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Weaver continues to give Dayton rave reviews

Weaver continues to give Dayton rave reviews

Charlie Weaver, the Executive Director of the Minnesota Business Partnership continues to give Governor Mark dayton rave reviews in public comments about Dayton’s work with Minnesota economy. Last year I wrote that Dayton appeared at the annual dinner of the Minnesota Business Partnership and the reaction to Gov. Dayton’s speech by […]

Political Drive-Time – June 20, 2014

Political Drive-Time – June 20, 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 - Quote of the Day: […]

Fact-Check: Ortman’s New Claims False; She Authored Tax Increase

Fact-Check: Ortman’s New Claims False; She Authored Tax Increase

Republican U.S. Senate candidate and State Senator Julianne Ortman appeared on Up & At Em this morning on AM 1130, hosted by Jack Tomczak and Ben Kruse. Ortman was asked during her interview about legislation she authored in the Minnesota Senate in 2009 – Senate File 507. Dr. John Spry, who […]

Campaigns the Target of a New Dirty Trick: Fake Twitter Followers

Campaigns the Target of a New Dirty Trick: Fake Twitter Followers

Over the last few days, numerous Republican campaigns in Minnesota have been the target of new dirty trick in politics: fake Twitter followers. The campaigns of 2nd Congressional District candidate David Gerson, 6th Congressional District canidate  Tom Emmer, and U.S. Senate candidate Chris Dahlberg, have all commented publicly on Twitter about the […]

David FitzSimmons: Being Wronged for Doing Right

David FitzSimmons: Being Wronged for Doing Right

I first met David FitzSimmons in 2008 and I’ve had the opportunity to work in Republican politics with him while I served as Deputy Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Since then, I’ve developed a better friendship with David, but with most friendships in politics, it has been strained […]

Precinct Caucus Primer & Predictions

Precinct Caucus Primer & Predictions

Precinct caucuses are today in Minnesota and before I write anything else, I encourage you to attend your neighborhood  precinct caucus meeting. Click here for information from the Minnesota Office of Secretary of State Mark Ritchie on precinct caucuses. Republicans will have multiple candidates for statewide office  traveling across Minnesota […]

Balls & Strikes: Phil Krinkie Should Attend Debates

Balls & Strikes: Phil Krinkie Should Attend Debates

Phil Krinkie, who is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional District, won’t be participating in a candidate forum tonight or one next month. The St. Cloud Times first reported on Krinkie’s decision to not participate in two upcoming debates. One of the Republicans vying to succeed Rep. Michele Bachmann says […]

Why “KingFish” Will Soon Become an Important Word in Politics for the GOP

Why “KingFish” Will Soon Become an Important Word in Politics for the GOP

A story from KARE-11′s Blake McCoy has been traveling through Republican circles since last evening and I predict “KingFish” will soon become a well-known word in Minnesota politics. Here’s the background from KARE-11: It’s not just the NSA spying on your cell phone. KARE 11 has learned that two Minnesota law […]