Benghazi, merchandised, a reprise

October 7, 2015

This is a reprise of a story here back in May. Only now we know, because of Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s unguarded — that is, truthful — remarks, what a smear job it was from the start. This baby is available at CafePress, but you will have to find it on your own. This is the […]

Get your election predictions here!

September 26, 2015

Michael Brodkorb, former Republican Party activist and current special correspondent to the Star Tribune, was the guest at Drinking Liberally on September 24th to talk about, especially, the race for Republicans in the Second Congressional District. But some other things got discussed, too. If memory serves, and I believe it does, here’s how Michael sees […]

I know John Kline

December 16, 2014

Yes, I know John Kline. John Kline is a friend of mine, well, a fishing friend. That is, I usually see him at least a couple of times a year, on a trout stream, at a fishing exposition, or at a clinic where persons new to fly fishing come and learn the beginnings of the […]

Benghazi, merchandised

May 14, 2014

This baby is available at CafePress, but you will have to find it on your own. This is the most straightforward and honest expression of what the new “select” House committee’s Benghazi investigation fiasco is about that I have seen. This also sums it up pretty well: [T]he likelihood of the select committee actually uncovering […]

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 […]

Collin Peterson

The Weekly Wrap 1-26

January 26, 2014

Fundraising numbers continue to roll in, so that will be the bulk of the focus for The Wrap™ this week. ♣ Minnesota’s Representative of the seventh congressional district, one Collin Peterson, announced his fundraising haul for the last period of 2013. That number is $165,000, with $357,000 cash on hand. Peterson has been the subject […]

David Gerson

The Weekly Wrap 12-8

December 8, 2013

♣ St Cloud State University, as they do in the fall, released a poll conducted of Minnesota to find out what we think of some of our elected officials. Below, the results: SCSU (12/2, no trend lines): How would you rate the overall performance of Mark Dayton as Governor? Would you rate his performance as […]

John Kline

Second poll in less than a week shows John Kline in trouble

October 30, 2013

Last week I covered a PPP poll sponsored by The House Majority PAC which showed John Kline trailing his 2012 opponent, DFLer Mike Obermueller, 42-38. That poll was what you might call a “shock poll.” A poll with numbers so different from anything seen before that it shocks the senses. But shock polls can sometimes […]

John Kline

Big Trouble in the Second Congressional District for John Kline

October 26, 2013

That’s according to a recent poll released by The House Majority PAC and conducted by Public Policy Polling. PPP (10/24, no trend lines): John Kline (R-inc) 38 Mike Obermueller (D) 42 Not sure 20 (MoE: ±3.4%) While PPP has been doing a bunch of generic ballot testing with Republican house members around the country and […]

Al Franken

The Weekly Wrap 10-19

October 19, 2013

♣ Third quarter fundraising numbers are in, but the FEC’s website is still screwed up from the shutdown, so I’m going to crib this info from DailyKos Elections (all monies in thousands of dollars): CD Name Party Raised Self Fund Self Loan Spent CTD CoH MN-02 Mike Obermueller (D) $73 $0 $0 $46 $204 $119 […]

Letter to the editor MN CD 2 electorate will never see

October 15, 2013

John Kline, votes to shut down government over the debt he voted to create


Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation, Syria and 2014

September 7, 2013

[Editors Note: typically I do a Weekly Wrap™ on the weekends. This week I got about 600 words into the first item about the Syria vote and thought to myself (and here’s where the editor’s note goes even more meta), “self, you should just make this it’s own stand-alone post.” So that’s what this is. […]