Governor ’14

New IE group formed to back Jeff Johnson

New IE group formed to back Jeff Johnson

A new Independent Expenditure Committee, “Minnesotans for Responsible Limited Government” has filed with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board to support the candidacy of Jeff Johnson. The paperwork was filed today and the committee registration will appear online tomorrow. A source connected to the group, who asked not to be identified, said “we believe Jeff Johnson is […]

Jeff Johnson hospitalized

Jeff Johnson hospitalized

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson was hospitalized today for a “small perforation” in his stomach, according to media reports and a statement released by his campaign. Messages of prayers and wishes for a speedy and health recovery for Johnson quickly appeared on Twitter from Republicans and Democrats.  Based on initial media […]

Maybe Chester has the plan

Maybe Chester has the plan

Republican endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson and his lieutenant governor Bill Kuisle have had trouble over the last few weeks offering specifics on what they would do if elected in November. The lack of details offered by both Johnson and Kuisle could lead some to question how much planning and thought they […]

Turmoil in GOP Reaches Boiling Point

Turmoil in GOP Reaches Boiling Point

The tension and distrust between Minnesota Republicans over the endorsement of Jeff Johnson for governor has reached such an intensity level, that members of the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Executive Committee who are not supporting Johnson have endured harassing and threatening behavior at two recent meetings.

Kuisle’s comments on frac sand mining creates dust-up

Kuisle’s comments on frac sand mining creates dust-up

The Republican race for governor finally woke up today, as Jeff Johnson’s campaign was forced to defend, clarify, and distract from comments made by Bill Kuisle about frac sand mining. Leading the charge was Kurt Zellers, who’s campaign released a statement about Kuisle’s comments. I’ve pulled the key quotes from […]

They Said It: Quotes you’ll likely be seeing

They Said It: Quotes you’ll likely be seeing

I’m compiling a list of key quotes that will likely resurface during the upcoming elections. Below is a the list I’ve started and I would welcome suggestions on quotes to include on this list. Please leave your suggestions in the comment section of this post. “My plan would be to go all Scott […]

Seifert announces legislative endorsements

Seifert announces legislative endorsements

Marty Seifert’s gubernatorial campaign announced legislative endorsements from Representative Paul Torkelson and State Senator Gary Dahms. In a release from Seifert’s campaign, Representative Torkelson said: Our area is lucky to have a statewide candidate for governor with the real-life experience and Minnesota values that Marty Seifert brings to the table…From his […]

The Buzz: Staff changes for Republicans

The Buzz: Staff changes for Republicans

There have been numerous Republican staff changes recently in Minnesota politics and the details of the changes are below. Hennepin County Commissioner and Republican endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson’s top staffer at his county office, Danny Nadeau, has been hired by the Republican Party of Minnesota as their statewide field director. […]