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politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview™: David FitzSimmons, Tom Emmer for Congress

politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview™: David FitzSimmons, Tom Emmer for Congress

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 David FitzSimmons, with Tom Emmer’s congressional campaign, previewing this weekend’s convention. Listen to the audio below […]

Balls & Strikes: Republicans Should Welcome Krinkie’s Exit

Balls & Strikes: Republicans Should Welcome Krinkie’s Exit

6th Congressional District candidate Phil Krinkie announced yesterday that he would not be attending Saturday’s Republican endorsing convention and he may run in the Republican primary, or he may run as a third-party candidate. Krinkie bolting the Republican Party and running as a third-party candidate is a thought that would […]

Exposé on MNSure Chaos Provides GOP with a Golden Opportunity…Will They Take it?

Exposé on MNSure Chaos Provides GOP with a Golden Opportunity…Will They Take it?

A few times each election cycle, the dynamics of a particular race can be altered for one of numerous reasons. The political environment is influenced by many factors and it can change very quickly. The revelations in the Star Tribune’s article, “MNsure defects were no surprise“, could have a dramatic impact […]

politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview: Ben Golnik, Minnesota Jobs Coalition

politics.mn’s 60 Second Interview: Ben Golnik, Minnesota Jobs Coalition

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 Ben Golnik, chairman of the Minnesota Jobs Coalition. Listen to the audio below and check back […]

by · March 31, 2014 · 2 comments · Commentary, Featured, Media
Balls & Strikes: Sarah Palin’s Endorsement Won’t Help the GOP Win in Minnesota

Balls & Strikes: Sarah Palin’s Endorsement Won’t Help the GOP Win in Minnesota

On the first day of the Republican Party of Minnesota (MN GOP) State Convention in 2010, I heard the news that Sarah Palin had endorsed Tom Emmer’s campaign for governor. I was the deputy chair of the MN GOP and the endorsement contest between Tom Emmer and Marty Seifert was […]

Balls & Strikes: Team Thompson Needs to Explain Missed Votes

Balls & Strikes: Team Thompson Needs to Explain Missed Votes

State Senator Dave Thompson (R-Lakeville), who is one of the top Republican candidates for governor, missed a big vote last week in the Minnesota Senate on the tax bill. Missing votes is an issue that won’t go unnoticed, especially if you’re running for re-election or higher office. I wrote about […]

Picture of the Week: There’s Nothing Cooler Than Air Force One…Even on a Cold Day

Picture of the Week: There’s Nothing Cooler Than Air Force One…Even on a Cold Day

President Obama visited Minnesota last week and I took this picture of Air Force One as it kicked up a cloud of snow. I’ll have a post later this week on President Obama’s visit – something cool.

by · March 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Blog, Commentary, Featured
The Straw That Broke the Elephant’s Back

The Straw That Broke the Elephant’s Back

Last year, the Republican Party of Minnesota unveiled a new logo which proclaimed the Republican Party of Minnesota was the “GROWTH & OPPORTUNITY PARTY”. After today, the Republican Party of Minnesota should shelve the logo, because “growth” and “opportunity” is no longer a credible message coming from the Republican Party […]