2014 Elections

Balls & Strikes: Why Jeff Johnson is losing and why he will lose

Balls & Strikes: Why Jeff Johnson is losing and why he will lose

The opportunity for Republicans to win the race for governor ended when Jeff Johnson became the Republican endorsed candidate for governor in June and when he later won the primary election in August. Johnson is losing the race for governor and he will lose the election two weeks from today because […]

Double Quote of the Day: Hennepin County Commissioners on Jeff Johnson

Double Quote of the Day: Hennepin County Commissioners on Jeff Johnson

“There are a lot of 6-1 votes, and he is usually on the side that doesn’t prevail,” said Mike Opat, chair of the Hennepin County Board who, it should be noted, is serving on Gov. Mark Dayton’s campaign finance committee. “[Jeff Johnson] doesn’t work very hard to try and convince the […]

DFL pounces on Johnson’s “no clue” comment

DFL pounces on Johnson’s “no clue” comment

The Minnesota DFL pounced on comments made by Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson in yesterday’s debate by releasing a video of Johnson’s “no clue” answer to a question about how to define the middle class. Below is the Minnesota’s DFL video “Jeff Johnson has no clue“: As I wrote […]

Replay: Secretary of State debate at the U of M

Replay: Secretary of State debate at the U of M

The race to be the next Minnesota Secretary of State will get some additional attention today as four of the candidates running will debate today at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. Republican candidate Steve Severson, Democratic candidate Steve Simon, Libertarian candidate Bob Odden and Independence Party candidate […]

Unwinding The SPIN: Jeff Johnson’s “no clue” candidacy is over

Unwinding The SPIN: Jeff Johnson’s “no clue” candidacy is over

I watched this morning’s gubernatorial debate between Governor Mark Dayton and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson. In my first tweet about the debate, I complimented Johnson’s opening statement. Johnson said he was running for governor “because someone needs to stand-up for the middle class” in Minnesota. In his brief opening remarks, […]

Replay: Dayton vs Johnson debate at Hamline University

Replay: Dayton vs Johnson debate at Hamline University

Governor Mark Dayton and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson will participate in a debate St. Paul this morning. Independence Party candidate for governor Hannah Nicollet was not allowed to participate in the debate and announced last evening she will a federal lawsuit file lawsuit against Hamline University (I’ll more later today […]

Political Drive-Time – October 17, 2014

Political Drive-Time – October 17, 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 – “Shocking” KSTP shows […]

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McFadden campaign: Franken leaves Ebola hearing after 13 minutes

McFadden campaign: Franken leaves Ebola hearing after 13 minutes

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign issued a press release criticizing U.S. Senator Al Franken for attending a recent three-hour committee hearing about Ebola for only 13 minutes. According to video reviewed by McFadden’s campaign of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee’s “Ebola in West Africa: A Global […]