Dave Senjem

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Bob Koss, MNGOP Senate staffer, calls John Kriesel a "piece of shit" -- and gets fired [UPDATE]

    Between Michael Brodkorb and Bob Koss, the MNGOP sure knows how to hire 'em, don't they?SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer says disabled Purple Heart recipient John Kriesel has "no courage"-- Michael Brodkorb says marriage amendment is cynical MNGOP get-out-the-vote ploy Last night, Koss, a MNGOP Sena ... More >>

  • News

    June 27, 2012

    Michael Brodkorb broadsides lawyer

    Secret meeting with senators wasn't sanctioned

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Michael Brodkorb's attorney "blindsided" by "unsanctioned" meeting with senators

    Michael Brodkorb met today with Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem and his deputy, Julianne Ortman, without informing his attorney, Phillip Villaume. Villaume found out about the meeting from a reporter at MPR and was "alarmed" that Brodkorb had a meeting, which Villaume said was "a by-chance meet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Senate committee kills racino bill

    ​A bill that would've allowed Minnesota's horse-racing tracks to install slot machines died yesterday following a 8-5 rejection by the Senate Government Innovation and Veterans Committee. The bill would've used the additional gambling revenues, which were estimated to be between $87 and $120 milli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Amy Koch avoids ethics complaint for inappropriate affair

    Former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch won't face an ethics complaint for having an affair with a senate staffer. Koch resigned in December after her fellow Republican legislators confronted her with allegations that she was having an affair with a subordinate staffer widely believed to be GOP powe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Business community comes out in support of Southwest LRT

    ​The first Central Corridor train won't run for two more years, but Gov. Mark Dayton already has Southwest LRT on his mind.Yesterday, in his bonding proposal, the Governor included $25 million for what would be the third LRT line in the metro.While Rep. Mike Beard, R-Shakopee, chair of the House T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2011

    MN GOP Secretary-Treasurer David Sturrock resigns

    ​The almost-unwatchable train-wreck that is the Minnesotan Republican Party wrecks onward. Last night, Secretary Treasurer David Sturrock tendered his resignation, effective January 19. In his barbed letter to other Republicans, Sturrock seems to indicate that his decision was triggered by today' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    MN GOP is $2 million in debt

    Former GOP Party Chair Tony Sutton is batting 2 million.​According to new figures released today by the Republican Party's own Internal Finance Review Committee, the GOP is up to its neck in debt -- about $2 million worth. "The debt number is honestly higher than any of us wants it to be," said c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Dave Senjem named new Senate majority leader

    ​Dave Senjem is the new majority leader in the Minnesota Senate. Senjem, 69, has built a reputation as consensus-building Republican who is willing to work with DFLers. He has expressed support for using gambling proceeds to fund a new Vikings stadium, meaning his election to one of the most power ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2011

    Amy Koch Affair

    Sex, Lies, and Michael Brodkorb

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Amy Koch facing pressure to resign from other Republicans

    Amy Koch's political career is finished, sooner or later​Amy Koch has already promised not to run for re-election next fall, but that might not be good enough for her fellow Republican legislators. Several party leaders are publicly suggesting that she "consider" leaving the senate. After all, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    So who is kind of maybe a little bit considering a run for governor?

    Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Pawlenty's announcement makes a crowded field for 2010

    Some reflection on Pawlenty's decision and then it's straight into speculation about the next governor of Minnesota.