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Balls & Strikes: Flawless response by campaign to Johnson’s hospital stay

Balls & Strikes: Flawless response by campaign to Johnson’s hospital stay

Hennepin County Commissioner and Republican endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson has been hospitalized since Monday, as he recovers from a “small perforation” in his stomach. It’s never good thing to have a candidate off the campaign trail, but Johnson’s team has shown great discipline this week during their candidate’s […]

Maybe Chester has the plan

Maybe Chester has the plan

Republican endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson and his lieutenant governor Bill Kuisle have had trouble over the last few weeks offering specifics on what they would do if elected in November. The lack of details offered by both Johnson and Kuisle could lead some to question how much planning and thought they […]

It’s all about Sheila

It’s all about Sheila

The side-show in Minnesota politics this year is the House District 48B GOP primary, where Sheila Kihne, a Republican activist & author from Eden Prairie, is challenging Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie). Loon has won by wide-margins since being elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008 and serves as […]

They Said It: Quotes you’ll likely be seeing

They Said It: Quotes you’ll likely be seeing

I’m compiling a list of key quotes that will likely resurface during the upcoming elections. Below is a the list I’ve started and I would welcome suggestions on quotes to include on this list. Please leave your suggestions in the comment section of this post. “My plan would be to go all Scott […]

Balls & Strikes: For DeJournett, all politics is truly local

Balls & Strikes: For DeJournett, all politics is truly local

Yesterday Jeff Johnson’s gubernatorial campaign announced the formation of “Women for Johnson.”  The decision to create the group is clearly an attempt by Johnson’s campaign to overcome a political handicap: an all male-ticket. After struggling to find a candidate for lieutenant governor, Johnson selected former Representative Bill Kuisle (R-Rochester). I contacted […]

Double Quote of the Day: Kuisle Fuzzy on Johnson’s Plans as Governor

Double Quote of the Day: Kuisle Fuzzy on Johnson’s Plans as Governor

“When it comes to specific plans for how to achieve their goals, Kuisle said a lot of it is ‘a work in progress.’ ‘It varies so much that it’s hard to get your hands around it right away,’ Kuisle said. ‘We’re in the process of gathering information. We kind of […]

Quote of the Day: Kuisle on Joining Johnson’s Campaign

Quote of the Day: Kuisle on Joining Johnson’s Campaign

“It’s like, you’ve got to be kidding me. I’ve been out 10 years, what do I bring to the ticket?” Source: Bill Kuisle on being contacted by Jeff Johnson’s campaign for governor about his interest in joining the ticket. Source: Perham Focus, July 6, 2014.

Kihne Advocated for Poll Tax to Vote

Kihne Advocated for Poll Tax to Vote

The past blog posts of Sheila Kihne, who is challenging Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) in the House District 48B GOP primary, are coming under new scrutiny. Starting in 2008, Kihne blogged at “The Activist Next Door“, but eventually the blog became dormant. Now six years later, her past controversial comments on a […]