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Balls & Strikes: Why Jeff Johnson is losing and why he will lose

Balls & Strikes: Why Jeff Johnson is losing and why he will lose

The opportunity for Republicans to win the race for governor ended when Jeff Johnson became the Republican endorsed candidate for governor in June and when he later won the primary election in August. Johnson is losing the race for governor and he will lose the election two weeks from today because […]

Balls & Strikes: Great move by McFadden’s campaign to replay debate

Balls & Strikes: Great move by McFadden’s campaign to replay debate

Balls & Strikes is a continued featured on politics.mn which focuses on examining the tactics and strategies of Minnesota politics, politicians and candidates. I’ve complemented and offered constructive criticism to both Republicans and Democrats. As a Republican, the opportunities to compliment the strategy and tactics of Republican campaigns in 2014 have […]

Balls & Strikes: McFadden’s campaign rebounds after poll

Balls & Strikes: McFadden’s campaign rebounds after poll

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign staff started their day knowing a poll had been released the night before which showed McFadden trailing U.S. Senator Al Franken by 18 points. Having worked on more than one campaign that was behind in public polling by double-digits, I know how tough it […]

Balls & Strikes: McFadden is the “scrappy fighter” in ’14

Balls & Strikes: McFadden is the “scrappy fighter” in ’14

Yesterday’s U.S. Senate debate between U.S. Senator Al Franken and Republican Mike McFadden was a much different debate than Governor Mark Dayton’s debate with Republican Jeff Johnson and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet. The performance of the Republican candidates and their campaigns yesterday provided political observers of both races with a […]

Balls & Strikes: Hypocrisy, thy name is Keith Downey

Balls & Strikes: Hypocrisy, thy name is Keith Downey

After the 2014 Republican Party of Minnesota State Convention in Rochester, Republican Party of Minnesota chairman Keith Downey made it clear it was the obligation of Republicans to support the endorsed candidates. In his now infamous memorandum sent to Republican activists, Downey called on party leaders “at all levels” to […]

Balls & Strikes: Johnson’s tongue-tied about Tea Party support

Balls & Strikes: Johnson’s tongue-tied about Tea Party support

Balls & Strikes is a feature on politics.mn focused on examining the tactics and strategies of Minnesota politics, politicians and candidates.  

Balls & Strikes: Honour, Seifert, Zellers should release tax returns

Balls & Strikes: Honour, Seifert, Zellers should release tax returns

The Star Tribune just posted another very interesting story about candidates for statewide office releasing their tax returns for public examination. Candidates for political office in Minnesota are not required by law to release their personal income tax returns. As noted in the Star Tribune story, Gov. Mark Dayton has […]

Balls & Strikes: Flawless response by campaign to Johnson’s hospital stay

Balls & Strikes: Flawless response by campaign to Johnson’s hospital stay

Hennepin County Commissioner and Republican endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson has been hospitalized since Monday, as he recovers from a “small perforation” in his stomach. It’s never good thing to have a candidate off the campaign trail, but Johnson’s team has shown great discipline this week during their candidate’s […]