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New Poll Shows Emmer with “Staggering” Lead in GOP Primary

New Poll Shows Emmer with “Staggering” Lead in GOP Primary

Tom Emmer, the Republican endorsed candidate for Congress in the 6th Congressional District has a “staggering” lead over his potential rivals in the Republican primary election, according to a poll released this morning from Emmer’s campaign. 94 percent of likely primary voters have heard of Emmer, with 81 percent having an opinion […]

The Buzz: Timing of Endorsement May Help GOP Find Candidate for Attorney General

The Buzz: Timing of Endorsement May Help GOP Find Candidate for Attorney General

The 2014 Republican Party of Minnesota State Convention is next month and Republicans in Minnesota have yet to find a candidate to run for attorney general against incumbent Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. This isn’t a new problem for Republicans. The last Republican in Minnesota elected attorney general was Doug […]

The Buzz: Emmer Raises Over $200K in First Quarter of 2014; $800K Raised for Campaign

The Buzz: Emmer Raises Over $200K in First Quarter of 2014; $800K Raised for Campaign

Former Representative Tom Emmer raised over $200,000 in the first fundraising quarter of 2014, according to sources close to Emmer’s congressional campaign. When the final reports are released, Emmer will have raised approximately $800,000 for his congressional campaign – a very, very impressive total. Emmer has built huge a fundraising […]

Dan “Doc” Severson Announces Campaign for Secretary of State

Dan “Doc” Severson Announces Campaign for Secretary of State

Dan “Doc” Severson, the 2010 endorsed Republican candidate for secretary of state, announced today he would “thrown his Navy pilot’s wings ” into the race for secretary of state in 2014. Severson served four terms in the Minnesota House of Representative and ran for the U.S. Senate in 2012, but lost […]

Former State Senator Ted Daley Won’t Run for Secretary of State

Former State Senator Ted Daley Won’t Run for Secretary of State

Former Republican State Senator Ted Daley, who served in the Minnesota Senate from 2011-2013, announced in a Facebook past last evening that he would not run for secretary of state. Daley told multiple media outlets he was considering a run for secretary of state after businessman Dennis Nguyen ended his campaign. […]

politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview: Republican Candidate for Secretary of State John Howe

politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview: Republican Candidate for Secretary of State John Howe

In the age of Twitter and text messages, the attention span of people has been greatly reduced. politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview™ will be quick interviews with Minnesota politicos. Below is an interview I did today with former Republican state senator John Howe, who’s now running for secretary of state. Listen to […]

American Encore Releases TV Ad Against Franken

American Encore Releases TV Ad Against Franken

The first TV ad in the U.S. Senate race has been released and the ad criticizes incumbent U.S. Senator Al Franken for advocating a change at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which would impose new limitations on the political activity by “social welfare” groups. Below is the ad from American Encore: […]

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 […]