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Political Drive-Time – July 23, 2014

Political Drive-Time – July 23, 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 - New IE group formed […]

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 […]

New IE group formed to back Jeff Johnson

New IE group formed to back Jeff Johnson

A new Independent Expenditure Committee, “Minnesotans for Responsible Limited Government” has filed with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board to support the candidacy of Jeff Johnson. The paperwork was filed today and the committee registration will appear online tomorrow. A source connected to the group, who asked not to be identified, said “we believe Jeff Johnson is […]

Political Drive-Time – July 21, 2014

Political Drive-Time – July 21, 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 - Turmoil in GOP Reaches […]

Mills wants answers about deleted Nolan tweet

Mills wants answers about deleted Nolan tweet

A tweet deleted from the account of Congressman Rick Nolan which said the said the U.S. Constitution was an “imperfect document” triggered a press release from Nolan’s opponent, Stewart Mills. In a statement from his campaign, Mills said: “Rick Nolan needs to explain what exactly he meant when he called the […]

Jeff Johnson hospitalized

Jeff Johnson hospitalized

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson was hospitalized today for a “small perforation” in his stomach, according to media reports and a statement released by his campaign. Messages of prayers and wishes for a speedy and health recovery for Johnson quickly appeared on Twitter from Republicans and Democrats.  Based on initial media […]

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 […]

Turmoil in GOP Reaches Boiling Point

Turmoil in GOP Reaches Boiling Point

The tension and distrust between Minnesota Republicans over the endorsement of Jeff Johnson for governor has reached such an intensity level, that members of the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Executive Committee who are not supporting Johnson have endured harassing and threatening behavior at two recent meetings.