Minnesota Independence Party chairman Marc Jenkins had a rough Tuesday night. "Right now, looking on it, last night sucked," Jenkins told us from the Independence Party headquarters yesterday morning. Jenkins had just been dealt a bloodbath. For 20 years, his party -- the party of Gov. Jesse Ventu ... More >>
Another week, another third-party candidate fighting to debate. Last week, it was the Independence Party's gubernatorial candidate, Hannah Nicollet, who said she was planning to sue Hamline University because it refused to let her into its October 19 debate. This time, the fight's over Green Party ... More >>
Last summer, Paula Overby told us about her plans to become the first transgender person to represent Minnesota in the U.S. House. She spoke of social justice and inclusion and made it known that the DFL best encompassed those ideals. But at the district convention, on April 26, she withdrew her ... More >>
Image via FacebookDFLer Keith Ellison has a surprise primary challengerYou might think that Republican Barb Davis White would have taken the hint in 2008, when DFLer Keith Ellison drubbed her in the 5th District congressional race by 48 percentage points, that her right-wing routine wasn't p ... More >>
Courtesy Joel Demos for CongressIs a clash of faiths taking shape in the 5th congressional district this fall, now that Pentecostal minister Joel Demos has won the Republican Party of Minnesota's endorsement to try and unseat DFLer Keith Ellison, the first and only Muslim ever elected to Cong ... More >>
It all happened too late for this week's print edition, but I've posted a web interview with Chris Stewart, the man at the center of the flap about the satiric Tammy Lee website that painted the IP candidate as a racist.
Five or six things about last week's winners and losers
Consultant and candidate Hutchinson won't "shock the world"—but will he tip the race for gov?
Will Mary Kiffmeyer leave Minnesota's election system looking worse than a hanging chad?
Was election day a death knell for the Green and Independence parties?
Without Ventura, the Independence Party may come of age