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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

David Gerson

The Weekly Wrap 12-8

December 8, 2013

♣ St Cloud State University, as they do in the fall, released a poll conducted of Minnesota to find out what we think of some of our elected officials. Below, the results: SCSU (12/2, no trend lines): How would you rate the overall performance of Mark Dayton as Governor? Would you rate his performance as […]

John Kline

Second poll in less than a week shows John Kline in trouble

October 30, 2013

Last week I covered a PPP poll sponsored by The House Majority PAC which showed John Kline trailing his 2012 opponent, DFLer Mike Obermueller, 42-38. That poll was what you might call a “shock poll.” A poll with numbers so different from anything seen before that it shocks the senses. But shock polls can sometimes […]

John Kline

Big Trouble in the Second Congressional District for John Kline

October 26, 2013

That’s according to a recent poll released by The House Majority PAC and conducted by Public Policy Polling. PPP (10/24, no trend lines): John Kline (R-inc) 38 Mike Obermueller (D) 42 Not sure 20 (MoE: ±3.4%) While PPP has been doing a bunch of generic ballot testing with Republican house members around the country and […]

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

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 […]

Mike Parry

Not Almanac 4-23-12

April 23, 2012

Mike Parry and Allen Quist compete for the right to lose to Tim Walz in November.