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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

John Kline

The Weekly Wrap 7-27

July 27, 2013

Kline under 50% and a possible game changer in the third

Tim Kelly

The Weekly Wrap 4-5

April 5, 2013

♣ Mike Obermueller is getting company in his effort to unseat Minnesota second congressional district Representative John Kline: Sona Mehring, a political newcomer who founded the CaringBridge website, which connects the ailing with their loved ones, said Monday that she plans to run in Kline’s Second District. So does Mike Obermueller, a former state lawmaker […]

John Kline

First poll of MN-2 has John Kline up by eight points

October 24, 2012

I posted yesterday about sixth and eighth congressional district polls and in that post I wrote this in regard to the status of the Minnesota’s second congressional district race: A case could be made that MN-2 should be Likely GOP (I’m not going to make it), but other than that, the rest are off the […]

Riley Thomas

The Weekly Wrap 6-16

June 16, 2012

♣ ICYMI, back at the end of May a video appeared that had some people asking… “Who the hell made that?” Now, as the script reads, members of the coalition supporting the anti-family amendment are using said video to raise money. I suppose the next step is to hire people dressed as teh gays to beat up […]

The Weekly Wrap 5-26

May 26, 2012

There was a Solar Eclipse this week, once again proving that Copernicus was just chasing grant money

Doug Wardlow

Not Almanac 4-29-12

April 29, 2012

Right to work finally dies in the legislature, despite the best efforts of Representative Doug Wardlow and others.