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 […]

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 […]

Tom Emmer

The Weekly Wrap 4-13

April 13, 2014

Fundraising numbers for the first quarter of 2014 are starting to roll in, so that will occupy the majority of the space in The Wrap™ this week. Occupying some of the other space in The Wrap™ this week is; news concerning the races in a couple of Minnesota Congressional seats and polling results concerning a […]

The United Watershed States of America

The Weekly Wrap 1-5

January 5, 2014

♣ Minnesota State Senator John Pederson has dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for the sixth congressional district. Said Pederson: The bottom line is the schedule that the campaign demands is something that we weren’t willing to be able to invest in at this time. So… he didn’t realize that a campaign […]

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 […]


The Weekly Wrap 7-21

July 21, 2013

Talking money, candidates and lines on the map

Tony Petrangelo at Drinking Liberally

The Weekly Wrap 6-15

June 15, 2013

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

Mark Ritchie

The Weekly Wrap 6-8

June 8, 2013

Candidates get into the Sixth district race, and a statewide seat opens up

Jim Graves

The Weekly Wrap 6-1

June 1, 2013

Michele Bachmann announces her retirement and GOPers run one way, DFLers run the other

Michele Bachmann preaches

Bachmann Out

May 29, 2013

Michele Bachmann announced she will not run for re-election to congress in 2014

Capitol steps

The Weekly Wrap 5-25

May 25, 2013

♣ Almost immediately after announcing his support for the now passed into law Marriage equality bill, Joe Radinovich, a DFL Representative from Crosby, faced the threat of a recall. Earlier this week Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lori Gildea ruled, “not so much.” Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Lori Gildea has ruled that Reps. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby, and John Ward, […]

Michele Bachmann's mean face

The Weekly Wrap 5-18

May 18, 2013

♣ The big news this week was the passage through the Senate, and the signing by Governor Dayton, of the Marriage equality bill. That happened on Monday and Tuesday. The next day, Wednesday, Minnesotans United for All Families, the organization that was instrumental in the defeat of the Marriage amendment last November and in the […]