At The Capitol

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 […]

President Obama Visits Minnesota

President Obama Visits Minnesota

President Obama traveled to Minnesota today to announce new investments in transportation and other infrastructure projects. I’ve been at the airport since President Obama arrived earlier today and I’ll have more to report on his visit to Minnesota later today on politics.mn.

Coleman on FitzSimmons: “he was pilloried, reviled and attacked for this single vote”

Coleman on FitzSimmons: “he was pilloried, reviled and attacked for this single vote”

Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman commented on Representative David FitzSimmons and the ugliness from his endorsement convention last weekend in Wright County. It will be interesting to watch the reaction to Coleman’s analysis and commentary, as Coleman didn’t pull any punches. Below is an excerpt of Coleman’s full comments on […]

Minnesota Legislature Convenes Today

Minnesota Legislature Convenes Today

The Minnesota Legislature convenes today at 12PM. Click here for video of the opening session of the Minnesota Senate and

Zellers in 2014: Yes to Running for Governor, No to Running for MN House

Zellers in 2014: Yes to Running for Governor, No to Running for MN House

Representative Kurt Zellers announced today he would not seek re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Zellers is one of the top Republican candidates against Governor Mark Dayton. In a statement released by his legislative office, Zellers said: It has been an honor to serve the good people of Maple Grove […]

Quote of the Day: Hann on Raising the Minimum Wage

Quote of the Day: Hann on Raising the Minimum Wage

“That makes sense and should not be too damaging…” Source: State Senator David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, ECM Publishing, February 19, 2014