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 >>
Secret meeting with senators wasn't sanctioned
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Sex, Lies, and Michael Brodkorb
Amy Koch's political career is finished, sooner or laterAmy 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 >>
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
Some reflection on Pawlenty's decision and then it's straight into speculation about the next governor of Minnesota.