U.S. Congress ’14

“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 […]

Quote of the Day: Kline campaign on Maher visit to Minnesota

Quote of the Day: Kline campaign on Maher visit to Minnesota

“It’s disappointing [Mike] Obermueller wants to take this race into the gutter and campaign with [Bill] Maher who compared [John] Kline, a decorated Marine Corps veteran, to ‘ISIS’ and ‘Ebola’ and was previously fired by ABC for saluting 9/11 terrorists and calling our troops ‘cowardly.’” Source: Troy Young, campaign spokesman for […]

Live: Nolan, Mills & Sandman debate in Duluth

Live: Nolan, Mills & Sandman debate in Duluth

Congressman Rick Nolan, Republican candidate Stewart Mills and Green Party candidate Ray Sandman are having their first debate in Duluth this morning at 8:00 AM. Please watch the debate live below and check back to politics.mn for additional analysis. Watch live streaming video from theuptake2 at livestream.com

Video shows Nolan “waving a gun around”

Video shows Nolan “waving a gun around”

For the second day this week, images have surfaced of Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN8) handling a firearm in a way called “unsafe and dangerous” by gun rights advocates. The National Republican Campaign Committee released video of Nolan “waving a gun around with his finger on the trigger.” Below is the video of Nolan from […]

Nolan blasted for “unsafe and dangerous” handling of firearm

Nolan blasted for “unsafe and dangerous” handling of firearm

The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee strongly criticized Congressman Rick Nolan today for committing a “significant firearms safety violation.”