Jay and his turbine

The Weekly Wrap 5-30

May 30, 2014

The Wrap™ is going up early this week, because this weekend will be devoted to Minnesota political convention coverage. Some Convention Coverage Options LeftMN, in the form of the present author, will be at the DFL convention in Duluth, live blogging it up. The UpTake will be providing audio/video coverage of both conventions, so you […]

Mike McFadden

The Weekly Wrap 4-20

April 20, 2014

Because I’m a terrible, no good blogger, I did not write about the recent SurveyUSA poll that was released concerning the approval ratings of Minnesota’s incumbent Governor and Senator, Mark Dayton and Al Franken. So I will do that in the wrap, as well as touch on other topics of interest to the Minnesota political […]

Mark Dayton and Tina Flint-Smith

The Weekly Wrap 2-9

February 9, 2014

♣ Last week current Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon announced that she will not be running for re-election to her post in 2014. Since than, and even before, there was much talk of who would be tapped to replace her on the ticket. Early this week Governor Mark Dayton revealed his choice: Gov. Mark Dayton […]

Michelle Benson

The Weekly Wrap 2-2

February 2, 2014

♣ End of the year fundraising numbers are in for Minnesota’s eighth congressional district: Nolan, a Democrat, had $298,000 in the bank at the end of December after raising less than $145,000 during the last three months of 2013, according to a Friday filing with the Federal Elections Commission. Mills reported $305,000 on hand, and […]

Yvonne Prettner Solon

The Weekly Wrap 1-19

January 19, 2014

♣ In a move that was shocking to pretty much no one, Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon announced on Monday that she will not be part of the DFL Gubernatorial ticket in 2014. The question now is who will join the Dayton re-election ticket. And while I have no idea who that will be, there […]

Kurt Daudt

The Weekly Wrap 1-12

January 12, 2014

It’s that time when politicians running for office release their fundraising numbers, so that will be the majority of what appears in The Wrap™ this week. ♣ First up, State Senator Dave Thompson: State Sen. Dave Thompson of Lakeville, one of six Republican candidates for governor, said his campaign raised more than $120,000 last year […]

Dave Thompson

The Weekly Wrap 6-29

June 29, 2013

♣ In news neither shocking or new at this point, Kurt Zellers last Sunday announced that he will in fact be running for Governor of Minnesota. This brings the total number of white male Republican candidates for Governor to three. ♣ Also not shocking but a little bit more new: Senator Dave Thompson also announced he […]

Perhaps now we can get to the bottom of this

June 24, 2013

Did Dave work hard for the money?

Zellers as Deer in headlights

The Weekly Wrap 6-22

June 22, 2013

Zellers to announce, Abeler, Benson, Hilstrom get in and Schiff gets out

Tony Petrangelo at Drinking Liberally

The Weekly Wrap 6-15

June 15, 2013

More Republicans, and even some Democrats, pile into MN-6

LeftMN Radio Hour

LeftMN Radio Hour 3-24

March 24, 2013

Our guest this week is Stealing Home podcaster David Temple talking with us about the Minnesota Twins

Shelly at CPAC

The Weekly Wrap 3-22

March 22, 2013

Minnesota’s very own Michele Bachmann is the subject of much of the Wrap this week