Get thee to Crown, Kurt, saith the governor

May 24, 2016

And so saith we all

Sometimes, you don’t even have to say anything

July 16, 2014

The refutation of Doug Tice is nearly automatic

Rebecca Otto

Minnesota Primary Elections, annotated

June 13, 2014

Statewide Races This is by no means an exhaustive listing of all primary elections that will be taking place in Minnesota. Some of the primaries taking place feature perennial candidates or otherwise not serious candidates and are not listed here. Rather, this is a listing of the primary elections actually worth paying attention to. GOP […]

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 […]

Pam Myhra

The Weekly Wrap 3-2

March 2, 2014

The legislative session began this week and already a bill has been passed by both houses and signed by the Governor. That bill will pump $20 million into the states Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which was running dangerously low on funds due to a shortage of propane. Also this week legislators learned that they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

The dithering Prince of Maple Grove wants a new job!

June 20, 2013

He just doesn’t know which one, yet

Tony Petrangelo at Drinking Liberally

The Weekly Wrap 6-15

June 15, 2013

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