MN-08: Ditching Rep. Stauber, Part 3

October 28, 2020

From an email I got from the Quinn Nystrom campaign: When (Rep. Pete Stauber) said about COVID-19, “Predominantly the people who succumb to this disease are seniors or folks with pre-existing conditions” Quinn responded: “Every single person’s life is valuable in this district.” Audio of the phone-in debate, hosted by MPR last Friday, is here. […]


MN-08: Ditching Rep. Stauber, Part 2

October 4, 2020

Does he not know what COVID-19 exposure means?


Emmer, Stauber dinged in Twin Metals lawsuit

September 9, 2020

I’ve added some new polling of the state.


MN-08: Ditching Rep. Stauber, Part 1

July 18, 2020

I live in MN-08, though so close to its south boundary that if I was literally less than a half-mile south of where I’m sitting at my desk right now I’d be in MN-06. Which would in a way make this easier, because Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-06) is, given his obnoxious, arrogant demeanor, and the […]


Winning MN-08

July 9, 2020

Quinn Nystrom will be the DFL candidate for the U.S. House, from Minnesota Congressional District 8. Here’s her website. Some background, for non-Minnesota politics junkies. For a long, long time MN-08 was considered deep blue. It was represented for decades by the late James Oberstar, who rarely if ever had much trouble getting reelected…until the […]


MN-08: Rep. Stauber’s strange justification for opposing better gun laws

January 7, 2020

As a voter in MN-08, I must acknowledge that Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN), who is in his first term, could be a lot worse. At least he doesn’t indulge in the public displays of raving idiocy one sees with the likes of Reps. Tom Emmer (MN-06) and Jim Hagedorn (MN-01). He’s even been known to […]