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Republican Party to launch new campaign focused on returning entire budget surplus

Republican Party to launch new campaign focused on returning entire budget surplus

The Republican Party of Minnesota is planning to launch a new advertising campaign focused on encouraging Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature to return all of the projected $1.9 billion budget surplus to taxpayers. Last week, Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman Keith Downey called for the entire projected budget surplus […]

DFL & GOP move date of 2016 precinct caucuses

DFL & GOP move date of 2016 precinct caucuses

The Minnesota DFL and the Republican Party of Minnesota have reached an agreement to schedule precinct caucuses for March 1, 2016. State law allows for the chairs of the two major political parties to jointly schedule the date of precinct caucuses for general elections. The State Executive Committee of the Republican Party […]

Quote of the Day: GOP hoped low turnout favored their races

Quote of the Day: GOP hoped low turnout favored their races

“Speculation is a really low turnout – all are apathetic, we are hoping that it favors our races.” Source: Republican Party of Minnesota State Executive Committee notes, October 30, 2014

Problems with Ortman’s U.S. Senate campaign continue to grow

Problems with Ortman’s U.S. Senate campaign continue to grow

Since my initial post on politics.mn about the issues involving the campaign finance reports of former U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman, the story has ballooned into massive and complex political story. Here is where we are today with the story: #1. Allegation made by candidate that an advisor to Ortman […]

FEC: Ortman’s campaign missing almost $130K

FEC: Ortman’s campaign missing almost $130K

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has notified the treasurer of former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman’s campaign committee that a cash balance discrepancy of almost $130,000 appears in reports filled with the FEC. Since being notified of the issues with her campaign finance reports, Ortman’s committee did not file an October Quarterly […]

Unwinding The SPIN: Republicans need to speak up before hitting the iceberg

Unwinding The SPIN: Republicans need to speak up before hitting the iceberg

Just like clockwork, Republican strategists and campaign advisors to unsuccessful campaigns who were actively involved in the 2014 elections, deciding how to spend millions of dollars, are on a post-election media tour to discuss what went wrong during the elections and why they should be the solution in 2016. I […]

Balls & Strikes: GOP must throw out their campaign playbook

Balls & Strikes: GOP must throw out their campaign playbook

The 2014 elections are over in Minnesota and the results have many people scratching their heads trying to figure out what happened. For Republicans, the results were mixed, as Republicans won control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, but lost every statewide race in Minnesota. I spent more time than […]

What the #%*! happened in Minnesota?

What the #%*! happened in Minnesota?

The 2014 elections are over in Minnesota and the results have many people scratching their heads trying to figure what happened. I’ll be doing media interviews today and I’ll have a post up later tonight with my detailed analysis on what happened yesterday in Minnesota. As always, please check back to […]