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Topic Du Jour: Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate

Topic Du Jour: Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate

Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race has been the subject of a series of press articles in the last 36 hours. The bulk of the articles have been focused on Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden, who is one the Republican challengers of against U.S. Senator Al Franken. A summary of the […]

The Big Analysis Post of Campaign Finance Reports

The Big Analysis Post of Campaign Finance Reports

The Year-end Report of Receipts and Expenditures for state campaigns with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board have been posted online. This post will be updated with additional analysis later today, so please check back to politics.mn. Click on the links below to view the 2013 campaign finance reports […]

by · February 1, 2014 · 0 comments · 2014 Elections, Governor '14
Thompson to Select Benson as Lt. Gov

Thompson to Select Benson as Lt. Gov

State Senator Dave Thompson (R-Lakeville) and Republican candidate for governor will select State Senator Michelle Benson (R-Andover) as his pick to be the next lieutenant governor, according to Republican sources I spoke with and based on reporting from the Associated Press. As I wrote yesterday, this is a bold move by Thompson’s […]

by · January 30, 2014 · 0 comments · 2014 Elections, Governor '14
Balls & Strikes: Bold Move to Announce Running Mate This Early, But it Could Payoff for Team Thompson

Balls & Strikes: Bold Move to Announce Running Mate This Early, But it Could Payoff for Team Thompson

State Senator Dave Thompson (R-Lakeville) surprised most Minnesota politicos this afternoon by announcing he will name his selection for lieutenant governor tomorrow at 10:30 AM. Some were quick to criticize the decisions by Thompson’s campaign, but with precinct caucuses less than a week away, naming his running mate is a […]

by · January 29, 2014 · 0 comments · 2014 Elections, Governor '14
Sivarajah Raises Almost $14K in Last Quarter of ’13

Sivarajah Raises Almost $14K in Last Quarter of ’13

Rhonda Sivarajah’s campaign for Congress announced raising $13,660 in the last fundraising quarter of 2013, according to information from the St. Cloud Times and Blois Olson’s The Morning Take. The St. Cloud Times wrote: “[the] disclosure shows Sivarajah badly trailing fellow Republican candidate Tom Emmer in donor support…” Emmer raised over $200,000 in the last […]

Political Drive-Time – January 28, 2014

Political Drive-Time – January 28, 2014

Every late afternoon/early evening on politics.mn, I’ll be posting links to the key political stories and news summaries of the day and provide you with insight on the political stories people will be talking about the next day. #1. politics.mn - Dayton Campaign Announces Record Fundraising Total for 2013 #2. politics.mn - Dahlberg […]

by · January 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Media
Dahlberg Campaign Announces Raising Over $100K in 2013

Dahlberg Campaign Announces Raising Over $100K in 2013

U.S. Senate candidate Chris Dahlberg announced today they raised $103,048 in 2013. According to a press release, Dahlberg’s campaign will report fourth quarter expenses totaled $56,080.67, leaving $46,967.33 in cash on hand. Dahlberg said in a release: Three months ago I was known mostly in Northeastern Minnesota, but since then I’ve put thousands of […]

For Stepping Back on the Field, I Tip My Cap to Tom Emmer

For Stepping Back on the Field, I Tip My Cap to Tom Emmer

In early December of 2011, during the State Central Committee meeting of the Republican Party, I commented to reporters about Tom Emmer and his 2010 campaign for governor. In the hallway of the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, I blasted away at the 2010 Republican nominee for governor for his stumbles on […]