Hit ’em where it hurts

December 21, 2014

It is reported in the Strib that the DFL thinks an ethics complaint ought to be filed in the Minnesota Senate against Julianne Ortman because of the offers of money by her campaign manager — one of which was accepted — to two other candidates, also seeking the endorsement for the U.S. Senate at the Republican […]

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 […]

Jeff Johnson and the Kuisle family

The Weekly Wrap 5-25

May 25, 2014

♣ Republican Gubernatorial hopeful Jeff Johnson announced his choice for running mate, former state legislator Bill Kuisle. A couple of notes about Kuisle. Before he was elected to the state house as a Republican, he was a DFLer: After his surprising win over Frerichs in the primary in 1996, Kuisle told the Star Tribune: “I’ve […]

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 […]

Sen. Sean Neinow

The Weekly Wrap 4-6

April 6, 2014

♣ American Encore sponsored a poll of the Minnesota Senate race, conducted by Magellan Strategies, that resembles the following: Magellan (4/2, no trend lines): Al Franken (D-inc) 44 Julianne Ortman (R) 41 Some other candidate 6 Undecided 9 Al Franken (D-inc) 44 Mike McFadden (R) 38 Some other candidate 6 Undecided 12 (MoE: ±3%) This […]

Doc "Dan" Severson

The Weekly Wrap 3-30

March 30, 2014

The Wrap™ has been off for the last few weeks, taking a break from doing it’s wrappy thing. But now it’s back, but you know that, because you’re reading this post. To make up for the prolonged absence, the Wrap™ would like to present this picture of Julianne Ortman giving Sarah Palin the finger: And […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mark Andrew

The Weekly Wrap 9-21

September 21, 2013

Mark Andrew responds to the Strib poll and Julianne Ortman’s campaign roll out continues

Julianne playing cards

The Weekly Wrap 8-10

August 10, 2013

The Wrap™ took a week off last week. There were two reasons for this, 1) there wasn’t much Wrapy news last week and 2) the author was enjoying the summer. The Wrap™ is back this week though, ready to plumb the depths of Minnesota media for elections news and then provide hyperlinks and some snarky […]

A legend in her own mind

August 9, 2013

Behold the power of delusion

Ortman’s long position on equality

August 6, 2013

Ortman, the courts were not supposed to be available to the LGBT, and I want to be your U.S. Senator