2014 Elections

FEC: Ortman’s campaign missing almost $130K

FEC: Ortman’s campaign missing almost $130K

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has notified the treasurer of former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman’s campaign committee that a cash balance discrepancy of almost $130,000 appears in reports filled with the FEC. Since being notified of the issues with her campaign finance reports, Ortman’s committee did not file an October Quarterly […]

Unwinding The SPIN: Republicans need to speak up before hitting the iceberg

Unwinding The SPIN: Republicans need to speak up before hitting the iceberg

Just like clockwork, Republican strategists and campaign advisors to unsuccessful campaigns who were actively involved in the 2014 elections, deciding how to spend millions of dollars, are on a post-election media tour to discuss what went wrong during the elections and why they should be the solution in 2016. I […]

Balls & Strikes: GOP must throw out their campaign playbook

Balls & Strikes: GOP must throw out their campaign playbook

The 2014 elections are over in Minnesota and the results have many people scratching their heads trying to figure out what happened. For Republicans, the results were mixed, as Republicans won control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, but lost every statewide race in Minnesota. I spent more time than […]

What the #%*! happened in Minnesota?

What the #%*! happened in Minnesota?

The 2014 elections are over in Minnesota and the results have many people scratching their heads trying to figure what happened. I’ll be doing media interviews today and I’ll have a post up later tonight with my detailed analysis on what happened yesterday in Minnesota. As always, please check back to […]

Election Day Live Blog – COMPLETE

Election Day Live Blog – COMPLETE

Welcome to a politics.mn’s Election Day live blog. The live blog will start when the polls open at 7:00 AM and will last until the final results are announced – a long day. Please check back throughout the entire day for immediate analysis, breaking news and up-to-the-minute information on the 2014 elections. […]

New polls show tight races for U.S. Senate, governor

New polls show tight races for U.S. Senate, governor

New polls from KSTP/Survey USA shows tight races for the U.S. Senate and governor in the closing days before Election Day. Governor Mark Dayton is leading Republican Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson 47 percent to 42 percent. U.S. Senator Al Franken is leading Republican Mike McFadden  51 percent to 40 percent. […]

Replay: Franken vs McFadden in final U.S. Senate debate

Replay: Franken vs McFadden in final U.S. Senate debate

U.S. Senator Al Franken and Republican businessman Mike McFadden will participate in their last U.S. Senate debate this evening in St. Paul at the Fitzgerald Theater. Please watch the debate below and check back to politics.mn for additional analysis and information on the 2014 elections.

McFadden and Emmer to barnstrom Minnesota

McFadden and Emmer to barnstrom Minnesota

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign announced he will travel across Minnesota on Monday with 6th Congressional District candidate Tom Emmer. 7th Congressional District candidate Torrey Westrom will join McFadden and Emmer at numerous stops. Westrom is battling against incumbent Congressman Collin Peterson. In a statement from his campaign, McFadden […]