MN House ’14

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 […]

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 […]

Zellers Announces 16 Legislative Endorsements

Zellers Announces 16 Legislative Endorsements

Kurt Zellers’ gubernatorial campaign announced 16 endorsements from current and former legislators. The list of endorsements includes 11 current and 5 former legislators. In a release from Zellers’ campaign, Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Red Wing) said: Every candidate will tell you what they might do, or should do, but only Kurt Zellers has stood […]

Kihne Advocated for Poll Tax to Vote

Kihne Advocated for Poll Tax to Vote

The past blog posts of Sheila Kihne, who is challenging Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) in the House District 48B GOP primary, are coming under new scrutiny. Starting in 2008, Kihne blogged at “The Activist Next Door“, but eventually the blog became dormant. Now six years later, her past controversial comments on a […]

MN GOP Convention Live Blog: May 30 – 31, 2014 – COMPLETED

MN GOP Convention Live Blog: May 30 – 31, 2014 – COMPLETED

Welcome to a live-blog of the first day of the Republican Party of Minnesota State Convention in Rochester. I will be live-blogging the entire convention, so please check back for convention results. UPDATE: The convention took a break very early this morning and now has restarted. The live-blog below is a […]

Kihne to Challenge Loon in GOP Primary

Kihne to Challenge Loon in GOP Primary

Sheila Kihne, a Republican activist & author from Eden Prairie, will challenged Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) in the House District 48B primary. Kihne has been an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Loon, who serves as the Deputy Minority Leader in the Minnesota House of Representatives, was denied the endorsement […]

Big Name GOP Supporters Headline Loon Fundraiser

Big Name GOP Supporters Headline Loon Fundraiser

Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), who was denied the endorsement of the Republican Party of Minnesota in House District 48B in March, has lined up an all-star list of Republicans to headline an upcoming fundraiser for her campaign. Next month, Former U.S. Senators Rudy Boschwitz and Norm Coleman, along with Congressmen […]