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McFadden: I won’t be as partisan as Franken

McFadden: I won’t be as partisan as Franken

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden released a new television ad from his campaign today promising “he won’t seek a second term if he votes with either party or any President as often as [U.S. Senator Al] Franken has supported [President] Obama.” McFadden’s new ad continues on the message that Franken votes […]

MN GOP attempting to shame people into voting

MN GOP attempting to shame people into voting

The Republican Party of Minnesota is employing the tactic of using social pressure or shaming in mailings to encourage increased voter participation in elections. But a recent mailing sent to a registered voter in Minnesota and provided to politics.mn backfired, as the voter was falsely accused of not voting in […]

Video shows Nolan “waving a gun around”

Video shows Nolan “waving a gun around”

For the second day this week, images have surfaced of Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN8) handling a firearm in a way called “unsafe and dangerous” by gun rights advocates. The National Republican Campaign Committee released video of Nolan “waving a gun around with his finger on the trigger.” Below is the video of Nolan from […]

Nolan blasted for “unsafe and dangerous” handling of firearm

Nolan blasted for “unsafe and dangerous” handling of firearm

The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee strongly criticized Congressman Rick Nolan today for committing a “significant firearms safety violation.”

Johnson’s first TV ad focuses on government spending

Johnson’s first TV ad focuses on government spending

Jeff Johnson’s campaign for governor released their first campaign television advertisement for the general election today. The ad features Johnson and his family and focuses on government spending and Johnson’s plan to audit state government if elected governor. Below is Johnson’s new ad “Accountability“: In a release from Johnson’s campaign, […]

Dayton maintains big money lead over Johnson

Dayton maintains big money lead over Johnson

Governor Mark Dayton’s campaign announced raising $521,077.28 in the last reporting period and had $1,685,490.55 cash on hand (COH), almost twice as much his Republican rival, Jeff Johnson. Johnson’s campaign reported raising $620,038 and had $866,161 COH. Dayton received a public subsidy payment of $534,071.77, with Johnson receiving $389,408. During the last fundraising period, Dayton had […]

McFadden campaign: pro-Franken Sandy Hook mailing “beyond reprehensible”

McFadden campaign: pro-Franken Sandy Hook mailing “beyond reprehensible”

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign called a recent mailing from Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC supporting U.S. Senator Al Franken’s re-election which features a parent of a child killed at the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School “beyond reprehensible.”  Please click on the image below for a larger view of […]

MacDonald convicted of multiple charges; Required to undergo “psychological evaluation”

MacDonald convicted of multiple charges; Required to undergo “psychological evaluation”

Michelle MacDonald, the Republican endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court, was convicted yesterday in Dakota County of refusal to submit to a breath test and obstructing the legal process during a traffic stop in April 2013. MacDonald was also found guilty of speeding, but was found not guilty on […]