This post is not just about coffee, but it will start out with a discussion on coffee. Let me begin by telling you that I do not currently drink coffee. Three years ago, I tried it for a week. I liked the first few cups, but then stopped. I try […]
Balls & Strikes is a continued featured on politics.mn which focuses on examining the tactics and strategies of Minnesota politics, politicians and candidates. I’ve complemented and offered constructive criticism to both Republicans and Democrats. As a Republican, the opportunities to compliment the strategy and tactics of Republican campaigns in 2014 have […]
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign staff started their day knowing a poll had been released the night before which showed McFadden trailing U.S. Senator Al Franken by 18 points. Having worked on more than one campaign that was behind in public polling by double-digits, I know how tough it […]
Yesterday’s U.S. Senate debate between U.S. Senator Al Franken and Republican Mike McFadden was a much different debate than Governor Mark Dayton’s debate with Republican Jeff Johnson and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet. The performance of the Republican candidates and their campaigns yesterday provided political observers of both races with a […]
Governor Mark Dayton, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet all participated in the first of five gubernatorial debate last evening. The debate in Rochester was Johnson’s first opportunity to directly contrast his vision for Minnesota with Dayton’s record over the last four years. After Mike […]
After the 2014 Republican Party of Minnesota State Convention in Rochester, Republican Party of Minnesota chairman Keith Downey made it clear it was the obligation of Republicans to support the endorsed candidates. In his now infamous memorandum sent to Republican activists, Downey called on party leaders “at all levels” to […]
Since Jeff Johnson announced his campaign for governor, Johnson and his supporters have attempted to cultivate an image of Johnson as a fighter. Johnson has referred to himself as a “scrappy fighter” in speeches and his presentation at the 2014 Republican State Convention in Rochester, included a video of a […]
Balls & Strikes is a feature on politics.mn focused on examining the tactics and strategies of Minnesota politics, politicians and candidates.