At The Capitol

New GOP TV Ads: “Give It Back” or “Downey for Governor”

New GOP TV Ads: “Give It Back” or “Downey for Governor”

The Republican Party of Minnesota’s new “Give It Back” campaign, focused on encouraging Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature to return all of the projected $1.9 billion budget surplus to taxpayers, continues to create turbulence for Republicans. As previously reported, the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Executive Committee had a conference […]

Republican Party to launch new campaign focused on returning entire budget surplus

Republican Party to launch new campaign focused on returning entire budget surplus

The Republican Party of Minnesota is planning to launch a new advertising campaign focused on encouraging Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature to return all of the projected $1.9 billion budget surplus to taxpayers. Last week, Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Keith Downey called for the entire projected budget surplus […]

Quote of the Day: Dayton on GOP Critics of Minnesota’s Economy

Quote of the Day: Dayton on GOP Critics of Minnesota’s Economy

“As for the criticism by his Republican opponents, Dayton dismissed it, saying, ‘They’re desperately reaching for whatever they can in the midst of a growing economy.’” Source: Governor Mark Dayton, “GOP says Dayton bungled economy, but will voters agree?”, MPR, July 7, 2014

Quote of the Day: GOP Legislator on Women’s Economic Security Act

Quote of the Day: GOP Legislator on Women’s Economic Security Act

“[Ruud] also described the Women’s Economic Security Act, a law intended to reduce the pay gap between men and women, as the ‘worst degrading thing they’ve ever passed for women.’” Source: State Senator Carrie Ruud (R-Breezy Point), Echo Journal, June 26, 2014.

Source: Anoka County

Sivarajah Comes Out Swinging Against National Popular Vote

6th Congressional District candidate Rhonda Sivarajah sent a letter Republican members of the Minnesota House and Senate on Friday about an issue of “grave and genuine concern for the people of Minnesota” – National Popular Vote (NPV). Sivarajah’s letter had two objectives: raise public awareness about NPV and connect her […]

Exposé on MNSure Chaos Provides GOP with a Golden Opportunity…Will They Take it?

Exposé on MNSure Chaos Provides GOP with a Golden Opportunity…Will They Take it?

A few times each election cycle, the dynamics of a particular race can be altered for one of numerous reasons. The political environment is influenced by many factors and it can change very quickly. The revelations in the Star Tribune’s article, “MNsure defects were no surprise“, could have a dramatic impact […]

Sources: Hann Expresses Regret at Caucus Meeting for Controversy About His Vote on Tax Bill

Sources: Hann Expresses Regret at Caucus Meeting for Controversy About His Vote on Tax Bill

According to multiple sources, the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus’ (MN SRC) meeting last night was very “vibrant.” The meeting started around 5:30 PM and lasted over 4 hours. From sources I spoke with last evening and this morning, the caucus meeting focused on the 2016 elections (which are 961 days […]

Sources: Hann Asked to Resign as Minority Leader of the Minnesota Senate

Sources: Hann Asked to Resign as Minority Leader of the Minnesota Senate

According to “high-level” sources at the Minnesota State Capitol, State Senator David Hann (R-Eden Prairie), the Minority Leader in the Minnesota Senate, has been asked to resign his leadership position by Republican state senators. Sources I spoke with this afternoon said Hann has been asked to resign due to his vote […]