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Thissen Swings Back at Davids Over MNsure Comments

Thissen Swings Back at Davids Over MNsure Comments

The Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives fired back at a fellow legislator for public comments made about MNsure. In an op-ed published in the Rochester Post-Bulletin, Representative Paul Thissen (DFL-Minneapolis) fired back at comments made by Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) that “[p]eople will die because of MNsure. That’s a fact.” […]

Housley Calls for Special Session to Fix MNsure

Housley Calls for Special Session to Fix MNsure

State Senator Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point) requested that Governor Mark Dayton call a Special Session of the Minnesota Legislature to help fix the problems with MNsure. In a statement posted on Facebook, Senator Housley said: “Minnesotans are heading into the holiday week feeling unsure about MNsure,” said Senator Housley. “An unelected […]

Legislator: “People will die because of MNsure”

Legislator: “People will die because of MNsure”

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) gave his unvarnished opinion to the Rochester-Post Bulletin on the impacts of MNsure. Rep. Davids said, “People will die because of MNsure. That’s a fact.” This is a major escalation in the rhetorical battle over MNsure. Please check back to politics.mn for more on story later […]

Quote of the Day: WCCO’s Pat Kessler on MNsure

Quote of the Day: WCCO’s Pat Kessler on MNsure

“I believe this is one of the most closed, obtuse, misdirecting, camouflaging agencies I have every dealt with.” Source: WCCO’s Pat Kessler, in an interview with Dan Barreiro on KFAN, December 18, 2013

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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. […]

MN GOP Moves HQ from St. Paul to Minneapolis

MN GOP Moves HQ from St. Paul to Minneapolis

The Republican Party of Minnesota (MN GOP) will be moving from their current office at 525 Park Street in St. Paul to 2200 East Franklin in Minneapolis by January 31, 2014. The MN GOP has maintained a main office in St. Paul since 1993, when the Party moved from Bloomington. […]

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 […]

Rep. Jim Abeler

Abeler Raising Money for U.S. Senate Campaign and for Re-election to MN House

Blois Olson’s The Morning Take reported this morning that Representative Jim Abler is having a fundraising later this month with an interesting twist: “Please join U.S. Senate Candidate Jim Abeler on Wednesday, December 11th for a holiday fundraising reception…Jim is accepting contributions for his U.S. Senate race OR his incumbent MN house seat, please feel free […]