Scott and Karin, turn up your hearing aids

July 18, 2014

My older readers — which means most of you, I suppose — can remember when Bob Dole, running against Bill Clinton in 1996, said, in a debate, I think, “Let me be your bridge to the past.” I knew at that instant that Bob Dole would never be the president of the good ‘ol YOU ESS AAAY. It […]

Let there be holes in the ground, part two

October 1, 2014

Thus spake Mike

Let there be holes in the ground!

September 5, 2014

Thus spake Mike

Jeff Johnson, Kurt Zellers, Marty Seifert and Scott Honour

Primary Election Live Blog

August 12, 2014

[8/13] The Republicans shall be without Honour — or Housley, either, for that matter. [10:45] I doubt at this point Zellers (currently second place), or anyone else for that matter, can make up the 8,000+ vote lead that Johnson has. I’m putting this Live blog to bed. [10:38] 72% of precincts in now, and there hasn’t been much movement […]

Absentee Voting at Minneapolis City Hall

The Weekly Wrap 6-29

June 29, 2014

Go vote!

Mark Dayton and Al Franken

Two new polls paint different pictures of Minnesota races

June 18, 2014

Two new polls of the two big races in Minnesota this fall have come out, well, one of the polls is from last week and I’ve just now come around to write about it. So it’s new to these electronic not-pages. I’ll start on the Gubernatorial side and begin with the most recent poll from […]

Rebecca Otto

Minnesota Primary Elections, annotated

June 13, 2014

Statewide Races This is by no means an exhaustive listing of all primary elections that will be taking place in Minnesota. Some of the primaries taking place feature perennial candidates or otherwise not serious candidates and are not listed here. Rather, this is a listing of the primary elections actually worth paying attention to. GOP […]

AMSOIL Arena Duluth

Minnesota Political Convention Wrap

June 1, 2014

Before I get to the results of the conventions, there are a few items worth mentioning. ♣ Governor Mark Dayton announced that he would take matching funds in his race for Governor. Gov. Mark Dayton signed an agreement Friday that will sharply limit his ability to personally bankroll his re-election campaign. Dayton agreed not to […]

Marion Greene and Carly Melin

The Weekly Wrap 5-18

May 18, 2014

♣ Former State Rep. Marion Greene defeated St. Louis Park Council-member Anne Mavity 54%-46% for the Hennepin county commissioner seat left open by Gail Dorfman. Congratulations to Commissioner-elect Greene. ♣ The DFL announced the schedule for the state convention, in the last weekend of May, in the beautiful city of Duluth, in the Duluth Entertainment […]

Dave Paleologos

Suffolk University polls Minnesota for the first time

April 29, 2014

Suffolk University released a poll of the Minnesota political scene today. If you don’t look at many non-Minnesota polls you may be thinking, I’ve never heard of Suffolk, who are they? The Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, established in 2002, conducts statewide polls and bellwether survey analyses in Massachusetts, other states, and nationally. It examines […]

Tom Emmer

The Weekly Wrap 4-13

April 13, 2014

Fundraising numbers for the first quarter of 2014 are starting to roll in, so that will occupy the majority of the space in The Wrap™ this week. Occupying some of the other space in The Wrap™ this week is; news concerning the races in a couple of Minnesota Congressional seats and polling results concerning a […]

Gov. Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton is in the pole position

March 3, 2014

A couple of weeks ago now the StarTribune released the results of their Minnesota poll. That poll showed Governor Mark Dayton with his highest approval ratings (58 approve, 29 disapprove) since he became Governor back in 2011. There is now confirmation that Mark Dayton is in an excellent position for re-election with the release, by […]