U.S. Congress ’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. […]

McFadden and Emmer to barnstrom Minnesota

McFadden and Emmer to barnstrom Minnesota

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign announced he will travel across Minnesota on Monday with 6th Congressional District candidate Tom Emmer. 7th Congressional District candidate Torrey Westrom will join McFadden and Emmer at numerous stops. Westrom is battling against incumbent Congressman Collin Peterson. In a statement from his campaign, McFadden […]

“Shocking” KSTP shows Mills leading Nolan

“Shocking” KSTP shows Mills leading Nolan

A new poll from KSTP/Survey USA shows Republican Stewart Mills leading DFL Congressman Rick Nolan 47 percent to 39 percent in a survey of 555 “likely voters” from Oct. 9 to 12. Green Party candidate Ray Sandman polled at 4 percent and 11 percent was undecided. From KSTP: “This is a shocking poll and […]

GOP poll: Westrom 44% Peterson 43%

GOP poll: Westrom 44% Peterson 43%

A new poll from the Tarrance Group and released by Torrey Westrom’s campaign for Congress in the 7th Congressional District shows Westrom in dead heat with DFL Congressman Collin Peterson. A poll of 300 “likely” voters from October 12 to 14, showed Westrom at 44 percent, Peterson with 43 percent, and […]

From a helicopter, Emmer talks roads in new TV ad

From a helicopter, Emmer talks roads in new TV ad

Tom Emmer’s campaign for Congress released their first campaign television advertisement for the general election today. This is the best part of the ad: As noted by his campaign, Emmer is on camera “speaking on the safety and efficiency of central Minnesota’s roads and bridges, while viewing traffic jams and backups […]

Quote of the Day: Nolan on growing up near the Mississippi River

Quote of the Day: Nolan on growing up near the Mississippi River

“I grew up in a time when the lakes and rivers were so polluted they were catching on fire. The Mississippi River where we lived, why you’d go down there in the spring and there were toilet paper and condoms and turds hanging on every branch, and that was the […]