Legislature ’12

Senate DFL Caucus Fined $100,000 for Violating Campaign Finance Regulations

Senate DFL Caucus Fined $100,000 for Violating Campaign Finance Regulations

The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board has fined the Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus $100,000 – one of the largest fines in history – for violating campaign finance regulations during the 2012 elections. The Minnesota DFL released the following regarding the fine: “We are pleased to put this matter […]

Is the Republican Stadium Fumble, Gov. Dayton’s Gain?

Is the Republican Stadium Fumble, Gov. Dayton’s Gain?

Everything can turn into a political battle and nothing generates more political news than the new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. But as the race for the Republican nomination for governor continues to develop, the issue of the new stadium has the potential to be one of the marquee issues […]

A Believable Unbelievable Night in Minnesota Politics

A Believable Unbelievable Night in Minnesota Politics

The bulk of my Election Day predictions were spot on – only missed a few races. Tonight will be an election night in which most politicos will be calling unbelievable for years to come.  I’ll have more analysis in the coming days, but the landscape of Minnesota politics has been […]

Now – Election Results Live Blog

Now – Election Results Live Blog

Click here (after clicking on title of post from front page) for a live-blog of today’s election results. It will stay active until all of the results are in, so check back and participate in the discussion late into the night and early morning. 

Election Results Live Blog – Tonight @ 8:00 PM on politics.mn

Election Results Live Blog – Tonight @ 8:00 PM on politics.mn

Check back to politics.mn starting at 8:00 PM TONIGHT to participate in a live-blog on the today’s election results.  

It’s Election Day…Time for a Thank You

It’s Election Day…Time for a Thank You

It’s finally Election Day and we should all take a moment to thank all of the candidates for sacrificing time away from their families and friends to run for office. Today is an exercise of democracy at it’s best.  We can disagree on policy, but we should all recognize the […]

Predictions: Obama, Klobuchar Win in Minnesota, GOP Loses Seats in Legislature, Photo ID Amendment Passes, Marriage Amendment Fails

Predictions: Obama, Klobuchar Win in Minnesota, GOP Loses Seats in Legislature, Photo ID Amendment Passes, Marriage Amendment Fails

I don’t think I’ve ever I’ve seen an election cycle in Minnesota where so many pundits are confident on some races, while also shrugging their shoulders with a dazed look on their faces about the down ballot races. You don’t have to be a political scientist to predict Tuesday’s election […]

Must See TV: Larry Jacob Interview on the Upcoming Legislative Elections

Must See TV: Larry Jacob Interview on the Upcoming Legislative Elections

Dr. Larry Jacobs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs spoke with Julie Bartkey of Capitol Report/Minnesota Senate Media Services about the factors influencing the upcoming legislative elections. As Dr. Jacobs noted in his interview, turnout will be one of the biggest factors that will determine control of the Minnesota […]