Last night, a few hundred MNGOPers gathered at the Blue Fox Bar and Grill for a "Where Do We Go From Here?" panel discussion about the future of their reeling party.SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson wins recount in belated MNGOP election night success story-- MNGOP's Dan Severson on election results: "I'm no ... More >>
Financial chicanery goes beyond recount
SEE ALSO: MNGOP: Alleged recount debt conspiracy could mean jail time for Sutton, dissolution of partyAn email obtained by the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board suggests the MNGOP's alleged illegal financial shenanigans might not have been limited to the effort to pay legal bills stemming from the th ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Tony Sutton fined $3,000, MNGOP fined $26,900 by Minnesota Campaign Finance BoardIt just keeps getting worse for the MNGOP.During a news conference this morning, Common Cause Executive Director Mike Dean announced his watchdog organization is filing criminal complaints against the MNGOP an ... More >>
We hope it was worth it, St. Cloud State College Republicans.Thanks to your decision not to cancel Bradlee Dean's on-campus appearance last night, you may never have the opportunity to work for the MNGOP. Not only that, but the event itself turned out to be a embarrassing dud.According to the St. Cl ... More >>
After Republicans took control of the Minnesota Senate and made Michael Brodkorb communications director for the caucus, Brodkorb sent out a memo laying out the rules of social media. Addressed to "all staff," the memo begins by explaining that caucus members have a stake in the Minnesota Senat ... More >>
Former Minnesota GOP Speaker of the House Steve Sviggum is an unpaid University of Minnesota regent. He is also executive assistant to the Senate GOP caucus.But according to two legal opinions released yesterday by the U of M, he should no longer do both."This systemic conflict cannot be eliminat ... More >>
Well, with Romney finishing a distant third, T-Paw is looking less influential than ever, isn't he?Rick Santorum crushed his Republican presidential competitors during yesterday's Minnesota GOP caucus, but the victory is only as significant as the momentum it generates for his campaign in states ... More >>
Attention, one percenters -- Mitt Romney will be in Eagan tomorrow.The GOP presidential frontrunner will appear in the St. Paul suburb Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the headquarters of the Freightmasters trucking company. If that isn't enough to get you excited, perhaps this will -- Romney will be ... More >>
Representative Tim Walz is vulnerable to a Republican challenge in his fall re-election campaign, according to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. That much seemed obvious to Minnesota Republicans earlier this year: party power broker Michael Brodkorb left the state GOP to work for sta ... More >>
Michael Brodkorb's Twitter strategy: Genius or crazy?Michael Brodkorb's Twitter feed is getting too strange to ignore.Brodkorb, a longtime powerhouse of Minnesota's Republican Party, lost his positions with the GOP senate communications staff and Sen. Mike Parry's congressional campaign last week ... More >>
Tony Sutton will still get paid during the shutdown.With Gov. Mark Dayton and a slew of legislators not taking their paychecks during the state government shutdown, City Pages thought it would check up on the state political parties. Eleven of the 14 state senators skipping their salary are Repub ... More >>
Minnesota's shut down, but the state GOP isn't.Mark Dayton says Minnesota Republicans are trying to mine the state shutdown for campaign money. The governor criticized the GOP for hitting up contributors while Minnesota can't pay for highway repairs and state parks. In a response to City Pages th ... More >>
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 >>
Sen. Gretchen Hoffman twisted Sen. Barb Goodwin's words beyond recognition via Twitter.Republican state Sen. Gretchen Hoffman may be facing an ethics probe, after tweeting that DFL Sen. Barb Goodwin had disparaged the mentally ill as "idiots and imbeciles." Goodwin said nothing of the sort. ... More >>
Bachmann: Not ready for prime time, according to her former chief of staff.Ron Carey is one of Rep. Michele Bachmann's former chiefs of staff. He's the former chairman of the Minnesota GOP. Now, as Bachmann gets ready to deliver an important speech this morning to conservatives in Washington, D.C ... More >>
Update: No change. Dayton leads.Ramsey County, the second most populous county in the state, has audited its Election Day ballots. As with Hennepin County last week, each candidate has picked up a thimble-full of support. That means the overall results are the same. Dayton is ahead of Republ ... More >>
