Let there be holes in the ground, part two

October 1, 2014

Thus spake Mike


September 10, 2014

Its neglected origins

Let there be holes in the ground!

September 5, 2014

Thus spake Mike

Rebecca Otto and Matt Entenza

The Weekly Wrap 7-20

July 20, 2014

♣ There have been a number of developments in the race for the most glamorous political position in the entire state of Minnesota, I’m talking of course about the State Auditor’s race. We’ll start with this ad from challenger Matt Entenza: This ad pretty well encapsulates Entenza’s pitch, which is; “I’m progressive, I’ll be an activist […]

Rep. Phyllis Kahn and challenger Mohamud Noor

The Weekly Wrap 7-13

July 13, 2014

♣ Since The Wrap™ didn’t publish last week, there were stories that blossomed and subsequently withered on the vine in the two weeks since the last edition of The Wrap™. One of those stories was this: Absentee voting started Friday, six weeks ahead of primary elections. Already there are strong allegations of voter fraud. The […]

Mark Dayton and Al Franken

Two new polls paint different pictures of Minnesota races

June 18, 2014

Two new polls of the two big races in Minnesota this fall have come out, well, one of the polls is from last week and I’ve just now come around to write about it. So it’s new to these electronic not-pages. I’ll start on the Gubernatorial side and begin with the most recent poll from […]

A Republican wins a Spotty ™

June 5, 2014

In an unusual move for the award committee, a Spotty™ is awarded to John Gilmore for his pithy, and dead-accurate description of the Republican state convention awarding a U.S. Senate endorsement to a candidate who vowed to ignore the endorsement — if he didn’t get it, of course: John is talking, of course, about the tenth-ballot […]

AMSOIL Arena Duluth

Minnesota Political Convention Wrap

June 1, 2014

Before I get to the results of the conventions, there are a few items worth mentioning. ♣ Governor Mark Dayton announced that he would take matching funds in his race for Governor. Gov. Mark Dayton signed an agreement Friday that will sharply limit his ability to personally bankroll his re-election campaign. Dayton agreed not to […]

Marion Greene and Carly Melin

The Weekly Wrap 5-18

May 18, 2014

♣ Former State Rep. Marion Greene defeated St. Louis Park Council-member Anne Mavity 54%-46% for the Hennepin county commissioner seat left open by Gail Dorfman. Congratulations to Commissioner-elect Greene. ♣ The DFL announced the schedule for the state convention, in the last weekend of May, in the beautiful city of Duluth, in the Duluth Entertainment […]

Jim Oberstar

The Weekly Wrap 5-11

May 11, 2014

The Wrap™ was on vacation last week, so this week will contain some items that are a bit moldy from sitting on the counter for an extra week. ♣ Don’t forget that this Tuesday the 13th a bonus election will be taking place for the Hennepin County commissioner seat being vacated by Gail Dorfman. The […]

McFadden: I am not Mittens!

May 8, 2014

But you know, Mike, now that you mention it

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 […]