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Johnson’s Tea Party tour of Minnesota

Johnson’s Tea Party tour of Minnesota

Jeff Johnson, the Republican endorsed candidate for governor, has been attempting to distance himself from his association with numerous Tea Party groups in Minnesota. Johnson told Minnesota Public Radio last week that “I am not a tea party extremist.” I was surprised by Johnson’s comments, as he proudly attended Tea Party […]

Fact-Check: Entenza’s Correct: Otto Voted for Voter ID

Fact-Check: Entenza’s Correct: Otto Voted for Voter ID

The animosity between State Auditor Rebecca Otto and her challenger in the DFL primary, former Rep. Matt Entenza, has escalated very quickly. Yesterday, Entenza’s campaign has filed a complaint against Otto over claims she misrepresented her voting record about voter ID. This is a fact-check of the claim made by Entenza’s campaign […]

Balls & Strikes: Republicans Can’t Use the “Kitchen Sink” Strategy Against Franken

Balls & Strikes: Republicans Can’t Use the “Kitchen Sink” Strategy Against Franken

The Republican Party of Minnesota sent out a tweet last evening which claimed U.S. Senator Al Franken had “sponsored 75 bills, none have been signed into law.” In opposition research speak, “it’s not a clean hit.” This post is a combination of Balls & Strikes and a fact-check of the swipe […]

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 […]

Fact-Check: Gilbert’s Claims About State Auditor’s Role in Auditing MNSure “Accurate”

Fact-Check: Gilbert’s Claims About State Auditor’s Role in Auditing MNSure “Accurate”

The campaign to be the next State Auditor of Minnesota hasn’t been on the front pages of the newspapers, but last week the race between incumbent State Auditor Rebecca Otto and her Republican opponent, Randy Gilbert, became a bit testy. It all started last week after I published an interview […]

Fact-Check: Claim from Dahlberg’s Campaign is Accurate; Ortman Doesn’t Support Full Repeal of ObamaCare

Fact-Check: Claim from Dahlberg’s Campaign is Accurate; Ortman Doesn’t Support Full Repeal of ObamaCare

U.S. Senate candidate and St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg sent out a tweet earlier today and posted a similar message on the campaign’s Facebook page that one of his Republican rivals for the U.S. Senate, State Senator Julianne Ortman, does not support a full repeal of ObamaCare. Dahlberg’s campaign is quoting […]

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: Gerson’s Claim About Kline’s Authorship of Bills False; Earns Score of Dead Fish

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: Gerson’s Claim About Kline’s Authorship of Bills False; Earns Score of Dead Fish

David Gerson is challenging Congressman John Kline for the Republican Party of Minnesota’s endorsement in the 2nd Congressional District. I’ll be writing more in the next week about the race between Kline & Gerson, but I’m starting with a few fact-checks on the messaging points used by Gerson and Kline. […]

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: MN GOP “MNSure Fact Sheet” Accurate

Hook, Line & Sinker Fact-Check: MN GOP “MNSure Fact Sheet” Accurate

It’s 2014 and an election year in Minnesota, so it’s time to kick-off another year of politics.mn’s fact-check section, Hook, Line & Sinker: Keeping the Truth Afloat.  This section of politics.mn will focus on fact-checking political statements and campaign advertisements. Over the course of my professional career, I have designed and approved […]