Post Tagged with: "Unwinding The Spin"

Unwinding The SPIN: Republicans need to speak up before hitting the iceberg

Unwinding The SPIN: Republicans need to speak up before hitting the iceberg

Just like clockwork, Republican strategists and campaign advisors to unsuccessful campaigns who were actively involved in the 2014 elections, deciding how to spend millions of dollars, are on a post-election media tour to discuss what went wrong during the elections and why they should be the solution in 2016. I […]

Unwinding The SPIN: Jeff Johnson’s “no clue” candidacy is over

Unwinding The SPIN: Jeff Johnson’s “no clue” candidacy is over

I watched this morning’s gubernatorial debate between Governor Mark Dayton and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson. In my first tweet about the debate, I complimented Johnson’s opening statement. Johnson said he was running for governor “because someone needs to stand-up for the middle class” in Minnesota. In his brief opening remarks, […]

Unwinding The SPIN: McFadden’s campaign winning the “spin” war

Unwinding The SPIN: McFadden’s campaign winning the “spin” war

I spoke with a few reporters yesterday about what I am seeing in the last three weeks of the campaign cycle in Minnesota. I commented that I continue to see a strong effort from Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden’s campaign. The most recent example I cited was the […]

Unwinding The SPIN: Jeff Johnson complicates a cup of coffee

Unwinding The SPIN: Jeff Johnson complicates a cup of coffee

This post is not just about coffee, but it will start out with a discussion on coffee. Let me begin by telling you that I do not currently drink coffee. Three years ago, I tried it for a week. I liked the first few cups, but then stopped. I try […]

Unwinding The SPIN: Johnson’s scrappy fighter image is knocked out

Unwinding The SPIN: Johnson’s scrappy fighter image is knocked out

Since Jeff Johnson announced his campaign for governor, Johnson and his supporters have attempted to cultivate an image of Johnson as a fighter. Johnson has referred to himself as a “scrappy fighter” in speeches and his presentation at the 2014 Republican State Convention in Rochester, included a video of a […]

It’s all about Sheila

It’s all about Sheila

The side-show in Minnesota politics this year is the House District 48B GOP primary, where Sheila Kihne, a Republican activist & author from Eden Prairie, is challenging Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie). Loon has won by wide-margins since being elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008 and serves as […]

Unwinding The SPIN: Johnson Selection of Kuisle as LG Candidate

Unwinding The SPIN: Johnson Selection of Kuisle as LG Candidate

This morning, Republican candidate for governor Jeff Johnson announced his selection of Representative Bill Kuisle (R-Rochester) as his candidate for lieutenant governor. Let’s Unwind THE SPIN from Johnson’s campaign and analyze the selection of Kuisle. The Republican Party of Minnesota’s state convention is 10 days away and sources indicated Johnson struggled to find […]

Unwinding The SPIN: AP Story Shows Big Differences Between Honour and Other GOP Candidates on MNSure

Unwinding The SPIN: AP Story Shows Big Differences Between Honour and Other GOP Candidates on MNSure

Brian Bakst of the Associated Press wrote a must-read story describing the different approaches the Republican candidates for governor had on the future of MNSure. Click here to read the complete story from the Associated Press. The differences between the candidates are very notable, as MNSure will be one of […]