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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 […]

Balls & Strikes: Honour, Seifert, Zellers should release tax returns

Balls & Strikes: Honour, Seifert, Zellers should release tax returns

The Star Tribune just posted another very interesting story about candidates for statewide office releasing their tax returns for public examination. Candidates for political office in Minnesota are not required by law to release their personal income tax returns. As noted in the Star Tribune story, Gov. Mark Dayton has […]

Quote of the Day: Bachmann on running for president in ’16

Quote of the Day: Bachmann on running for president in ’16

“The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running…They haven’t speculated, for instance, that I’m going to run. What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run.” Source: Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Real Clear Politics via Pioneer […]

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 […]

Quote of the Day: Kriesel on Bob Frey and the GOP

Quote of the Day: Kriesel on Bob Frey and the GOP

“As long as there are MNGOP candidates like Bob Frey and sitting legislators that endorse his kind, the MNGOP is doomed…Conservatives can complain about the ‘liberal media’ all they want, but endorsing people like Frey invites the criticism.” Source: Former Representative John Kriesel via Twitter. Source: Politics in Minnesota, July […]

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 […]

Campaign Reports of Johnson & Seifert Missing Key Information

Campaign Reports of Johnson & Seifert Missing Key Information

The campaign finance reports of Republican gubernatorial candidates Jeff Johnson and Marty Seifert are missing details related to staff payments.

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 […]