Blurry language of Jeff Johnson

August 24, 2014

Out of focus language blurs what Johnson is about and he’s looking for a leading role

Vote for Justice Paul Thissen

October 24, 2020

Just flip your ballot over and do it, or you might get Michelle MacDonald

Adolescent oppositional disorder at the Capitol

March 21, 2020

Let the ankle biting begin!

House district 5A representative John Persell

Who are the most vulnerable members of the Minnesota House of Representatives?

December 9, 2019

For a number of years DailyKos Elections has computed the House Vulnerability Index (HVI), a metric that endeavors to rank current members of the US House of Representatives according to how vulnerable they are in the next election. The way the index works is fairly simple, all the Democrats (and Republicans) are ordered and ranked […]


hPVI 2019, House edition

September 16, 2019

Partisan scores for Minnesota House districts

Minnesota Senate District 11 Bonus Election Preview

January 9, 2019

On Thursday January 3rd Governor-elect Tim Walz announced the appointment of now former State Senator Tony Lourey as the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Within 24-hours five candidates had jumped into the race to succeed him in the State Senate with another two joining the following week. Of the seven, two are […]

2018 Minnesota Election Round-up

December 3, 2018

Observations concerning the recent election

Mourning opportunities lost III

November 21, 2014

I. In the first two installments of the story (here and here), I discussed the systemic political failure of the DFL-controlled Legislature to pass electioneering and disclosure legislation. Another such failure was not passing the Quie judicial retention election plan and putting it on the ballot for voters. Presently, judges run for re-election, against an opponent, if […]

For those of you II

November 9, 2014

I don’t like ranked choice voting. I suggested a couple of days ago that RCV, as it is known to its pals, might well have elected Dan Severson Secretary of State. I think there is an excellent chance it would have. On the heels of the election, the executive director of FairVote Minnesota issued a […]

Waiting for Dario, question 13

September 12, 2014

When does life begin? (Second post on the question)

The edifice you cannot see – the GOP Senate Bldg alternative

August 26, 2014

The Republican edifice is not visible to the naked eye

Waiting for Dario, question 13

August 21, 2014

When does life begin?