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Republican Party to launch new campaign focused on returning entire budget surplus

Republican Party to launch new campaign focused on returning entire budget surplus

The Republican Party of Minnesota is planning to launch a new advertising campaign focused on encouraging Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature to return all of the projected $1.9 billion budget surplus to taxpayers. Last week, Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Keith Downey called for the entire projected budget surplus […]

DFL & GOP move date of 2016 precinct caucuses

DFL & GOP move date of 2016 precinct caucuses

The Minnesota DFL and the Republican Party of Minnesota have reached an agreement to schedule precinct caucuses for March 1, 2016. State law allows for the chairs of the two major political parties to jointly schedule the date of precinct caucuses for general elections. The State Executive Committee of the Republican Party […]

Problems with Ortman’s U.S. Senate campaign continue to grow

Problems with Ortman’s U.S. Senate campaign continue to grow

Since my initial post on politics.mn about the issues involving the campaign finance reports of former U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman, the story has ballooned into massive and complex political story. Here is where we are today with the story: #1. Allegation made by candidate that an advisor to Ortman […]

FEC: Ortman’s campaign missing almost $130K

FEC: Ortman’s campaign missing almost $130K

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has notified the treasurer of former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman’s campaign committee that a cash balance discrepancy of almost $130,000 appears in reports filled with the FEC. Since being notified of the issues with her campaign finance reports, Ortman’s committee did not file an October Quarterly […]

What the #%*! happened in Minnesota?

What the #%*! happened in Minnesota?

The 2014 elections are over in Minnesota and the results have many people scratching their heads trying to figure what happened. I’ll be doing media interviews today and I’ll have a post up later tonight with my detailed analysis on what happened yesterday in Minnesota. As always, please check back to […]

Election Day Live Blog – COMPLETE

Election Day Live Blog – COMPLETE

Welcome to a politics.mn’s Election Day live blog. The live blog will start when the polls open at 7:00 AM and will last until the final results are announced – a long day. Please check back throughout the entire day for immediate analysis, breaking news and up-to-the-minute information on the 2014 elections. […]

New polls show tight races for U.S. Senate, governor

New polls show tight races for U.S. Senate, governor

New polls from KSTP/Survey USA shows tight races for the U.S. Senate and governor in the closing days before Election Day. Governor Mark Dayton is leading Republican Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson 47 percent to 42 percent. U.S. Senator Al Franken is leading Republican Mike McFadden  51 percent to 40 percent. […]

McFadden and Emmer to barnstrom Minnesota

McFadden and Emmer to barnstrom Minnesota

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign announced he will travel across Minnesota on Monday with 6th Congressional District candidate Tom Emmer. 7th Congressional District candidate Torrey Westrom will join McFadden and Emmer at numerous stops. Westrom is battling against incumbent Congressman Collin Peterson. In a statement from his campaign, McFadden […]