In April, then-U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman (R-Chanhassen), distributed an absurd petition calling for Al Franken to apologize for a secretly recorded 2012 video showing him joking around in an Arizona driveway with traffic cones.The whole thing was a blatant attempt to score cheap political ... More >>
Last week, we told you about GOP House candidate Bob Frey's discredited view regarding the link between gay sex and AIDS. Turns out there's more wacky theories where that one came from.The Bluestem Prairie blog unearthed a January 2004 audio clip of Frey claiming that "dinosaurs have always lived wi ... More >>
Aaron Miller recently won the MNGOP endorsement to run against Democrat Tim Walz in Minnesota's 1st congressional district. But his endorsement was overshadowed by comments he made during his acceptance speech taking umbrage with the fact his young daughter was taught about the theory of evolution i ... More >>
Obamacare, Benghazi, NSA surveillance... these are the issues you expect to hear Republicans railing about in the run up to November's congressional elections.But evolution? We thought that one was more or less settled right around the time the Lucy fossil was found, at least for those of us incline ... More >>
Keith Ellison isn't happy about President Obama's announcement of an administrative change to the Affordable Care Act "aimed at allowing those whose insurance is being canceled over the law to keep those plans for another year," to use CNN's words.SEE ALSO: Matt Birk refused White House trip because ... More >>
Michele Bachmann wants the U.S. to stay out of Syria and thinks President Obama should at least seek congressional approval before initiating any sort of military strike.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Republicans want Michele Bachmann vs. Al Franken in 2014 Al Franken, on the other hand, says "there has to be ... More >>
Meet the man behind Minnesota's gay marriage campaign
Have a loose $50 bill lying around? If so, Michele Bachmann wants you to give it to Allen Quist's legislative campaign.SEE ALSO: Allen Quist under renewed fire for 'men are genetically predisposed to lead family' remarkWhile the idea of burning it or using it as toilet paper might sound more appeali ... More >>
After Allen Quist lost to Tim Walz in November, we eulogized his three-decade career in Minnesota politics with a post entitled, "Allen Quist rides into the sunset on dinosaur he believes lived concurrently with humans."SOME QUIST GREATEST HITS:-- Allen Quist ignores facts, alleges food stamp progra ... More >>
It's been a rough year for Mike Parry. The state Senator from Waseca began the year with aspirations to unseat Rep. Tim Walz from his congressional seat. But after an epic and inconclusive convention-night struggle, Parry was unable to secure the MNGOP nomination and in August he lost a primary to A ... More >>
Between his unforgettable primary battle with Mike Parry and his general election contest against U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, Allen Quist gave us a lot of fun material.SOME QUIST GREATEST HITS:-- Allen Quist ignores facts, alleges food stamp program discriminates against married couples-- Allen Quist flip-f ... More >>
A Jim Graves poll released last month portrayed his race against Michele Bachmann as a within-the-margin-of-error tossup. But new independent polling suggests the race isn't as close as it seemed in September. SEE ALSO:-- Jim Graves to Bradlee Dean: "Michele Bachmann is a wonderful person"-- Unfactc ... More >>
The epic MNGOP primary showdown between Mike Parry and Allen Quist entertained us all summer long. Now, for an encore, we bring you Quist's first serious gaffe of his campaign against Rep. Tim Walz.
BELOW THE JUMP: THE CITY PAGES PARRY-QUIST PRIMARY DAY READERLast Friday, BuzzFeed Politics compiled a list of the eight craziest candidates running for national office this year and surprise! Minnesota 1st District Republican U.S. House primary competitors Mike Parry and Allen Quist both make the l ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Mike Parry polling behind "Neither" two weeks before 1st District GOP primary-- Mike Parry, U.S. House candidate, suggests he'd keep troops deployed until economy improves-- Mike Parry's tweet scrubbed on "arrogant black man" ObamaMinnesota Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, is no stranger to cr ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Mike Parry says Governor Dayton is a drug addict, pops "15 or 16 pills" during meetings [VIDEO]Mike Parry won't apologize for calling Gov. Mark Dayton a drug addict. Instead, he's doubling down.That's right kids -- Parry is standing by his claim that Dayton pops "15 or 16" pills during mee ... More >>
Chris Fields calls Keith Ellison a reverse racist Chris Fields says Keith Ellison isn't doing enough for black people I wasn't very surprised when I came into work this morning to find I already had three voicemails. Two hangups and one message, all from the same caller: Chris Fields, the GOP-endo ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist under renewed fire for 'men are genetically predisposed to lead family' remark-- Arne Carlson on GOP U.S. House candidate Allen Quist: He's "really bizarre"On March 30, 1988, then-state Rep. Allen Quist talked with the Mankato Free Press about his visit to Mankato's "Adult Bo ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Arne Carlson on GOP U.S. House candidate Allen Quist: He's "really bizarre"-- Mike Parry, U.S. House candidate, suggests he'd keep troops deployed until economy improves-- Mike Parry's tweet scrubbed on "arrogant black man" ObamaIn 1994, Republican Allen Quist -- then campaigning to oust ... More >>
Last week, Mother Jones published a fascinating profile of Republican Allen Quist, who will be competing this summer in a primary against state Sen. Mike Parry for the honor of doing battle with incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz this November.The title of the piece gives you a flavor for the t ... More >>
In March 2010, shortly after Mike Parry won the Minnesota District 26 Senate seat, we ran a story questioning whether he would be the state's next Michele Bachmann. The thesis of City Pages writer Matt Snyders was that, like Bachmann, Parry seemed to revel in creating controversy by way of word vom ... More >>
When is the right time to bring American troops home from Afghanistan? Whatever you think the answer is, you probably believe it has little to do with how the domestic job market is faring -- unless you're Mike Parry.Minnesota Senator Parry, R-Waseca, is running against former state representative A ... More >>
Minnesota Congressional Republicans are way richer than their constituents and their Democratic counterparts, according to a recent report by the Center for Responsive Politics.The Center's list of the net worth of each member of Congress shows that Minnesota's four House Republicans have a ... More >>
Sex, Lies, and Michael Brodkorb
Michael Brodkorb's fall continuesMore bad news for Minnesota Republicans: Michael Brodkorb has left state senator Mike Parry's campaign for congress. Brodkorb had been a powerful figure in the state GOP until leaving his position as a senate staffer yesterday in the midst of a huge scandal i ... More >>
Michael Brodkorb is resigning as deputy chairman of the Republican Party in Minnesota to volunteer on state Sen. Mike Parry's run for U.S. Congress. Parry announced Friday that he would run against Congressman Tim Walz in the First Congressional District, a major move on the part of Republicans ... More >>
mmtzjr69outThe dust has settled in the wake of the 2010 elections, and the hot white glare on Target's controversial support for anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign has faded. But FEC records show that the Target political action committee kept up its donations to anti-ga ... More >>
Rep. Michele BachmannEric 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 >>
As Michele Bachmann rails against government handouts, some of her critics point out she's feeding at the government trough.
A vote in the House and a decision by a U.S. District Court judge in Brooklyn suggest she's lost a couple of rounds.
How close is Allen Quist to Michele Bachmann? Pretty close, according to Til Walz.
If you haven't slit your wrists and become blood brothers in the fight against health care reform, Rep. Michele Bachmann is giving you another chance to do so.
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