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On the Campaign Trail…Big Conventions for GOP & DFL

On the Campaign Trail…Big Conventions for GOP & DFL

It’s Saturday – Republicans in the 1st & 2nd Congressional Districts will endorse candidates for Congress. I’ll be at the 2nd CD GOP convention in Lakeville. The Minnesota DFL will also have local endorsing conventions - the most watched local endorsing contest will be in House District 60B, between Representative Phyllis Kahn […]

Quote of the Day: Daudt on Approval of New Senate Office Building

Quote of the Day: Daudt on Approval of New Senate Office Building

“Listen very closely to my voice, members…because this is what the voice of reason sounds like.” Source: House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown), criticizing the approval of the new Senate office building by Democrats in the Minnesota House of Representatives. April 4, 2014

by · April 5, 2014 · 1 comment · Fact-Check, Featured
Fact-Check: Ortman’s New Claims False; She Authored Tax Increase

Fact-Check: Ortman’s New Claims False; She Authored Tax Increase

Republican U.S. Senate candidate and State Senator Julianne Ortman appeared on Up & At Em this morning on AM 1130, hosted by Jack Tomczak and Ben Kruse. Ortman was asked during her interview about legislation she authored in the Minnesota Senate in 2009 – Senate File 507. Dr. John Spry, who […]

Quote of the Day: Representative Jim Abeler on Governor Mark Dayton

Quote of the Day: Representative Jim Abeler on Governor Mark Dayton

“The governor has shown that he’s responsive to public pressure…He’s changed his mind on a number of things, which is how a governor should act. It’s refreshing for me after 16 years to know that people still listen.” Source: Representative (and GOP U.S. Senate candidate) Jim Abeler, talking about Governor Mark Dayton. April […]

Fact-Check: Gilbert’s Claims About State Auditor’s Role in Auditing MNSure “Accurate”

Fact-Check: Gilbert’s Claims About State Auditor’s Role in Auditing MNSure “Accurate”

The campaign to be the next State Auditor of Minnesota hasn’t been on the front pages of the newspapers, but last week the race between incumbent State Auditor Rebecca Otto and her Republican opponent, Randy Gilbert, became a bit testy. It all started last week after I published an interview […]

Quote of the Day: Seifert On Republicans in 2010

Quote of the Day: Seifert On Republicans in 2010

“In 2010…the mood of the party was ‘Let’s burn the capitol down,’ and that’s not me.” Source: Marty Seifert, talking about temperament of Republicans in Minnesota when he ran for governor in 2010. March 30, 2014

Quote of the Day: Head of the Republican Party of Minnesota on the Chances of Defeating Franken in November

Quote of the Day: Head of the Republican Party of Minnesota on the Chances of Defeating Franken in November

“Downey acknowledges, though, that the Republican challenger will ‘absolutely’ face a tough race.” Source: Keith Downey, the chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota, on the outlook for Republicans challengers to U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) in 2014, Washington Post, March 19, 2014  

Quote of the Day: Pat Shortridge on the “Circular Firing Squad”

Quote of the Day: Pat Shortridge on the “Circular Firing Squad”

“When good conservatives face the circular firing squad, we’ll be there with the bullet proof vests” Source: Pat Shortridge, in an interview with politics.mn about the start of his new group, Minnesotans for Conservative Leadership. March 18, 2014  

by · March 19, 2014 · 3 comments · Fact-Check, Featured