Last night, former MNGOP Rep. John Kriesel got into it on Twitter with the DFLer he defeated in 2010 during his one and only political race to date, Cottage Grove City Council Member Jen Peterson.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Senate staffer fired for calling Kriesel names on TwitterWhile in office, Kriesel, a 32- ... More >>
courtesy Mark AndrewThe former Vice President in conversation with Andrew on Monday morning. Since he last held elected office, as vice president in 1980, Walter Mondale has stayed involved in local politics. So it comes as no surprise that on Monday, Mondale announced his endorsement in Minneapol ... More >>
After 16 years representing Ward 12 on the Minneapolis City Council, Sandy Colvin Roy is ending her bid for another term. Her announcement comes after a late-April DFL ward convention that ended in no endorsement, but in which one of her challengers, Longfellow Community Council President Andrew Joh ... More >>
According to Peter Waldron, Michele Bachmann's colorful National Field Coordinator during her ill-fated presidential campaign, his former boss still hasn't paid her Iowa staffers -- and it's not because she's broke.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann, Profiles in Courage: She runs away from, lies to CNN repo ... More >>
The 2012 campaigns are in the rear-view mirror, so now what's left for election junkies? Well, if you live in or care about Minneapolis, you can turn your attention to next year's City Council and mayoral races. SEE ALSO:-- Gary Schiff accused of making classist liquor store-brewpub distinctionCity ... More >>
Man, you wonder how Jan Throndson is feeling this morning. Because yesterday, he lost his campaign for Rochester City Council president to a dead guy.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Keith Downey lists dead guys as supporters in newspaper ad (and loses election last night) Throndson was defeated by Denny Hanson ... More >>
Remember Michele Bachmann's vehement opposition to raising the county's debt ceiling? Remember in her book, where she gushes about the way she and Marcus were able to quickly pay down their college loans?Today, it was revealed that Bachmann, an outspoken advocate of fiscal responsibility, didn't ... More >>
You have insulted the crazy lady's honor, sir. Prepare to die.Nothing conjures an image of brute physical force like the name Marcus Bachmann. So it should come as no surprise that, during a recent podcast interview, the wannabe First Gentleman revealed that he was itching to open a can of whoop- ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's campaign is fading fast. If you squint, it disappears completely.That's partly because Bachmann's poll numbers have moved from the basement to the underground bunker. And it doesn't help that her staffers are beginning to pack up and move away for greener, saner pastures. But, ... More >>
Moments like this will be missing from Iowa televison.Tim Pawlenty's campaign ads have made us laugh, they've made us cry. They've confused us, they've scared the hell out of us, they've induced our seizures. Now, they're going away.In the clearest sign yet that the Pawlenty for President campaig ... More >>
Dayton and Emmer are headed for a recount.So much for the "strong and growing evidence" that election officials haven't counted ballots correctly, and that "phantom votes" are sullying the result of the governor's race. It took the Minnesota Supreme Court just a few hours to reject those arg ... More >>
Plus: Minneapolis mayor wins election, immediately pursues higher office
She of the lately lame action figure sales is getting creative with Twitter.
Pawlenty "associates" say he is planning to spend the next couple years traveling the country to gauge support for a run in 2012.
Now that the recount for the U.S. Senate seat is complete, Minnesota's Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is proposing new ways to run voting and potential recounts in the future.
In a Star Tribune story today, the paper uses "it's own analysis" to say that Al Franken will make some gains and ... More >>
The senate race between the Republican incumbent and the former SNL comedian is the most expensive in the country
A former judge accuses retiring Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell Anderson of playing politics
Pakou Hang looks to unseat 12-year incumbent Dan Bostrom in St. Paul's most intriguing City Council race
DFLers gain lege seats in the 'burbs, courtesy, in part, of TakeAction Minnesota
Exactly how much political influence can $5 or $6 million buy, anyhow?
The Independence Party candidate wants us all to have a keepsake of his finest performance on the campaign trail; which will become a surefire yard sale item on November 8 whether he wins or loses.
Local ad guru Bill Hillsman speaks about his current slate of underdog political candidates
What's the most predictable part of the citywide Minneapolis elections this year? It's not that the FBI will be snooping around at least one Minneapolis council member even after the election, though that's a good guess.
Pawlenty's ethics run into tree Governor Tim Pawlenty gave new meaning to the phrase "stumping for votes" early last month when his borrowed all-terrain vehicle hit a stump and plowed into a tree, causing $2500 worth of damage. That the incident occurred the spring convention of the All-Terrain Vehi ... More >>
City Council allies Zimmermann and Lilligren face off in Minneapolis's Sixth Ward
Where the campaigning was frenzied, the voters worried, and the outlook bleak
Why mayor Rybak is loathed on the north side
Key St. Paul City Council races enter the home stretch
The Republicans see no evil-- and most of the Democrats don't seem to, either
Could senate candidate Ed McGaa put a crimp in Paul Wellstone's plans?
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
City council member Brian Herron's disgrace left a vacuum in his Minneapolis district
Jerry Janezich is staking his U.S. Senate campaign on a populist message and the DFL endorsement. But will any of that matter without TV ads?
With the outcome all but determined on the first ballot, last weekend's DFL convention in St. Cloud was about as civilized as a war could get
There's less to the House minority leader's budget opposition than meets the eye
Bill Clinton raised a fortune for his campaign bid and became the first Democratic president re-elected since FDR. But his most enduring legacy may lie in the Republican Congress.
Races to watch in the metro area.
A Clinton Scandals Primer