U.S. Senate ’14

Quote of the Day: Can Don Draper spin Franken’s record?

Quote of the Day: Can Don Draper spin Franken’s record?

“Between voting with President Obama 97% of the time and refusing to support a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected nations, Al Franken has repeatedly put his partisan agenda ahead of what’s best for Minnesota families. With a record like this, not even Don Draper could sell Minnesotans on another six […]

McFadden campaign: Franken leaves Ebola hearing after 13 minutes

McFadden campaign: Franken leaves Ebola hearing after 13 minutes

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign issued a press release criticizing U.S. Senator Al Franken for attending a recent three-hour committee hearing about Ebola for only 13 minutes. According to video reviewed by McFadden’s campaign of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee’s “Ebola in West Africa: A Global […]

Quote of the Day: Mark Halperin on U.S. Senate race in MN

Quote of the Day: Mark Halperin on U.S. Senate race in MN

“Democrats are rushing to help Al Franken hold on…” Source: Mark Halperin, “Mark Halperin’s Daybook: Obama On the Trail”, October, 15 2014

Unwinding The SPIN: McFadden’s campaign winning the “spin” war

Unwinding The SPIN: McFadden’s campaign winning the “spin” war

I spoke with a few reporters yesterday about what I am seeing in the last three weeks of the campaign cycle in Minnesota. I commented that I continue to see a strong effort from Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden’s campaign. The most recent example I cited was the […]

Balls & Strikes: Great move by McFadden’s campaign to replay debate

Balls & Strikes: Great move by McFadden’s campaign to replay debate

Balls & Strikes is a continued featured on politics.mn which focuses on examining the tactics and strategies of Minnesota politics, politicians and candidates. I’ve complemented and offered constructive criticism to both Republicans and Democrats. As a Republican, the opportunities to compliment the strategy and tactics of Republican campaigns in 2014 have […]

New GOP poll shows Franken up 7 points

New GOP poll shows Franken up 7 points

The Republican Party of Minnesota released a memorandum from Public Opinion Strategies about a poll conducted for the Republican Party of Minnesota which shows U.S. Senator Al Franken leading Republican Mike McFadden by 7 points. As with the memorandum from McFadden’s campaign, the memorandum today disputes the results of a new poll from KSTP/Survey USA which […]

Balls & Strikes: McFadden’s campaign rebounds after poll

Balls & Strikes: McFadden’s campaign rebounds after poll

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign staff started their day knowing a poll had been released the night before which showed McFadden trailing U.S. Senator Al Franken by 18 points. Having worked on more than one campaign that was behind in public polling by double-digits, I know how tough it […]

McFadden campaign disputes recent KSTP/Survey USA poll

McFadden campaign disputes recent KSTP/Survey USA poll

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign released a memorandum today which disputes the results of a new poll from KSTP/Survey USA which shows U.S. Senator Al Franken with an 18 point lead over McFadden. As I wrote last evening, the poll results from KSTP/Survey USA are surprising, based on recent […]