Secretary of State ’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. […]

Replay: Secretary of State debate at the U of M

Replay: Secretary of State debate at the U of M

The race to be the next Minnesota Secretary of State will get some additional attention today as four of the candidates running will debate today at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. Republican candidate Steve Severson, Democratic candidate Steve Simon, Libertarian candidate Bob Odden and Independence Party candidate […]

To protect Johnson, GOP withheld good poll information

To protect Johnson, GOP withheld good poll information

The Republican Party of Minnesota withheld releasing positive poll information, which showed Republican candidates for statewide office in competitive races with their DFL opponents, because the poll showed Jeff Johnson, the Republican candidate for governor, down “double digits” to Governor Mark Dayton. The Republican Party of Minnesota paid Public Opinion Strategies […]

GOP poll: Tight race for Secretary of State

GOP poll: Tight race for Secretary of State

A recent poll for the Republican Party of Minnesota in the race for Minnesota Secretary of State shows Republican Dan Severson with 30 percent, 28 percent for DFL Representative Steve Simon and 29 percent undecided. The poll of 500 “likely” voters was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies from October 5 […]

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 […]

Howe Won’t Rule Out Run for Secretary of State – UPDATE

Howe Won’t Rule Out Run for Secretary of State – UPDATE

Former Republican State Senator John Howe, who filed for the to run for secretary of state, is not ruling out continuing his campaign after failing to receive the Republican Party of Minnesota’s endorsement for secretary of state. Dan “Doc” Severson was endorsed last weekend by Republicans at the state convention in Rochester […]