Governor ’14

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. […]

Dayton endorsed by St. Cloud Times & Winona Daily News

Dayton endorsed by St. Cloud Times & Winona Daily News

Governor Mark Dayton was endorsed by two newspapers today – The St. Cloud Times and the Winona Daily News. Both newspapers editorials offered tough analysis on the weaknesses in Jeff Johnson’s candidacy. Winona Daily News: “Dayton’s running against Republican Jeff Johnson. Who’s that? We’re not really sure, either. The guy […]

Quote of the Day: Johnson on MNsure rate increases

Quote of the Day: Johnson on MNsure rate increases

“We’re going to see spikes in premiums like no one ever expected. They’re going to kill a lot of families in this state.” Source: Jeff Johnson, Governor’s race, in person, on the issues: Jeff Johnson, October 24, 2014.

GOP pulls TV ad featuring picture of murdered child; apologizes to family

GOP pulls TV ad featuring picture of murdered child; apologizes to family

The Republican Party of Minnesota apologized to the family of a 4-year-old boy who was murdered by his stepmother for using his image in a campaign advertisement with blamed Governor Mark Dayton for his death. The Star Tribune reported Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Keith Downey called Yvonne Dean, the […]

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 […]