U.S. Congress ’14

Benson’s Endorsement of Emmer Conflicts with Thompson’s Campaign’s “Strict Policy” of No Endorsements

Benson’s Endorsement of Emmer Conflicts with Thompson’s Campaign’s “Strict Policy” of No Endorsements

Last summer, when Rhonda Sivarajah announced her campaign for Congress in the 6th Congressional District at an auto repair shop in Ham Lake, State Senator Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake) was there to support Sivarajah’s campaign. As Sivarajah spoke at the podium about her campaign, Benson stood behind Sivarajah, along with […]

Emmer Wins GOP Endorsement in 6th; Sivarajah to Run in Primary

Emmer Wins GOP Endorsement in 6th; Sivarajah to Run in Primary

Tom Emmer won the endorsement from Republicans in the 6th Congressional District on the first ballot on Saturday with 76 percent of the vote over Anoka County commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah. Emmer was the heavy favorite to win the endorsement. In February, Emmer won the 6th CD straw ballot with 67 percent […]

Live Blog: On the Campaign Trail…April 12, 2014

Live Blog: On the Campaign Trail…April 12, 2014

politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview™: David FitzSimmons, Tom Emmer for Congress

politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview™: David FitzSimmons, Tom Emmer for Congress

In the age of Twitter and text messages, the attention span of people has been greatly reduced. politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview™ will be quick interviews with Minnesota politicos. Below is an interview I did today with David FitzSimmons, with Tom Emmer’s congressional campaign, previewing this weekend’s convention. Listen to the audio below […]

Balls & Strikes: Republicans Should Welcome Krinkie’s Exit

Balls & Strikes: Republicans Should Welcome Krinkie’s Exit

6th Congressional District candidate Phil Krinkie announced yesterday that he would not be attending Saturday’s Republican endorsing convention and he may run in the Republican primary, or he may run as a third-party candidate. Krinkie bolting the Republican Party and running as a third-party candidate is a thought that would […]

GOP Endorses Kline for Re-election in 2nd CD, Miller in 1st CD

GOP Endorses Kline for Re-election in 2nd CD, Miller in 1st CD

Congressman John Kline was endorsed today for re-election by Republicans in the 2nd Congressional District. Kline defeated his GOP challenger, David Gerson, on the first ballot. The convention was very passionate, but it had a very calm and tidy ending, as Gerson took the stage to announce Kline had been […]

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 […]

The Buzz: Emmer Raises Over $200K in First Quarter of 2014; $800K Raised for Campaign

The Buzz: Emmer Raises Over $200K in First Quarter of 2014; $800K Raised for Campaign

Former Representative Tom Emmer raised over $200,000 in the first fundraising quarter of 2014, according to sources close to Emmer’s congressional campaign. When the final reports are released, Emmer will have raised approximately $800,000 for his congressional campaign – a very, very impressive total. Emmer has built huge a fundraising […]