Archive for March, 2014

Political Drive-Time – March 31, 2014

Political Drive-Time – March 31, 2014

Every Monday thru Friday on politics.mn, I’ll be posting links to the key political stories of the day, providing you with a recap of the day’s events. My goal is to give you a jump start on the political stories people will be talking about today AND tomorrow. #1. politics.mn – politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview: […]

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politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview: Ben Golnik, Minnesota Jobs Coalition

politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview: Ben Golnik, Minnesota Jobs Coalition

In the age of Twitter and text messages, the attention span of people has been greatly reduced. politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview™ will be quick interviews with Minnesota politicos. Below is an interview I did today with Ben Golnik, chairman of the Minnesota Jobs Coalition. Listen to the audio below and check back […]

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Quote of the Day: Seifert On Republicans in 2010

Quote of the Day: Seifert On Republicans in 2010

“In 2010…the mood of the party was ‘Let’s burn the capitol down,’ and that’s not me.” Source: Marty Seifert, talking about temperament of Republicans in Minnesota when he ran for governor in 2010. March 30, 2014

On the Campaign Trail…3rd & 7th GOP CD Conventions

On the Campaign Trail…3rd & 7th GOP CD Conventions

Today was the start of Republican congressional district conventions. Congressman Erik Paulsen was unanimously endorsed for re-election by Republicans in the 3rd Congressional District and State Senator Torrey Westrom was unanimously endorsed by Republicans in the 7th Congressional District. Westrom will face-off against Congressman Collin Peterson, who announced last week that […]

Balls & Strikes: Sarah Palin’s Endorsement Won’t Help the GOP Win in Minnesota

Balls & Strikes: Sarah Palin’s Endorsement Won’t Help the GOP Win in Minnesota

On the first day of the Republican Party of Minnesota (MN GOP) State Convention in 2010, I heard the news that Sarah Palin had endorsed Tom Emmer’s campaign for governor. I was the deputy chair of the MN GOP and the endorsement contest between Tom Emmer and Marty Seifert was […]

Political Drive-Time – March 27, 2014

Political Drive-Time – March 27, 2014

Every Monday thru Friday on politics.mn, I’ll be posting links to the key political stories of the day, providing you with a recap of the day’s events. My goal is to give you a jump start on the political stories people will be talking about today AND tomorrow. #1. politics.mn – Former State Senator Ted […]

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politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview: Republican Candidate for Secretary of State Dan Severson

politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview: Republican Candidate for Secretary of State Dan Severson

In the age of Twitter and text messages, the attention span of people has been greatly reduced. politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview™ will be quick interviews with Minnesota politicos. Below is an interview I did today with Dan Severson who announced today his campaign for secretary of state. Listen to the audio below and check […]

Balls & Strikes: Team Thompson Needs to Explain Missed Votes

Balls & Strikes: Team Thompson Needs to Explain Missed Votes

State Senator Dave Thompson (R-Lakeville), who is one of the top Republican candidates for governor, missed a big vote last week in the Minnesota Senate on the tax bill. Missing votes is an issue that won’t go unnoticed, especially if you’re running for re-election or higher office. I wrote about […]