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Johnson’s campaign downplays fundraising expectations

Johnson’s campaign downplays fundraising expectations

Fresh off his win in the Republican primary for governor, Jeff Johnson’s campaign is downplaying fundraising raising expectations as Johnson begins his general election battle with Governor Mark Dayton. The most recent fundraising figures available ($861,815.04 and Johnson with $133,886.49Pre-Primary Report of Receipts and Expenditures + 24 Hour Notices) shows Dayton […]

Quote of the Day: Downey boosts “four” GOP candidates in primary

Quote of the Day: Downey boosts “four” GOP candidates in primary

“‘We have four, I think, really strong candidates, all of whom would be a very welcome change from Mark Dayton,’ said Keith Downey, chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party.” Source: Star Tribune, August 10, 2014

Applebaum falsely claims endorsement from Ramstad

Applebaum falsely claims endorsement from Ramstad

Contrary to the campaign advertisements and promotions, former Congressman Jim Ramstad (R-MN) has not endorsed Jon Applebaum, a DFL candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 44B. Applebaum has listed Ramstad as a supporter of his campaign on both his literature and website. In an e-mail to politics.mn, Ramstad was very clear: […]

Quote of the Day: Perske on filing FEC paperwork late

Quote of the Day: Perske on filing FEC paperwork late

“The Federal Election Commission on Friday issued a warning letter to Perske’s campaign treasurer, advising the campaign to file the report within four business days. Perske said he wasn’t aware of the warning letter either. ‘You caught me off guard,’ Perske said in a phone interview Tuesday. ‘This is our […]

Quote of the Day: McFadden vs. Franken a “top ten target” race

Quote of the Day: McFadden vs. Franken a “top ten target” race

“This race is a top ten target for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, so goes Minnesota, so goes the United States Senate as you look at issues that matter to our membership.” Source: Rob Engstrom, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, MPR, August 4, 2014

Political Drive-Time – August 1, 2014

Political Drive-Time – August 1, 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. politics.mn - MacDonald ticketed by Minnesota […]

Quote of the Day: Coleman on no debates at MN State Fair

Quote of the Day: Coleman on no debates at MN State Fair

“Franken and Dayton made a calculated decision to give Minnesotans the big middle corn dog.” Source: Former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman about U.S. Senator Al Franken and Governor Mark Dayton not participating in Minnesota Public Radio’s debate at the Minnesota State Fair. Source: Notes from Norm, August 1, 2014.

Quote of the Day: Brodkorb on picking a Twitter fight with Kriesel

Quote of the Day: Brodkorb on picking a Twitter fight with Kriesel

“[Brodkorb] cited John Kriesel, a 32-year old former representative from Cottage Grove, as the local master of the medium. ‘I can’t think of a worse person to pick a Twitter fight with,’ Brodkorb said of Kriesel, whose Twitter stats (27,000 tweets, 19,000 followers) dwarf those of any current lawmaker.” Source: Michael […]