2014 Elections

Group backing Johnson releases first ad

Group backing Johnson releases first ad

Minnesotans for Responsible Limited Government, a new Independent Expenditure Committee organized to support the candidacy of Jeff Johnson for governor, released their first advertisement today. The ad connects Governor Mark Dayton to the controversial new Minnesota Senate office building, labeled in the ad as a “luxury office building for part-time senators.” The ad then […]

Dayton’s campaign proposes six debates

Dayton’s campaign proposes six debates

Governor Mark Dayton’s campaign proposed six debates between the final candidates for governor yesterday. The proposal by Dayton’s campaign came with the news that he would not be participating in a debate by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) at the Minnesota State Fair. Dayton’s proposal is very reasonable and was received without […]

Political Drive-Time – July 25, 2014

Political Drive-Time – July 25, 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 - Balls & Strikes: Flawless […]

Balls & Strikes: Flawless response by campaign to Johnson’s hospital stay

Balls & Strikes: Flawless response by campaign to Johnson’s hospital stay

Hennepin County Commissioner and Republican endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson has been hospitalized since Monday, as he recovers from a “small perforation” in his stomach. It’s never good thing to have a candidate off the campaign trail, but Johnson’s team has shown great discipline this week during their candidate’s […]

Political Drive-Time – July 24, 2014

Political Drive-Time – July 24, 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 - Honour ups ante: donates […]

Honour ups ante: donates $500K more to campaign

Honour ups ante: donates $500K more to campaign

Scott Honour announced last evening at a fundraiser that he recently contributed $500,000 to his gubernatorial campaign, according to multiple sources in attendance. Honour’s personal contributions to his campaign now total $901,000 ($101K in ’13 + $800K in ’14). The next round of campaign fundraising reports will be released next […]

Political Drive-Time – July 23, 2014

Political Drive-Time – July 23, 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 - Zellers releases first TV […]

Legislative endorsements pile up in GOP race for governor

Legislative endorsements pile up in GOP race for governor

Legislative endorsements became a hot issue today in the race among the Republican candidates for governor, with Marty Seifert and Jeff Johnson’s campaign releasing lists of endorsements. Seifert released of list of 21 current and former legislators, some of which were new endorsements and others being previously announced. Johnson, the Republican […]