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 […]

Absentee Voting at Minneapolis City Hall

The Weekly Wrap 6-29

June 29, 2014

Go vote!

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 […]

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 […]

Jay and his turbine

The Weekly Wrap 5-30

May 30, 2014

The Wrap™ is going up early this week, because this weekend will be devoted to Minnesota political convention coverage. Some Convention Coverage Options LeftMN, in the form of the present author, will be at the DFL convention in Duluth, live blogging it up. The UpTake will be providing audio/video coverage of both conventions, so you […]

Jeff Johnson and the Kuisle family

The Weekly Wrap 5-25

May 25, 2014

♣ Republican Gubernatorial hopeful Jeff Johnson announced his choice for running mate, former state legislator Bill Kuisle. A couple of notes about Kuisle. Before he was elected to the state house as a Republican, he was a DFLer: After his surprising win over Frerichs in the primary in 1996, Kuisle told the Star Tribune: “I’ve […]

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 […]

Dave Paleologos

Suffolk University polls Minnesota for the first time

April 29, 2014

Suffolk University released a poll of the Minnesota political scene today. If you don’t look at many non-Minnesota polls you may be thinking, I’ve never heard of Suffolk, who are they? The Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, established in 2002, conducts statewide polls and bellwether survey analyses in Massachusetts, other states, and nationally. It examines […]

Sen. Sean Neinow

The Weekly Wrap 4-6

April 6, 2014

♣ American Encore sponsored a poll of the Minnesota Senate race, conducted by Magellan Strategies, that resembles the following: Magellan (4/2, no trend lines): Al Franken (D-inc) 44 Julianne Ortman (R) 41 Some other candidate 6 Undecided 9 Al Franken (D-inc) 44 Mike McFadden (R) 38 Some other candidate 6 Undecided 12 (MoE: ±3%) This […]

Doc "Dan" Severson

The Weekly Wrap 3-30

March 30, 2014

The Wrap™ has been off for the last few weeks, taking a break from doing it’s wrappy thing. But now it’s back, but you know that, because you’re reading this post. To make up for the prolonged absence, the Wrap™ would like to present this picture of Julianne Ortman giving Sarah Palin the finger: And […]

Al Franken

Al Franken leads all comers

March 4, 2014

I posted yesterday about a new SurveyUSA poll concerning the election for Governor of Minnesota happening this fall. This post today concerns the portion of that poll that deals with the election for United States Senate happening in Minnesota this fall. Like the Gubernatorial portion of the poll, the Senate portion matches up the incumbent […]