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Meet Minnesota’s Todd Akin: Jason Lewis

Meet Minnesota’s Todd Akin: Jason Lewis

In Minnesota’s Second Congressional District, Republicans have endorsed former radio talk show host Jason Lewis. Since Lewis announced his campaign for Congress, he has faced criticism for past comments he made on his radio show about women and for comments he made about the Civil War, slavery and race. Lewis […]

McFadden makes Franken’s 97% voting record with Obama top issue in debate

McFadden makes Franken’s 97% voting record with Obama top issue in debate

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden came out swinging today his first debate with U.S. Senate Al Franken, making Franken’s voting record of supporting President Obama’s agenda 97 percent of the time the top issue in the debate. In the hour long debate in Duluth this morning, McFadden used every […]

Christie’s Minnesota visit is about Christie

Christie’s Minnesota visit is about Christie

Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), the head of the Republican Governor’s Association, will make a stop in Minnesota next month for Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson. Christie appeared at an event in Hudson, Wisconsin today for Governor Scott Walker, but Johnson was not at the event. Since Christie’s event was first reported, […]

by · September 29, 2014 · 6 comments · Uncategorized
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 […]