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Minnesota (GOP Club)

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  • Crowd gets raucous at Oberstar-Cravaack debate (Minnesota 8th CD Debate!)

    10/19/2010 7:42:31 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 10 replies
    Duluth (Mn) News-Tribune ^ | 10/19/10 | John Myers - Staff Reporter
    Jim Oberstar and Chip Cravaack didn’t just face each other this morning at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Auditorium, they faced angry mobs of their opponent’s supporters. Just seconds into the first comments by DFLer Oberstar, Cravaack supporters began to shout the long-term incumbent down with calls of "liar" and "Obama Junior." By the time challenger Cravaack’s turn came, Oberstar supporters responded in kind. Moderators asked for civility and respect, but the cat calls and jeering from a nearly-full auditorium continued through most of the 90-minute forum, often drowning-out candidates' answers over a faulty sound system that lacked volume. Oberstar...
  • KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll: Walz, Demmer in Close 1st District Race (Minnesota PING!)

    10/15/2010 8:55:56 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 6 replies
    KSTP-TV (ABC Affiliate in Minneapolis/St Paul) ^ | 10/15/10 | Tom Hauser - Staff Reporter
    Folks, this is good news. Minnesota's 1st Congressional District (southern Minnesota) should have GOP representation - and Randy Demmer is the right guy for the job! Current Dem Congressman Tim Walz is one of these guys who votes like a Pelosi clone in DC but acts like a moderate Dem when he's back in his district. In short, let's send his ass back home to Mankato where he can resume boring the students at the high school he used to teach at. Do you want to find out more about Randy Demmer? You do? Good. I have a website for...
  • Randy Demmer Advances to Top Level of Young Guns Program (Minnesota GOP PING!)

    09/17/2010 10:36:18 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 3 replies
    The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Randy Demmer (MN-01) has reached 'Young Gun' status, the premiere level of its three-tiered Young Guns program. Founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program is a member-driven organization dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. “I am honored to receive this recognition as an acknowledgement of the support that we have received from voters across Southern Minnesota,” Demmer said. “Throughout my campaign I have heard nothing but frustration with Tim Walz. His active support for...
  • Reader's view: Mothers believe in Palin’s message

    08/15/2010 12:08:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Duluth News Tribune ^ | August 15, 2010 | Shelley L. Tuttle
    So what is it that’s motivating moms to “stampede” like “pink elephants” toward the Nov. 2 elections, as Washington Post Writers Group columnist Kathleen Parker wrote in the July 18 News Tribune (“Palin’s on her way to conquer, one woman at a time”)? It’s all about the message. The reason Sarah Palin resonates with moms across the U.S. is that deep in our hearts we believe in what she’s saying. Just visit the YouTube site, and you will see moms holding signs saying, “I love Sarah Palin because she loves my country,” “No government health care,” “Moms opposed to...
  • Conservative Emmer wins GOP primary for Minn. gov. (Another win for Sarah Palin!)

    08/10/2010 7:14:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS -- State Rep. Tom Emmer has coasted to victory in Minnesota's Republican primary for governor. --snip-- Emmer faced his stiffest GOP opposition in April, winning his party's endorsement over a fellow House member a day after receiving Sarah Palin's endorsement.
  • Clark vs. Bachmann: This race is red hot (Lots of Money Being Raised...!)

    07/07/2010 8:58:34 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 7/07/10 | Eric Roper - Staff Reporter
    Money is surging through the election battle between U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and her Democratic challenger, Tarryl Clark, who reported totals on Wednesday that eclipse previous state fundraising records for a U.S. House race. Clark, a state senator, said she had raised a whopping $910,000 since April in her effort to unseat Bachmann, the Stillwater Republican who has become a conservative favorite nationally. Bachmann countered Clark's news with an even bigger bombshell: She had piled up $1.7 million in the same three-month period. The tallies set a new high-water mark for Minnesota U.S. House races and offer further proof that...
  • Poll shows DFLers ahead of Emmer in Minnesota governor's race (Skewed or Weird Polling Numbers...?)

