MN House ’14

Balls & Strikes: GOP must throw out their campaign playbook

Balls & Strikes: GOP must throw out their campaign playbook

The 2014 elections are over in Minnesota and the results have many people scratching their heads trying to figure out what happened. For Republicans, the results were mixed, as Republicans won control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, but lost every statewide race in Minnesota. I spent more time than […]

What the #%*! happened in Minnesota?

What the #%*! happened in Minnesota?

The 2014 elections are over in Minnesota and the results have many people scratching their heads trying to figure what happened. I’ll be doing media interviews today and I’ll have a post up later tonight with my detailed analysis on what happened yesterday in Minnesota. As always, please check back to […]

Election Day Live Blog – COMPLETE

Election Day Live Blog – COMPLETE

Welcome to a politics.mn’s Election Day live blog. The live blog will start when the polls open at 7:00 AM and will last until the final results are announced – a long day. Please check back throughout the entire day for immediate analysis, breaking news and up-to-the-minute information on the 2014 elections. […]

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 […]