U.S. Marine officer Madia. It’s a very winnable race in blue-trending Twin Cities suburbs (MN-03) and Ash is a superlative replacement for retiring Republican Jim Ramstad. Over at DownWithTyranny we tried showing Ash’s courageousness and dedication to principles and values by highlighting his stand on one of the most difficult of all issues for politicians to talk about: gay rights. Ashwin doesn’t hide behind fake constructs like “civil unions.” Here’s the MTV profile that will give you an idea of what this guy is all about– and here’s the Minnesota united blogs ActBlue page.