Republicans assume that Tom Emmer, right, is getting screwed.Tom Emmer sounded like a reasonable guy this afternoon, asking that his campaign for governor be granted its rights according to the legally-required vote recount process in Minnesota. Not asking for special treatment, he said. Jus ... More >>
Mary Kiffmeyer piles on.Republican Mary Kiffmeyer, who lost re-election as Secretary of State to Democrat Mark Ritchie in 2006, is complaining that he "has lost the ability to remain neutral and objective" in his oversight role of a possible recount in the governor's race. He's been tweeting ... More >>
It's a conspiracy alright. But a Republican conspiracy.Michele Bachmann wants two things now: To be taken seriously, and to win the No. 4 position in the House leadership ranks. The problem is, she keeps on spouting batshit craziness. It's hard to win the hearts and minds of folks like soon- ... More >>
Is Tom Emmer's drunken driving record a legit political target?Drunken driving arrests in a candidate's past are kind of like a gun on stage in the first act. It's a safe bet that as the story unfolds, the DWIs, like the gun, are going to come into play. And so it goes: A new ad released yest ... More >>
Gregg Steinhafel loves Michele Bachmann, tooGLBT groups were pissed off last week when they learned that Target Corp., which they thought of as gay-friendly, was backing anti-gay marriage Republican candidate for governor Tom Emmer through $150,000 in seed money to MN Forward. But Target's pu ... More >>
Tom Emmer has some ground to make up.A new poll released by Fox 9/Rasmussen suggests that Minnesotans support any Democrat in the race for governor over Republican Tom Emmer. He trails in hypothetical match-ups againstDFLers Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Mark Dayton and Matt Entenza. Indepen ... More >>
The poll that piqued Republicans showed their candidate for governor losing groundThe Republican Party of Minnesota has failed in its effort to nail IP-endorsed gubernatorial candidate -- and former Republican -- Tom Horner for shady politicking. An administrative law judge ruled yesterday t ... More >>
Can a poll be considered an illegal campaign contribution benefiting IPer Tom Horner?This is novel. The Republican Party of Minnesota has filed an official complaint with the state Campaign and Public Finance Board alleging that Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner received a ... More >>
Photo: drcuervoNot what Dolan and Rybak want in MinneapolisMinneapolis Police Chief Tom Dolan is wading further into the debate over Arizona's controversial new antiimmigrant law. He was among a gathering of nine top cops from around the nation who met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder i ... More >>
Photo: fibonacciblueImmigrant rights activists took to city streets on SaturdayThe local backlash against Arizona's controversial new anti-immigrant law got loud and crowded over the weekend when about 2,000 marchers clogged downtown Minneapolis to express their outrage at the legislation. T ... More >>
Palin endorses Emmer. Does it matter?She bailed out on her own first term as Alaska's governor, but Sarah Palin has become a full-blown Tea Party celebrity since then, and today she endorsed Tom Emmer in his race for the Minnesota GOP gubernatorial race from her Facebook page. "A patriotic ... 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 >>
Senator becomes Minnesota's most controversial in just two months
Mayor R.T. Rybak: "We've had several good years followed by several bad nights"
The donations from an alleged child molester to a political party that promotes itself as a home for family values strikes us as problematic.
Plus: Minneapolis mayor wins election, immediately pursues higher office
State Republicans just released a radio ad that will be played in the 7th District to call out Peterson for his comment about 9/11 truthers and the Democrat's voting record.
After making a slightly offhanded comment about the number of 9/11 truthers in his Minnesota district, Rep. Collin Peterson was called out by the state GOP and has now apologized in case you were offended.
The Minnesota GOP has called for a House Ethics Committee investigation into the funding of his trip after the Star Tribune reported on some potential violations with taxpayer dollars.
Ellison was detained for about three hours before being released on $100 bail after the planned arrest.
Five or six things about last week's winners and losers
Two weeks after the election, how many judges can you remember from the ballot? Thought so.
Local politicos find themselves tangled in the Web
Some people compare Norm Coleman to Ronald Reagan. They have a point.
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