In 1970, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary fame pleaded guilty to taking "immoral and improper liberties with... a female child." The charge stemmed from an incident that took place the year before in a D.C. hotel room where Yarrow, then 31, allegedly had sexual relations (but not sex) with a 14- ... More >>
For the first time since he announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate last summer, Mike McFadden held a news conference yesterday and took questions from reporters.But by and large, the man who many believe has the inside track to becoming Al Franken's Republican challenger in November didn't offer sa ... More >>
In November, the "Winona County Republican Party" Facebook page shared a doctored image of the Obamas that alluded to racial stereotypes about blacks. In response to that and other instances where county-level MNGOP units got themselves in trouble for offensive posts, state Republican officials vowe ... More >>
About 18 months after the MNGOP was nearly evicted from the office space it was renting in the Capitol Office Building, the financially challenged party is preparing to move... to the crunchy streets of Seward?SEE ALSO: Judgmental Mpls neighborhood map describes Seward as land of "crabby baristas" ... More >>
Two years ago, Michael Brodkorb was one of the Minnesota Republican party's up-and-coming voices, a ruthless political tactician who made a name for himself digging up dirt about the DFL and writing about it on his blog. But then news of his affair with Amy Koch broke, and by this time a year ago Br ... More >>
On October 23, the Brainerd Dispatch published a letter to the editor written by a self-proclaimed Democrat named Stephen Sundquist.SEE ALSO:-- Fargo-Moorhead Forum publishes comically sexist 'war against men' letter to the editor-- Mike Parry falsely claims Faribault Daily News' endorsement; gets s ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Rory Koch was busted for child porn possession while running for Ramsey County commissioner-- House Speaker Kurt Zellers wants Vikings stadium bill to pass... but won't vote for it?-- Kurt Zellers apologizes for Bradlee Dean's opening "prayer" [VIDEO]In the wake of Rep. Kerry Gauthier, D ... More >>
McLeod County Republican Party chairman Eric Harpel threatened another woman and her husband last week, according to the woman's attorney.Harpel had a restraining order taken out against him by state representative Mary Franson last month. Franson accused Harpel of being a "stalker." That disclosure ... More >>
Minnesota hasn't gone for a Republican candidate in a presidential election since 1972, when incumbent Richard Nixon edged Democrat George McGovern by five percentage points. Fear and loathing on the campaign trail, indeed.After November, it looks like it'll be 40 years and counting since a GOP pres ... More >>
How the mighty have fallen!Less than a year removed from being a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, Michele Bachmann is now working at a Lino Lakes gas station. Apparently, demand for Marcus Bachmann's anti-gay therapy ain't what it used to be. Either that or the couple ne ... More >>
Former Carver County Republican Party chairman Paul Zunker pled guilty this week to second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Zunker was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor last fall. Zunker allegedly groped his victim's chest and "laughed" when she asked him to stop, w ... More >>
Repub Senators to Anderson: You aren't down with coal and natural gas? Then get the frack out!Are you a supporter of renewable energy? Perhaps you've said a derogatory word or two about fossil fuels in the past? Then, in the eyes of the MNGOP, you aren't fit to serve as chair of the Public Utilit ... More >>
Former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch won't face an ethics complaint for having an affair with a senate staffer. Koch resigned in December after her fellow Republican legislators confronted her with allegations that she was having an affair with a subordinate staffer widely believed to be GOP powe ... More >>
Former GOP Party Chair Tony Sutton is batting 2 million.According to new figures released today by the Republican Party's own Internal Finance Review Committee, the GOP is up to its neck in debt -- about $2 million worth. "The debt number is honestly higher than any of us wants it to be," said c ... More >>
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 >>
If you hate this man, you are not alone.Nick Ayers, the super-flack wunderkind running Tim Pawlenty's campaign, is making enemies fast. Ayers was rumored to be leaving the Pawlenty campaign in favor of Texas haircut Rick Perry, if Perry announced he was in the race. Pawlenty's spokesman Alex Cona ... More >>
Bachmann's ahead of Romney when Palin's not in the game.Oh, God, it's really happening. Michele Bachmann is the leading Republican presidential candidate, according to a poll released this morning by Public Policy Polling. Bachmann took a tiny lead -- 21 percent to 20 percent -- over Mitt R ... More >>
She's serious.Michele Bachmann has announced that she's going home in June to announce her White House intentions. Not her home in the 6th congressional district. No, she's going "home" to Waterloo, Iowa. She hasn't lived there since she was small child (and she's faked her own family's root ... More >>
Did use of charitable donations violate federal election law?
We might not have any actual news in the never-ending fight for Minnesota's U.S. Senate race until next week when Norm Coleman actually files an appeal, but the partisan hacks will continue to milk this over-dramatic issue for all it's worth.
We couldn't think of a better Republican to help uphold the party's values...
When we heard of Bachmann's "You be da man" comment to RNC chairman Michael Steele during the CPAC conference, we thought it was pretty hilarious. Check out some of our favorite national reaction.
The Democrats secretly hope Rep. Michele Bachmann keeps her job forever. Why, you ask? Because she says crazy things, which they can use to raise more money from pissed of lefties.
The entire Senate Republican Conference signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today kindly asking him to stop thinking about provisionally seating Al Franken as the election contest in Minnesota is under way.
As the Senate debate here in Minnesota rages on, the National Republican Senatorial Committee would like to remind all of you t ... More >>
The national elections aren't the only pivotal races this year
The Quiet Giant
Republican celebrates historic female party member by calling her a man
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The Republican candidate for Keith Ellison's vacant state House seat sounds off.
Is Norm Coleman truly tired of Washington lobbyists?
Sunday's New York Times carried a chilling piece on the religious right's efforts to sweep state and local elections in 2006 by enlisting "2,000 evangelical, Baptist, Pentecostal and Roman Catholic leaders in a network of so-called Patriot Pastors to register half a million new voters, enlist activi ... More >>
Here's an excerpt: What is the Republican party? Well, it used to be the party of the smalltown businessman, generally in the Middle West, generally sort of out of the mainstream. Very conservative. It now represents nothing but the gas and oil business. They own it. And the people who go to Congre ... More >>
To one local bank, a Republican in need is a friend indeed
Did GOP delegates destroy their nominee's chances?
Paying for Dick Cheney to stump for local GOP
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If Greg Wersal has his way, Minnesota judges will soon campaign for election just like any other politicians
A recent Supreme Court decision upholding tight Minnesota rules on cross-party endorsements quashed the possibility of third parties playing a balance-of-power role in most states. Thus, the only hope for a renewal of progressive electoral politics is for