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 >>
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 >>
The GOP's First District convention was one for the record books. It started Saturday afternoon in North Mankato's Kato Ballroom and ended just before 2 a.m. Sunday, when ballroom manager Larry Bowers said he had to kick the Republicans out lest the Ballroom lose its liquor license.After 14 hours an ... 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 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Amy Koch resigned over an "inappropriate relationship" with a staffer. Michael Brodkorb was her staffer and resigned today. Coincidence?Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch resigned her leadership position Thursday after fellow Republicans confronted her about an "inappropriate relations ... 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 >>
When Tim Pawlenty publishes his second quarter fundraising disclosure on a Friday afternoon heading into a long holiday weekend, as reporters are cracking beers along with everyone else, you know he'd rather the story just die a quiet death.
But it hasn't. That's because T-Paw hauled in just ... 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 >>
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.
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