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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 […]

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: Rick Nolan’s New Ad Against Cravaack Worst of Campaign Season; Earns Score of Dead Fish

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: Rick Nolan’s New Ad Against Cravaack Worst of Campaign Season; Earns Score of Dead Fish

The polls close on Election Day in almost exactly two weeks and I believe we’ve seen the most misleading and false ad this election cycle to date. The Minnesota DFL released a TV ad making the false charge that Congressman Cravaack “doesn’t live” in Minnesota anymore and today WDIO TV […]

A Major League Mistake by a Minor League Candidate

A Major League Mistake by a Minor League Candidate

U.S. Amy Klobuchar was endorsed by the Star Tribune over Representative Kurt Bills for the U.S. Senate. I don’t think the decision by the Star Tribune to endorse Klobuchar was surprising to anyone and it certainly isn’t because Klobuchar’s father worked for the newspaper 16 years ago. As a proud […]

Analysis: Is Nolan’s Political Past Coming Back to Haunt Him?

Analysis: Is Nolan’s Political Past Coming Back to Haunt Him?

The 8th CD race is becoming the marquee congressional race in Minnesota (more on that tomorrow). As I noted previously, I’ll be spending more time focused on this race in the coming weeks before Election Day.   I have to be honest that I had never heard of former Congressman […]