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The Buzz: Staff changes for Republicans

The Buzz: Staff changes for Republicans

There have been numerous Republican staff changes recently in Minnesota politics and the details of the changes are below. Hennepin County Commissioner and Republican endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson’s top staffer at his county office, Danny Nadeau, has been hired by the Republican Party of Minnesota as their statewide field director. […]

2014 MN GOP State Convention – What Happened?

2014 MN GOP State Convention – What Happened?

The 2014 Republican Party of Minnesota State Convention is completed and my predictions on who would be endorsed for the U.S. Senate and governor were off the mark. So what happened at the convention? The attendance at the convention was low and with contested endorsements for U.S. Senate and governor, […]

2014 MN GOP State Convention – Predictions

2014 MN GOP State Convention – Predictions

The 2014 Republican Party of Minnesota State Convention will begin on Friday in Rochester. Republicans will endorse candidates for the U.S. Senate, governor, attorney general, secretary of state and state auditor. The endorsement for U.S. Senate is on Friday and the endorsement for governor is on Saturday. Below are my […]

Balls & Strikes: Thompson’s New Focus on Fundraising is Too Late

Balls & Strikes: Thompson’s New Focus on Fundraising is Too Late

Dave Thompson’s gubernatorial campaign announced the addition of new “finance leaders” to his campaign team last Friday. Thompson’s new finance team is joining his campaign 332 days after he announced he was running for governor and also just one week before his campaign for governor could end at the Republican Party […]

MPR Fact-Check on MNSure Claims Misses the Mark

MPR Fact-Check on MNSure Claims Misses the Mark

Catharine Richert of Minnesota Public Radio wrote a fact-check of the Compete Minnesota! ad about Scott Honour’s position on MNSure. Richert was critical of a claim made in the ad, which started airing last week, that was based on a post from politics.mn which I wrote over three months ago.  On […]

Childcare Provider in Legal Battle with Dayton Courted as LG Candidate

Childcare Provider in Legal Battle with Dayton Courted as LG Candidate

Jennifer Parrish, a daycare provider from Rochester who is suing Governor Mark Dayton over attempts to unionize child care providers, was approached by two gubernatorial campaigns about her interest in becoming a candidate for lieutenant governor, according to multiple sources. Sources said campaign representatives of Jeff Johnson and Kurt Zellers […]

Reports: Johnson Encouraging Delegates to Also Support Thompson

Reports: Johnson Encouraging Delegates to Also Support Thompson

According to numerous delegates to the upcoming Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Convention, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson is encouraging delegates to support Dave Thompson’s gubernatorial campaign, if Johnson is no longer a candidate. Johnson and Thompson are currently the only major Republican candidates abiding by the endorsement of the Republican Party of […]

New Poll Shows Leads for Dayton & Franken…But

New Poll Shows Leads for Dayton & Franken…But

A new poll from Suffolk University has good news for both Governor Mark Dayton and U.S. Senator Al Franken as the face re-election this later year. But the poll does show opportunities for the Republican candidates running against both Dayton & Franken. Below are the poll results on the main Republican […]