    06/08/2010 9:42:36 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 11 replies · 62+ views
    St Paul (Mn) Pioneer-Press ^ | 6/08/10 | Bill Salisbury
    All three leading Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates for governor hold firm leads over Republican endorsee Tom Emmer, a new statewide poll shows. The poll also showed Gov. Tim Pawlenty's popularity has sunk to a new low. In addition, it suggested Minnesotans are gloomy about the state of their state. A lopsided majority thinks the North Star state is headed in the wrong direction. Decision Resources Ltd., of Minneapolis, conducted the survey of 800 Minnesota adults May 28-June 2. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Among the three main DFL gubernatorial candidates, former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton has...
  • Minnesota: Candidate With Palin Stamp Of Approval In The Lead

    05/07/2010 7:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 567+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | May 7, 2010 | Staff
    Republican Tom Emmer, who secured the GOP nomination for governor with a little endorsement help from Sarah Palin, now is leading all of his possible Democratic opponents, according to a Survey USA poll conducted for KSTP-TV. Here's how KSTP breaks down the numbers: When Emmer's name was tested against the name of Democrat Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Emmer led 44 percent to 33 percent. Against Democrat Mark Dayton, the result was Emmer 42 percent, Dayton 34 percent. Against Democrat Matt Entenza, Emmer was favored 42-31. The report doesn't include a margin of error or survey date. The sample size was 588...
  • Poll results in the 2010 Minn. gov. race (Looks good for GOP!)

    05/06/2010 9:05:19 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 7 replies · 280+ views
    KSTP-TV (ABC Affiliate in Minneapolis/St Paul) ^ | 5/06/10 | Tom Hauser/Becky Nahm - Staff Reporters
    Election day is six months away, but for now it appears Democrats won't have an easy time winning the Minnesota governor's office for the first time in 24 years. Exclusive 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS-SurveyUSA poll results show Republican Tom Emmer as the early front-runner in three hypothetical races. His lead coincides with a surge in Minnesota voters who self-identify themselves as Republicans. Emmer captured the Republican endorsement for governor in convincing fashion. Now, in a hypothetical match-up against DFL-endorsed candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher and the favorite to win the Independence Party nomination, Tom Horner, Emmer has a convincing lead. According to...
  • Palin Endorses Candidate Who Views Arizona Law As A “Wonderful First Step”

    04/30/2010 3:54:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | April 30, 2010 | Justin Duckham
    On Thursday, former Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin endorsed State Representative Tom Emmer in the Republican primary for Minnesota’s Gubernatorial race. Taking to her Facebook page, Palin described the candidate as a “patriotic fiscally conservative ‘hockey dad.’” He also happens to be an individual who believes Arizona’s controversial new immigration law is a “wonderful first step.” Emmer’s description of the law, which grants Arizona police officers the authority to ask those suspected of being in the country illegally for proof of citizenship, was made during a debate Wednesday with another Republican hopeful on the Minnesota Public Radio program Midday...
  • Rohrer Gets Bachmann Endorsement (Pa Gov Primary)

    04/02/2010 10:59:04 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 1 replies · 220+ views
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Sam Rohrer has gained the endorsement of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN6) who has been called the second most dangerous woman in American. . . . . .Mrs. Bachmann met Rohrer in 1998 when Rohrer went to Minnesota to discuss federal mandates regarding schools. She says it was he who inspired her to run for office as a state senator.
  • What kind of candidate can beat Michele Bachmann?

    03/21/2010 7:00:55 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies · 761+ views ^ | 3/20/10 | Lori Sturdevant
    Who's more likely to perform the politically Herculean feat of ousting GOP cable TV darling Michele Bachmann from her Sixth District congressional seat -- DFL insider Tarryl Clark or outsider Maureen Reed? That was the question under earnest discussion by a pair of party veterans March 13 at the Senate District 52 convention, held at Mahtomedi High School. I leaned in to listen. "I'm for Tarryl Clark because she's electable," said Mary Vogel of Marine on St. Croix. "We need someone who knows how to run a winning campaign, because she's done it. She's an experienced legislator, and a leader....
  • Quip from Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN) (Yes, there is another MN Republican besides Bachmann)

    02/28/2010 8:45:37 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies · 349+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-28-2010 | grey_whiskers
    I recently attended not a Tea Party, but a local GOP meeting in the Minneapolis Metro Area, where local delegates were voted for to go to the state GOP convention, and a few candidates for governor (Seifert, Emmer, and Herwig) appeared. In addition to a couple of candidates for State Representative and State Senate -- we have some good up-and-comers. Go Norann Dillon and Sarah Anderson! Anyway, making a cameo appearance was Erik Paulsen, who led off with the following quip: He just heard from the Olympics, and they have announced that they are going to strip the Gold Medal...
  • (Norm) Coleman Not Running for Governor

