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Quote of the Day: GOP hoped low turnout favored their races

Quote of the Day: GOP hoped low turnout favored their races

“Speculation is a really low turnout – all are apathetic, we are hoping that it favors our races.” Source: Republican Party of Minnesota State Executive Committee notes, October 30, 2014

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 […]

Election Day Live Blog – COMPLETE

Election Day Live Blog – COMPLETE

Welcome to a politics.mn’s Election Day live blog. The live blog will start when the polls open at 7:00 AM and will last until the final results are announced – a long day. Please check back throughout the entire day for immediate analysis, breaking news and up-to-the-minute information on the 2014 elections. […]

Political Drive-Time – October 29, 2014

Political Drive-Time – October 29, 2014

Every Monday thru Friday on politics.mn, I’ll be posting links to the key political stories of the day, providing you with a recap of the day’s events. My goal is to give you a jump start on the political stories people will be talking about today AND tomorrow. #1. Michael Brodkorb’s Star Tribune […]

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Quote of the Day: Can Don Draper spin Franken’s record?

Quote of the Day: Can Don Draper spin Franken’s record?

“Between voting with President Obama 97% of the time and refusing to support a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected nations, Al Franken has repeatedly put his partisan agenda ahead of what’s best for Minnesota families. With a record like this, not even Don Draper could sell Minnesotans on another six […]

Dayton endorsed by St. Cloud Times & Winona Daily News

Dayton endorsed by St. Cloud Times & Winona Daily News

Governor Mark Dayton was endorsed by two newspapers today – The St. Cloud Times and the Winona Daily News. Both newspapers editorials offered tough analysis on the weaknesses in Jeff Johnson’s candidacy. Winona Daily News: “Dayton’s running against Republican Jeff Johnson. Who’s that? We’re not really sure, either. The guy […]

Quote of the Day: Johnson on MNsure rate increases

Quote of the Day: Johnson on MNsure rate increases

“We’re going to see spikes in premiums like no one ever expected. They’re going to kill a lot of families in this state.” Source: Jeff Johnson, Governor’s race, in person, on the issues: Jeff Johnson, October 24, 2014.

Double Quote of the Day: Hennepin County Commissioners on Jeff Johnson

Double Quote of the Day: Hennepin County Commissioners on Jeff Johnson

“There are a lot of 6-1 votes, and he is usually on the side that doesn’t prevail,” said Mike Opat, chair of the Hennepin County Board who, it should be noted, is serving on Gov. Mark Dayton’s campaign finance committee. “[Jeff Johnson] doesn’t work very hard to try and convince the […]