MN House ’14

Unwinding The SPIN: Warning signs ahead for GOP

Unwinding The SPIN: Warning signs ahead for GOP

The 2014 primary election is over, but the vote totals in the primary show clear warning signs for the Republicans in Minnesota. The final vote totals are not in yet for the primary, but it is clear more Democrats voted in the primary than did Republicans. It is a trend that […]

Primary election results live-blog – COMPLETED

Primary election results live-blog – COMPLETED

Live Blog Primary Results Live Blog – August 12, 2014 Welcome to a live-blog primary election results in Minnesota. The polls close at 8:00 PM and I’ll be live-blogging until the winners have been declared in the top races. Please check back to politics.mn for immediate analysis and information on […]

Applebaum falsely claims endorsement from Ramstad

Applebaum falsely claims endorsement from Ramstad

Contrary to the campaign advertisements and promotions, former Congressman Jim Ramstad (R-MN) has not endorsed Jon Applebaum, a DFL candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 44B. Applebaum has listed Ramstad as a supporter of his campaign on both his literature and website. In an e-mail to politics.mn, Ramstad was very clear: […]

Balls & Strikes: Primary election a big test for Downey & Civis

Balls & Strikes: Primary election a big test for Downey & Civis

Since Keith Downey became the chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota, Civis Communications, which is owned by Bob Cummins, has become one of the primary vendors for the party. The Freedom Club, whose executive director is Mike Scholl, has provided signifcant financial support to the state party, most recently […]

It’s all about Sheila – Part II

It’s all about Sheila – Part II

As I noted in a previous post, the side-show in Minnesota politics this year is the House District 48B GOP primary, where Sheila Kihne, a Republican activist & author from Eden Prairie, is challenging Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie). Loon has won by wide-margins since being elected to the Minnesota […]

Loon releases TV ad

Loon releases TV ad

Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) released her first television ad for her campaign. Loon is facing Sheila Kihne, a Republican activist & author from Eden Prairie, in the House District 48B primary. In a statement from her campaign, which is a quote from her TV ad, Representative Loon said: I will continue to […]

It’s all about Sheila

It’s all about Sheila

The side-show in Minnesota politics this year is the House District 48B GOP primary, where Sheila Kihne, a Republican activist & author from Eden Prairie, is challenging Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie). Loon has won by wide-margins since being elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008 and serves as […]

Quote of the Day: Kriesel on Bob Frey and the GOP

Quote of the Day: Kriesel on Bob Frey and the GOP

“As long as there are MNGOP candidates like Bob Frey and sitting legislators that endorse his kind, the MNGOP is doomed…Conservatives can complain about the ‘liberal media’ all they want, but endorsing people like Frey invites the criticism.” Source: Former Representative John Kriesel via Twitter. Source: Politics in Minnesota, July […]