Keith Downey

The Weekly Wrap 12-22

December 22, 2013

♣ It’s that time of year, where the retirements of incumbent legislators start coming in bunches. Already this year Rep. Michael Paymar (64B) and Rep. Andrea Kieffer (53B) have both announced their retirements. And Rep. Mike Benson (26B), who is running for the GOP endorsement to take on Tim Walz in Minnesota’s first congressional district […]

Axl Rose

The Weekly Wrap 11-23

November 23, 2013

♣ The Minnesota Jobs Coalition, the intrepid dark money group started by friend of the now-defunct LeftMN Radio Hour, Ben Golnik, released a polling memo, let’s take a look: Tarrance Group (11/21, no trend lines): Do you think Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Al Franken has done a good enough job to deserve re-election, or is it […]

Scribners 1880 Popular Vote

The Weekly Wrap 11-17

November 17, 2013

♣ The big story that dropped in last Sunday’s edition of the StarTribune was that the electronic campaign finance records curated by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board were riddled with errors: About 7,000 records of donations between Minnesota groups are incorrect — an error rate of about one in seven. Electronic records […]

Betsy Hodges

The Weekly Wrap 11-9

November 9, 2013

It’s been a few weeks since I did The Wrap™, having been distracted by new polls the last two weeks. But The Wrap™ returns, to do it’s Wrapy thing once again and all of Minnesota Politicoland rejoices. ♣ First off, the unofficial election results from the elections on Tuesday in Minneapolis that had to go […]

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Better Know a Senate District: 53

July 9, 2012

Senate district 53 could decide control of the Senate