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Political Drive-Time – October 8, 2013

Political Drive-Time – October 8, 2013

Every afternoon on politics.mn, I’ll be posting links to the key political stories and news summaries of the day and provide you with insight on the political stories people will be talking about the next day. #1. Via politics.mn – Show Me The Money: Expectations for New Fundraising Totals for U.S. Senate Campaigns #2. […]

Show Me The Money: Expectations for New Fundraising Totals for U.S. Senate Campaigns

Show Me The Money: Expectations for New Fundraising Totals for U.S. Senate Campaigns

The October Quarterly fundraising reports for all Congressional campaigns are due by October 15th to the Federal Elections Commission. The reports that will get the most interest will be from candidates for Congress in the 6th Congressional District and candidates for the U.S. Senate. The October Quarterly reports are due […]

Political Drive-Time – October 7, 2013

Political Drive-Time – October 7, 2013

Every afternoon on politics.mn, I’ll be posting links to the key political stories and news summaries of the day and provide you with insight on the political stories people will be talking about the next day. #1. Via politics.mn – Minnesota DFL Video Hits U.S. Senate Candidate McFadden for Skipping Another Candidate Forum #2. […]

Minnesota DFL Video Hits U.S. Senate Candidate McFadden for Skipping Another Candidate Forum

Minnesota DFL Video Hits U.S. Senate Candidate McFadden for Skipping Another Candidate Forum

The Minnesota DFL released a video this morning entitled “Little time for Minnesotans“, which hits Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden for skipping another candidate forum with the other Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate. The video from the Minnesota DFL also pokes McFadden for skipping the candidate forum, but […]

The Politics of Paychecks During Shutdowns May Come Back to Haunt Candidates

The Politics of Paychecks During Shutdowns May Come Back to Haunt Candidates

The federal government has been shutdown for almost six days, but after the federal government re-opens, at least one issue will likely dog incumbent members of Congress: Did they accept a paycheck during the government shutdown? The only member of Minnesota’s Congressional delegation that is accepting a paycheck during the […]

Rosen: “No Decision Yet” On Run For Governor in 2014

Rosen: “No Decision Yet” On Run For Governor in 2014

Senator Julie Rosen responded early this morning to my request for comment by stating, “no decision yet” about her potential candidacy for governor. Sen. Rosen’s comment will continue to fuel speculation, which I wrote about yesterday, as to whether she will run for governor.  As I noted in my post, there is a […]

As Predicted, Bickering Begins About MN GOP Straw Ballot

As Predicted, Bickering Begins About MN GOP Straw Ballot

When I wrote a post a few weeks ago about the MN GOP’s straw ballot candidate preference poll, I ended my post with this: “As we get closer to October 26th, I’d expect the bickering between the campaigns and the MN GOP over the rules and structure of the straw ballot […]

Is Katie Sieben Next in Line to Run with Gov. Dayton?

Is Katie Sieben Next in Line to Run with Gov. Dayton?

As I wrote last week, my belief is that Gov. Dayton runs for re-election – but I also believe that if Gov. Dayton seeks re-election, he runs with a new lieutenant governor. While Republicans look to the professional relationship between Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon as another sign […]