The past few days, headlining national Republicans have shown Minnesota some love, both sparking and responding to rumors (and polls, though at this point, who really knows the difference) that Romney's gaining on Obama inside our long-blue borders.On Sunday, we had Paul Ryan, who was followed yeste ... More >>
Yesterday morning, Fox News decided to check in with a local political expert for some analysis of the hot races here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.You might think they'd turn to a political science professor, or perhaps one of our esteemed political scribes. But no. They turned to Minnesota Majority' ... More >>
Country club Sopranos get kid-glove treatment for high crimes
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
SEE ALSO:-- Romney has halved Obama's Minnesota lead since May, says new SurveyUSA poll-- Pro-Romney group will air misleading 'Janesville' ad in Minnesota [VIDEO]Barack Obama has a comfortable, if not insurmountable lead over Mitt Romney in Minnesota, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann open their mouths
From supporters to protesters to strippers, Miami will be ready
SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty undergoing "intensive review" as Romney's possible VP choiceMitt Romney has reportedly already chosen a running mate, and political observers increasingly believe Tim Pawlenty may be his pick.Yesterday, Pawlenty's vice presidential stock on Intrade, an Irish betting site that ... More >>
Former Minnesota Congressman Vin Weber has had quite the career as a "revolving-door" D.C. lobbyist. But as one of Mitt Romney senior foreign-policy advisers, he's now under scrutiny for being a registered lobbyist for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.The ECFMU was founded in January by a se ... More >>
If it really is all about the economy, stupid, then President Obama's reelection prospects are more precarious this morning than they were yesterday. Obama is in the Twin Cities today. He'll give a speech at Honeywell's Golden Valley facility this morning before heading downtown for a string of fund ... More >>
Remember all that stuff you read about Rick Santorum winning Minnesota's February Republican presidential caucus? Forget you ever saw it. Because last weekend, the Republican votes that matter the most were cast at Minnesota's district conventions, and Ron Paul won the majority of them.Paul won 20 o ... More >>
Keith Ellison finds himself in hot water with conservatives after retweeting an offensive message from his official Twitter account. Wednesday, Ellison took to Twitter to ask his followers who uttered the following quote: "... even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work." The a ... More >>
About two months after he exited the Republican presidential race, Pawlenty for President announced it had outstanding debts of about $454,000.Those debts are now paid off, thanks in large part to Pawlenty's sugar daddy and the presumptive 2012 GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. USA Today report ... More >>
There's something in the air the night before the caucus. As Republican candidates descended on our fair state for today's caucus, the glitter was inevitably not far behind. At a campaign rally in downtown Minneapolis last night, Congressman Ron Paul became the latest conservative presidential c ... More >>
Minnesota is the lead headline on the Drudge Report today, which cheekily says Rick Santorum is looking for a "big win in Minn" at today's caucus.The report links to a story with better-than-expected poll numbers for Santorum, including a projected 33% to 24% lead over Romney in Minnesota.
