Minnesota’s Sixth District Awash in Retiree Money?

Erikostrom’s post comparing funding sources for candidates Bachmann and Clark in MN-6 made some rounds on tumblr over the weekend; according to the NYTimes, in addition to the MN Forward project, Target is also a top donor for the Bachmann… Continue Reading →

Bachmann Stretches the Truth in Latest Campaign Ad

According to WCCO’s Pat Kessler, Michele Bachmann’s latest TV campaign ad ‚Äî with the State Fair as the backdrop ‚Äî distorts the truth. What a surprise. (This is politics, after all.) “While you’re at the fair, you should know Tarryl… Continue Reading →

Can We Seriously Gamble Away Our Deficit?

How are we going to solve the state’s $5.8 billion budget deficit? Gambling. Seriously?! According to MPR, “Minnesota’s three major party gubernatorial candidates would consider expanding gambling to help the state recover from the economic downturn.” Horner is proposing a… Continue Reading →

Target Experiences Lauded as Lesson in Value of Disclosure

This New York Times editorial addresses the “Target issue” and public disclosure of campaign funding: The Target Corporation has a well-earned reputation for hiring and advancing the rights of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. But a controversial… Continue Reading →

Bachmann/Clark Race Tops the Nation in Spending

According to MPR, the race between Michele Bachmann and Tarryl Clark has become the most expensive US House race in the country. In election filings released last month, both Bachmann and Clark trotted out eye-popping strings of dollar signs. By… Continue Reading →

1080 of 31,000 Absentee Ballots Rejected

Primary absentee ballot report via Polinaut: Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says it looks like nearly 31,000 absentee ballots were cast in the primary, which is a new record. Unfortunately, after all the publicity around the 2008 U.S. Senate recount… Continue Reading →

No Se Habla Espanol en Minnesota

Aunque el idioma oficial de MNSpeak es ingl√©s, tenemos que hacer hincapi√© en esta noticia poniendola en otra lengua. El Gobernador Tim Pawlenty quiere que el ingl√©s sea idioma oficial del estado, y que el estado prohiba que documentos oficiales… Continue Reading →

Should we call him Governor Douchebag now?

[via Wonkette.com] T-Paw was in Iowa this past weekend makin’ friends and he opened his stump speech with this: ‚ÄúI‚Äôm very thankful for my red-hot smoking wife, the first lady of Minnesota,‚Äù said Gov. Tim Pawlenty, pointing to his wife,… Continue Reading →

Put Your Money Where Our Mouths Are

According to the PiPress, this year’s governor’s race is already the most expensive to date. With the economy as it stands and all the horrifying budget cuts, do we not see the irony in this? Let’s consider for a minute… Continue Reading →

Tim Pawlenty Debut: The Un-Palin, Un-Romney Makes His White House Case for 2012

[via Politics Daily:] There’s no mystery about Pawlenty’s political intentions, which partially explains why he drew 39 journalists to his debut this week at a ritual Washington breakfast — “one of the biggest turnouts in recent breakfast history,” said host… Continue Reading →

Why Are You on that Bike? To Assert Your Leftist Extremism?

Mitch Berg asks the question, “Does riding a bike automatically make you part of a left-wing conspiracy?” The question comes as a response to a piece by D. Dowd Muska, which says: There is something profoundly wrong with a nation… Continue Reading →

Since When Does City Pages Hate Artists… and Robyne Robinson?

Snap! Is City Pages endorsing a (different) gubernatorial candidate, do they dislike Robyne Robinson, or do they just like to belittle in general? “Democratic candidate for governor Matt Entenza unleashed running mate Robyne Robinsion today in a bold move to… Continue Reading →