“There’s no question it would be easier for me as a challenger if everything appeared to be in shambles, that’s clear. But it’s not.” Source: Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson, Star Tribune, “With an economy on the upswing, Dayton is tough target”, August 24, 2014
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 […]
“‘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
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: […]
“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 […]
“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
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 […]
“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.