After months of playing relatively nice with his fellow GOP presidential contenders, Rick Santorum's new Minnesota ad splatters Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.With a shit-eating smirk on his face, Romney is shown standing in front of a sinister Gingrich. Obama is in front of both of the GOP frontr ... More >>
Somehow, Newt is more popular than Romney even with MN women.Minnesota is Newt Gingrich territory. That's the conclusion emerging from a new Public Policy Polling poll of likely Republican voters in the state.The poll, conducted last weekend, just over two weeks ahead of the February 7 Minnesota ... More >>
In this week's cover story, we followed Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak around for several weeks to document the day-to-day life of a city politician marking his tenth year in office. Along the way, we traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, ahead of the January 3 caucus to witness Rybak in his role as v ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty, Roger Ailes: Not seeing eye to... jowls.Tim Pawlenty wanted to be the latest in a slew of former, current, and future Republican presidential candidates to join the crew as an analyst at Fox News. But there was a complication. Pawlenty had already decided to throw his support behind ... More >>
Michele Bachmann debated, but did anyone listen?Breathe deep. It looks like it might all be passing now.At last night's Republican presidential debate, Michele Bachmann, once a centerpiece of the campaign and media darling, finally started receding from front-and-center and blending into the curt ... More >>
Romney has three and a half times the support of Bachmann in New Hampshire.Take a deep breath, everyone. Michele Bachmann's wave of momentum seems to have crested, if not collapsed altogether. According to a just-released poll by the New Hampshire Journal, Ol' Crazy Eyes is running fourth in that ... More >>
Tim and Mary Pawlenty on the Christian Broadcasting Network earlier this year.All his tack-to-the-hard right rhetoric with right wing Christian TV and radio shows is paying off. In the battle for God - or a conservative evangelical God anyway -- Tim Pawlenty appears to have the upper hand. L ... More >>
Michele Bachmann left Tim Pawlenty in the dust in the wake of the New Hampshire Republican debate on Monday, not among Republicans in the Granite State, but also nationally, if you believe the polls. She's vaulted into second place behind Mitt Romney in both cases.
Team Pawlenty says we'll all forget why Mitt Romney was smiling Monday night.Tim Pawlenty branded his presidential campaign, "Tell The Truth." He titled his book, "Courage To Stand." And then he wimped out in the Republican debate when offered a chance to confront Mitt Romney about "Obamneyca ... More >>
The Courage To Stand -- on Twitter.Tim Pawlenty didn't have the "Courage To Stand" against Mitt Romney and Obamneycare during the Republican debate, and apparently he knows it. So instead of just waiting to let his humiliatingly weak moment on CNN blow over, like his campaign spokesman said he w ... More >>
Pawlenty had a chance to face down Romney on Obamneycare, and he turned away.Tim Pawlenty showed everyone Monday night during the Republican debate on CNN why Bill O'Reilly pegged him as a vanilla ice cream salesman. Instead of getting in Mitt Romney's face and smacking him around with the m ... More >>
All seven Republicans, on the right.The Republican "debate" on CNN last night wasn't really a debate at all, it was a two-hour press conference in which seven candidates took turns trashing President Obama. No one expected anything different, really. All seven of them just wanted to cram int ... More >>
So friendly looking.Will he call her a "pain in the ass" and threaten to "rip her lungs out" in person? Will she remember to look into the right camera and get her Revolutionary War history straight? Those questions and more may be answered when Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty show up fo ... More >>
And the Oscar goes to ...When it comes to presidential campaign videos, Mitt Romney compares to Tim Pawlenty the way CSPAN compares to Fox News. With Mitt, you get a rich, boring white Republican guy with great hair, droning into the camera about how awful Barack Obama is. Why so serious, M ... More >>
Can't we just do a paint-by-numbers version of this? That would be cheap.Rossin is an Atlanta portrait artist that produces quality work, at a reasonable price. That probably appealed to the skinflint in Tim Pawlenty when he settled on Ross R. Rossin as the guy to paint his official portrait ... More >>
Can T-Paw bring in enough dough to be anything more than just another ex-governor?Tim Pawlenty's Political Action Committee, Freedom First is reporting today that it raised $723,501 in the second quarter of this year, raising its yearly total to about $1.3 million.It sounds like a lot of mone ... More >>
T-Paw recently raised cash and his profile in TennesseeHe dropped one position, from 4th to 5th, but Tim Pawlenty is still ranked by the Washington Post as one of the Top 10 most influential Republicans. And among GOPers jockeying for 2012, the Post says he and Mitt Romney lead the pack, "dol ... More >>
Teabaggers take note: There's going to be flood of red-meat Rublicanism in Minnesota come springtime.
Mitt Romney and Bobby Jindal are favorites among conservative activists, according to a new CNN poll.
There's a new poll out from Rasmussen Reports on 2012 GOP candidates and Gov. Tim Pawlenty came in at a depressingly low 4 percent of the vote.