    01/17/2010 10:43:24 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 25 replies · 944+ views
    Former Senator Norm Coleman told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Chief Political Reporter Tom Hauser Sunday he will not be running for governor in 2010. He made the official announcement on his Facebook page late Sunday night. He released the following statement to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS ahead of the announcement. "I love Minnesota and I love public service, but this is not the right time for me and my family to conduct a campaign for Governor. Timing is everything. The timing on this race is both a bit too soon and a bit too late. It is too soon after my last...
  • Bachmann to speak at Ohio GOP dinner

    12/28/2009 9:49:56 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies · 370+ views ^ | 12/28/09 | AP
    A conservative Minnesota congresswoman who has been an outspoken critic of Democratic health care plans will be the keynote speaker for a Republican dinner in Ohio. The Hamilton County GOP in Cincinnati says Rep. Michele Bachmann will speak at the annual fundraising event Feb. 26 called the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. The county party praised Bachmann in a statement Monday as leading the fight against big government. She organized a protest rally last month against health care legislation.
  • Seifert is top GOP pick for governor in straw poll (Mn Governor)

    10/03/2009 6:19:03 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 6 replies · 921+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 10/03/09 | Rachel Stassen-Berger - Staff Reporter
    Minnesota Republicans were told Saturday that they are members of a brand-new party and that Rep. Marty Seifert is their early favorite to be the state's brand-new governor. Seifert, of Marshall, who came into the race as a front-runner and has one of the most active campaigns, won 37 percent of the first-choice votes in a non-binding straw poll. Rep. Tom Emmer of Delano came in second, former state auditor Pat Anderson third and Sen. David Hann of Eden Prairie a close fourth. The poll won't bind delegates in next year's endorsement fight, but it gave winners bragging rights and...
  • Minnesota Poll: Most don't back a Pawlenty run (for President)

    09/29/2009 7:11:20 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 18 replies · 1,191+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) | 9/29/09 | Rachel Stassen-Berger/Pat Doyle - Staff Reporters
    A majority of Minnesotans don't want to see Gov. Tim Pawlenty run for president in 2012, but nearly as many say they would give him a look if he were nominated, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. The poll shows that only 30 percent of adults want to see the two-term governor make a try for the White House three years from now, while 55 percent do not. But in a mixed message for Pawlenty, 25 percent of Minnesotans said there was a "good chance" they would vote for him if he became the GOP nominee, while another 25...
  • Aggravation Mounts in Minn. Over Governor's Shift on Climate

    08/24/2009 2:21:03 PM PDT · by toast · 11 replies · 1,375+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/24/2009 | EVAN LEHMANN
    Minnesota's Republican governor used to make soaring speeches about defusing climate change. Now he's making jokes, and some environmentalists are wondering whether his gone-missing support amounts to "bait and switch" politics. Gov. Tim Pawlenty is stoking frustration among Democratic state lawmakers and prominent climate thinkers for becoming "totally silent" on two major efforts to stem greenhouse gas emissions in Minnesota and in a strip of states stretching from Canada to Kansas. The turnaround is striking because it was the governor who powerfully promoted the initiatives. Now, chafed participants believe Pawlenty is abandoning climate action to mend his conservative credentials before...
  • Minnesota GOP chooses new leader

    06/13/2009 10:39:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies · 582+ views ^ | 6/13/09 | Amanda Theisen
    There's a new leader at the top of the Minnesota Republican Party. State Republicans chose Tony Sutton, a Twin Cities businessman and active GOP party member as its leader at a gathering in Brooklyn Center Saturday. Sutton replaces Ron Carey, who is stepping down from the post. Sutton served on numerous campaigns and Republican committees on both state and national levels. He most recently served as secretary-treasurer of the Minnesota Republican Party. He is also the CEO of Minnesota-based Baja Sol Restaurant Group. Radio talk show host Dave Thompson and former state Sen. Carrie Ruud also sought the post. The...
  • [Congresswoman Michele] Bachmann Hosting Townhalls On Global Warming & Cap & Tax

    04/06/2009 7:58:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 695+ views
    Residual Forces ^ | April 6, 2009
    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R MN6) is hosting 2 townhalls this week to take on the liberal fabrication that is Global Warming. (SHORT VIDEO AT LINK) St. Cloud/Woodbury, MN, Apr 9 - Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to host forums on Climate Change & Cap and Trade Special Guest: Chris Horner , Senior Fellow and Author, Competitive Enterprise Institute Thursday, April 9, 2009: 1:15-2:30 pm St. Cloud State University Atwood Memorial Center, Cascade Room 4:30-5:45 pm Woodbury Central Park Community Center, Room B 8595 Central Park Place (off Valley Creek Road and Radio Drive) I’ll be attending the St. Cloud event. Chances are...