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DFL pounces on Johnson’s “no clue” comment

DFL pounces on Johnson’s “no clue” comment

The Minnesota DFL pounced on comments made by Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson in yesterday’s debate by releasing a video of Johnson’s “no clue” answer to a question about how to define the middle class. Below is the Minnesota’s DFL video “Jeff Johnson has no clue“: As I wrote […]

Replay: Secretary of State debate at the U of M

Replay: Secretary of State debate at the U of M

The race to be the next Minnesota Secretary of State will get some additional attention today as four of the candidates running will debate today at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. Republican candidate Steve Severson, Democratic candidate Steve Simon, Libertarian candidate Bob Odden and Independence Party candidate […]

Unwinding The SPIN: Jeff Johnson’s “no clue” candidacy is over

Unwinding The SPIN: Jeff Johnson’s “no clue” candidacy is over

I watched this morning’s gubernatorial debate between Governor Mark Dayton and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson. In my first tweet about the debate, I complimented Johnson’s opening statement. Johnson said he was running for governor “because someone needs to stand-up for the middle class” in Minnesota. In his brief opening remarks, […]

Replay: Dayton vs Johnson debate at Hamline University

Replay: Dayton vs Johnson debate at Hamline University

Governor Mark Dayton and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson will participate in a debate St. Paul this morning. Independence Party candidate for governor Hannah Nicollet was not allowed to participate in the debate and announced last evening she will a federal lawsuit file lawsuit against Hamline University (I’ll more later today […]

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 […]

“Shocking” KSTP shows Mills leading Nolan

“Shocking” KSTP shows Mills leading Nolan

A new poll from KSTP/Survey USA shows Republican Stewart Mills leading DFL Congressman Rick Nolan 47 percent to 39 percent in a survey of 555 “likely voters” from Oct. 9 to 12. Green Party candidate Ray Sandman polled at 4 percent and 11 percent was undecided. From KSTP: “This is a shocking poll and […]

GOP poll: Tight race for Secretary of State

GOP poll: Tight race for Secretary of State

A recent poll for the Republican Party of Minnesota in the race for Minnesota Secretary of State shows Republican Dan Severson with 30 percent, 28 percent for DFL Representative Steve Simon and 29 percent undecided. The poll of 500 “likely” voters was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies from October 5 […]

GOP poll: Westrom 44% Peterson 43%

GOP poll: Westrom 44% Peterson 43%

A new poll from the Tarrance Group and released by Torrey Westrom’s campaign for Congress in the 7th Congressional District shows Westrom in dead heat with DFL Congressman Collin Peterson. A poll of 300 “likely” voters from October 12 to 14, showed Westrom at 44 percent, Peterson with 43 percent, and […]