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Balls & Strikes: Anatomy of a Resignation

Balls & Strikes: Anatomy of a Resignation

April Todd-Malmlov has resigned from MNsure, with some asking today if she was a scapegoat for the larger problems at MNsure. I agree with the author of the story that “it’s hard to feel schadenfreude” for Todd-Malmlov, as the problems with MNsure are much bigger than an ill-timed two-week vacation. […]

Sources: Housley Being Encouraged to Run for Governor

Sources: Housley Being Encouraged to Run for Governor

According to multiple sources I spoke with today, State Senator Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point) is being enouraged to run for governor in 2014 against Gov. Mark Dayton. While Housley was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2012, she is already considered one of the strongest Republican members in the […]

Three Political Developments That May Give Republicans A Boost In 2014

Three Political Developments That May Give Republicans A Boost In 2014

#1. Obama’s poll numbers dropping: President Obama’s approval rating is currently the lowest of his presidency, with 59 percent disapproving of the job he’s doing. Click here to read the complete polling information. #2. MNSure: The same poll mentioned above shows only 19 percent of Americans think the healthcare they […]

Will Gov. Dayton Run for Re-election? Yes!

Will Gov. Dayton Run for Re-election? Yes!

Will Gov. Mark Dayton run for re-election in 2014, or will history once again be a predictor of future behavior and will Dayton decline to seek re-election? Gov. Dayton, who previously served as Minnesota’s State Auditor and U.S. Senator has never sought re-election to any of the offices he previously […]