Governor ’14

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 […]

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 […]

To protect Johnson, GOP withheld good poll information

To protect Johnson, GOP withheld good poll information

The Republican Party of Minnesota withheld releasing positive poll information, which showed Republican candidates for statewide office in competitive races with their DFL opponents, because the poll showed Jeff Johnson, the Republican candidate for governor, down “doubled digits” to Governor Mark Dayton. The Republican Party of Minnesota paid Public Opinion Strategies […]

Replay: Dayton vs Johnson debate in Duluth

Replay: Dayton vs Johnson debate in Duluth

Governor Mark Dayton and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson will participate in a debate in Duluth this morning. Independence Party candidate for governor Hannah Nicollet was not allowed to participate in the debate. Please watch the replay of today’s debate below and check back to politics.mn for additional analysis.

Unwinding The SPIN: Jeff Johnson complicates a cup of coffee

Unwinding The SPIN: Jeff Johnson complicates a cup of coffee

This post is not just about coffee, but it will start out with a discussion on coffee. Let me begin by telling you that I do not currently drink coffee. Three years ago, I tried it for a week. I liked the first few cups, but then stopped. I try […]