MN House ’14

Exposé on MNSure Chaos Provides GOP with a Golden Opportunity…Will They Take it?

Exposé on MNSure Chaos Provides GOP with a Golden Opportunity…Will They Take it?

A few times each election cycle, the dynamics of a particular race can be altered for one of numerous reasons. The political environment is influenced by many factors and it can change very quickly. The revelations in the Star Tribune’s article, “MNsure defects were no surprise“, could have a dramatic impact […]

On the Campaign Trail…Big Conventions for GOP & DFL

On the Campaign Trail…Big Conventions for GOP & DFL

It’s Saturday – Republicans in the 1st & 2nd Congressional Districts will endorse candidates for Congress. I’ll be at the 2nd CD GOP convention in Lakeville. The Minnesota DFL will also have local endorsing conventions - the most watched local endorsing contest will be in House District 60B, between Representative Phyllis Kahn […]

On the Campaign Trail…The Last Big Saturday of Local Conventions

On the Campaign Trail…The Last Big Saturday of Local Conventions

Tomorrow is the last big Saturday of local Republican conventions. 126 of the 127 local Republican BPOU conventions have been held, with only one remaining, SD 61 in Minneapolis on March 29. Aside from elected delegates, conventions will also endorse candidates for the Minnesota House of Representatives. The biggest endorsement contest […]

Top Republicans Launch “Minnesotans for Conservative Leadership”

Top Republicans Launch “Minnesotans for Conservative Leadership”

Pat Shortridge, the former chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota, has started a new political committee, “Minnesotans for Conservative Leadership.” According to public records from the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, the committee was registered yesterday. Republican strategist and campaign operative, Lonny Leitner, is listed as the group’s treasurer. […]

On the Campaign Trail…Another Big Saturday (The End is Near)

On the Campaign Trail…Another Big Saturday (The End is Near)

Today is another big Saturday of conventions – but not the biggest – of local conventions which have begun the process of electing the delegates who will determine who will be the endorsed candidate (or if they even want to endorse a candidate) for governor and U.S. Senate at the upcoming […]

Quote of the Day: Representative Nick Zerwas on Tonight’s Taxpayers League of Minnesota Dinner

Quote of the Day: Representative Nick Zerwas on Tonight’s Taxpayers League of Minnesota Dinner

“I have also decided not to attend and be ‘honored’… Didn’t want a shiv in the back from our ‘friends.’” Source: Tweet from Representative Nick Zerwas (R-Elk River) March 10, 2014.  Representative Nick Zerwas was commenting on tonight’s Taxpayers League of Minnesota dinner featuring the “2013 Friends of the Taxpayer” and where […]

Rep. Jenifer Loon Denied Endorsement by Republican Party of Minnesota; Loon Voted for Same-Sex Marriage in 2013

Rep. Jenifer Loon Denied Endorsement by Republican Party of Minnesota; Loon Voted for Same-Sex Marriage in 2013

Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), who serves as the Deputy Minority Leader in the Minnesota House of Representatives, was denied the endorsement of the Republican Party of Minnesota in House District 48B. In 2013, Loon was one of four Republicans in the Minnesota House of Representatives who voted for legislation […]

On the Campaign Trail…Another Big Saturday (But Not the Biggest)

On the Campaign Trail…Another Big Saturday (But Not the Biggest)

Today is another big Saturday of conventions – but not the biggest – of local conventions which have begun the process of electing the delegates who will determine who will be the endorsed candidate (or if they even want to endorse a candidate) for governor and U.S. Senate at the upcoming […]