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Jungbauer to run for chair of Republican Party

Jungbauer to run for chair of Republican Party

Bill Jungbauer, who previoulsy served in the leadership of the 2nd and 4th Congressional District Republicans, said today he will be a candidate for chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Jungbauer is the first candidate to challenge incumbent Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Keith Downey for re-election. The election […]

A good day of turbulence for the Republican Party

A good day of turbulence for the Republican Party

A sign of growing turbulence inside the Republican Party of Minnesota was on display today, as two members of the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Executive Committee lost their bids for re-election. Dave Thul, a member of the committee from the 1st Congressional District and Pat Anderson, a member of […]

Sawalich to exit as president of Freedom Club

Sawalich to exit as president of Freedom Club

Brandon Sawalich, the President of the Freedom Club, announced last week he will not seek a third term. The Freedom Club is “a 501c4 non-profit corporation organized to educate the public about conservative principles and economic prosperity.” The Freedom Club also supports political candidates through a state and federal PAC. In […]

New GOP TV Ads: “Give It Back” or “Downey for Governor”

New GOP TV Ads: “Give It Back” or “Downey for Governor”

The Republican Party of Minnesota’s new “Give It Back” campaign, focused on encouraging Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature to return all of the projected $1.9 billion budget surplus to taxpayers, continues to create turbulence for Republicans. As previously reported, the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Executive Committee had a conference […]

Republican Party to launch “Give It Back” campaign tomorrow

Republican Party to launch “Give It Back” campaign tomorrow

Additional details have started to emerge about the new advertising campaign from the Republican Party of Minnesota focused on encouraging Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature to return all of the projected $1.9 billion budget surplus to taxpayers. The Republican Party of Minnesota has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow […]

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 […]