Post Tagged with: "Ken Martin"

Balls & Strikes: GOP must throw out their campaign playbook

Balls & Strikes: GOP must throw out their campaign playbook

The 2014 elections are over in Minnesota and the results have many people scratching their heads trying to figure out what happened. For Republicans, the results were mixed, as Republicans won control of the Minnesota House of Representatives, but lost every statewide race in Minnesota. I spent more time than […]

No “scrappy fighter” in first debate between Dayton & Johnson

No “scrappy fighter” in first debate between Dayton & Johnson

Governor Mark Dayton, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet all participated in the first of five gubernatorial debate last evening. The debate in Rochester was Johnson’s first opportunity to directly contrast his vision for Minnesota with Dayton’s record over the last four years. After Mike […]

DFL says video shows Johnson’s “pattern of misleading voters”

DFL says video shows Johnson’s “pattern of misleading voters”

The Minnesota DFL released tracker video of Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson providing inconsistent answers to questions or what the DFL described as Johnson’s “pattern of misleading voters.” Minnesota DFL Party chairman Ken Martin said “Johnson has demonstrated that he either isn’t willing to be honest with Minnesotans or just […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 3 comments · 2014 Elections, Governor '14
Balls & Strikes: Days after primary, the GOP is explaining, DFL gaining

Balls & Strikes: Days after primary, the GOP is explaining, DFL gaining

In the days following the primary election on August 12, I repeatedly wondered if Republicans were working off a different calendar than Democrats in Minnesota. After a sleepy primary, I expected Republicans would be well-rested. Post-primary, the Republicans would hit the ground running with the final candidates being selected for the top races […]

Zellers Celebrates Third Anniversary of Dayton’s “Surrender” to Republicans

Zellers Celebrates Third Anniversary of Dayton’s “Surrender” to Republicans

Republican candidate for governor Kurt Zellers issued a press release today highlighting the third anniversary of Governor Mark Dayton “surrender to Republicans during the 2011 state partial government shutdown.” Zellers served as Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives during the longest government shutdown in state history. In a release […]

Collin Peterson to Run for Re-Election in 2014

Collin Peterson to Run for Re-Election in 2014

Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN) announced today he will run for re-election in 2014 in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District. Peterson’s district has long been seen as a pick-up opportunity for Republicans, but with Peterson seeking re-election, the chances of the Republicans winning the seat have now become very difficult. State Senator Torrey […]

Quote of the Day: DFL Chair on the Upcoming Midterm Elections

Quote of the Day: DFL Chair on the Upcoming Midterm Elections

“The midterm election could be a very difficult election.” DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin handicaps the upcoming midterm elections. Source: TPT’s Almanac, December 13, 2013. Video posted by Mike McFadden’s U.S. Senate Campaign.

by · December 14, 2013 · 0 comments · 2014 Elections, Featured
Balls & Strikes: Response to Messaging Snafu Anything But Rapid for Republicans

Balls & Strikes: Response to Messaging Snafu Anything But Rapid for Republicans

In the last few days, politics in Minnesota has seen two messaging blunders earn some unwanted attention for both Democrats and Republicans: The Chisago County Republican Party posted on their Facebook page a picture of a slave action with the message: “Pro-Choice; Against slavery? Don’t buy one.” Alliance for a […]

by · November 1, 2013 · 2 comments · Blog, Commentary, Featured, Media