Eric Ostermeier

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Michele Bachmann, other Republican candidates won't say the word "Minnesota"

    Michele Bachmann won't talk about us. Is it something we said?​Michele Bachmann will never forget where she came from. Wait, she's from Iowa, right?A new analysis of the last handful of Republican debates shows that certain states keep coming up as a topic of conversation. Among the nine major Rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Keith Ellison: Don't celebrate Qaddafi's death

    Keith Ellison: Relieved, but not "happy" about Qaddafi's death.​Muammar Qaddafi is finally, mercifully, dead. After a 40-year reign of terror inflicted upon his own people, other Africans, Europeans, and Americans, the Libyan dictator has been killed by his own people. According to graphic images ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    No one wants to talk to Erik Paulsen

    Erik Paulsen: Have you seen this man? Probably not.​Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen is having the damndest time getting anyone to call him. A new study from Smart Politics found that Paulsen gets by far the least amount of attention of Minnesota's congressional delegation. That means he's not o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty's 10 greatest misses

    Tim Pawlenty: Thanks for the memories.​Tim Pawlenty is not going to be president, and it's all his fault. Over the weekend, T-Paw's campaign ended, as it started, with a whimper. Since he officially declared his candidacy in March, Pawlenty's campaign for president has been a roller coaster ride - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Rich Stanek vs. Amy Klobuchar for U.S. Senate? [UPDATES]

    Rich Stanek: He beat Kitten. Is Klobuchar next?​Norm Coleman generated some headlines the other day when he confirmed that he has no intention of running against Sen. Amy Klobuchar when she's up for re-election in 2012. So, who will? MPR asked around and found buzz building for Hennepin County Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Tom Emmer again trails Democrats, this time in Star Tribune poll

    Mark Dayton showed the widest lead over Tom Emmer in the Star Tribune poll​Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer has again come up with the short end of the stick in a statewide poll compared to his Democratic rivals. A Star Tribune poll released over the weekend shows Mark Dayton, Marga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Michele Bachmann has more media than legislative staff

    The priority: Media exposure​The Washington Post reported recently on Rep. Michele Bachmann's preference for cocooning herself in the friendly confines of conservative media, where she doesn't have to answer uncomfortable questions about her frankly fact-challenged rhetoric and thin legislativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Republicans edge Democrats by 1% in MN poll

    The elephant in the room​The headline on the Smart Politics/Humphrey Institute post will likely put a smile on the face of folks at the Republican Party of Minnesota: "Republicans Outnumber Democrats in Minnesota for First Time Since 2005." Big deal? Eric Ostermeier looked at 68 polls condu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Michele Bachmann junkies at Minnesota Independent?

    Rep. Michele Bachmann​Eric Ostermeier at Smart Politics, the blog of the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, reports today that of roughly 900 articles published by the Minnesota Independent over the last six months, 20.1 percent of them focused on the ever controversial and out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010
  • News

    January 27, 2010

    Minneapolis homicides: Murderopolis redux?

    Mayor R.T. Rybak: "We've had several good years followed by several bad nights"

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Bachmann finds no financial support from fellow MN Republicans

    When it comes to raking in cold, hard cash from fellow Minnesota Republican pols, Michele Bachmann is coming up short.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Afghanistan war claims lives of relatively fewer Minnesotans

    New numbers show that, on a per capita basis, Minnesotans have perished in Afghanistan at a lesser rate than many other states.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Humphrey study ranks lawmakers on Twitter

    Politics and blatant self promotion usually go hand in hand, but not so much when it comes to Twitter and our fine elected representatives.