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Political Drive-Time – April 23, 2014

Political Drive-Time – April 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 – Balls & Strikes: Is […]

by · April 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Media
The Buzz: Emmer Raises Over $200K in First Quarter of 2014; $800K Raised for Campaign

The Buzz: Emmer Raises Over $200K in First Quarter of 2014; $800K Raised for Campaign

Former Representative Tom Emmer raised over $200,000 in the first fundraising quarter of 2014, according to sources close to Emmer’s congressional campaign. When the final reports are released, Emmer will have raised approximately $800,000 for his congressional campaign – a very, very impressive total. Emmer has built huge a fundraising […]

They Said It: Al Franken on Corporations

They Said It: Al Franken on Corporations

U.S. Senate Al Franken is running Facebook ads which say “Corporations are NOT people. Al Franken supports a constitutional amendment that overturns Citizens United and returns power to (actual) people. Join Al and sign this petition if you do too.” The ad is below. But during the 2008 campaign, Franken […]

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 […]