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 bit.ly/akOoko, 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
    StarTribune.com ^ | 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
    StarTribune.com ^ | 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
    KSTP.com ^ | 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...
  • Three TV ads from the Minnesota US Senate race (Coleman vs Franken)

    09/19/2008 10:01:20 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 7 replies · 452+ views
    YouTube | 9/19/08 | MplsSteve
    If you're not a Minnesota, you probably haven't seen the blizzard of TV commercials emanating from Norm Coleman's and Al Franken's campaigns for the US Senate. Trust me, these ads are bare-knuckled. The first one is an attack ad by Coleman. The second is a rebuttal ad by Al Franken. And the third is a rebuttal by Coleman to Franken's rebuttal. Watch them in the exact order below... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJUxtfSdaX0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hZxxEKmJaY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nETYU-znTA
  • Stuart Smalley for Senate

    09/09/2008 7:42:49 PM PDT · by Emma Sansom · 6 replies · 436+ views
    AP/Yahoo! News ^ | September 9, 2008 | Brian Bakst
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Comedian Al Franken grabbed the Democratic nomination Tuesday for U.S. Senate in Minnesota, setting up a showdown with Republican Sen. Norm Coleman that had been years in the making. Franken, who gained fame as a "Saturday Night Live" cast member, easily beat six other candidates chasing the Democratic nod. Coleman trounced his only opponent, an expatriate living in Italy. Minnesota voters joined those in six other states and the District of Columbia in deciding general election matchups. Nominations for House, Senate and governor were on the line, along with the fate of another TV celebrity: Kevin...
  • Governor Palin Speech and The Apoplectic Left

    09/03/2008 4:10:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 509+ views
    Northwest Republican ^ | September 03, 2008
    Get ready folks, in just a few hours we are about to watch heads exploding from the hate filled moonbat left. Leading that charge might just be Portland's own Jack Bogdanski. Remember he is the creepy guy who bought, hook line and sinker, the story about Governor Palin faking her pregnancy (Que Twilight Zone music now). I checked out some of Jack's comments from his hate filled anti-Palin thread and found a few of these morsels that were posted on Sunday, August 31st. Check them out and get yourself a little chuckle. Doris, don't worry. By this time Tuesday, she...
  • Franken's old Playboy article concerns Democrats

    05/30/2008 8:38:54 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 24 replies · 726+ views
    AP via Yahoo news ^ | 05-29-2008 | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press Writer
    enate candidate Al Franken's satirical and explicit take on virtual sex and other topics, published in Playboy magazine eight years ago, is drawing concern instead of laughter from some Minnesota Democrats. Rep. Betty McCollum, who supported the comedian's rival Mike Ciresi until he dropped out of the race for the party's nomination for the Senate, complained Thursday that she and other Minnesota Democrats will be on the same November ballot as a candidate "who has pornographic writings that are indefensible." "Do they spend all of their time defending him, or do they spend their time talking about issues that are...
  • 2008 GOP Convention: Blog Madness!

    03/11/2008 10:08:32 AM PDT · by fidelio · 1 replies · 538+ views
    2008 GOP Convention ^ | 3/11/08 | GOP Convention
    Looks like the folks in Minnesota are trying to have a little fun. So many of you responded to our video requesting help to name our blog, we here in Minneapolis-Saint Paul figured we're in March, the local college is trying to get into the post-season basketball tournament, that tournament has a catchy nickname, so why don’t we *ahem* "leverage" that into creating our own contest: Blog Madness?
  • Where in the world is Pawlenty?

    02/06/2008 9:16:42 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies · 549+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/6/08 | Nicole Muehlhausen
    The snow doesn’t seem to be slowing down Gov. Tim Pawlenty. He plans to leave Thursday on another out of state trip. It is just one of several 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has followed over the last couple of months—fueling speculation of a Vice Presidential nod. Aside from his day job at the capitol, Pawlenty’s side gig as John McCain’s national co-chair has him crisscrossing the nation almost every weekend so far this year. Take a look at his itinerary: Dec. 29: Pawlenty was in New Hampshire. The next week, to the Iowa caucuses. Then it was off to Michigan. And...
  • MPR poll: Franken, Coleman nose to nose (Minnesota US Senate Race)

    02/01/2008 6:24:30 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 11 replies · 487+ views
    Minneapolis Star/Tribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 2/01/08 | Mark Zdechlik - MPR Reporter
    The Minnesota Public Radio News/Humphrey Institute Poll indicates DFL Senate candidate Al Franken poses more of a re-election threat to Republican Sen. Norm Coleman than any of the other DFL candidates. The poll indicates that if the election were today Coleman and Franken would be in a statistical dead heat. The poll took the pulse of 917 Minnesota residents over a one- week period that ended Sunday. It shows Coleman 5 points ahead of DFLer Mike Ciresi, and gives Coleman double-digit leads over Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer and Jim Cohen who dropped out of the race Friday. University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute...
  • Mirroring larger party, (Minnesota) state GOP is deeply split

    01/15/2008 6:44:29 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 4 replies · 481+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 1/14/08 | Patricia Lopez - Staff Reporter
    The Republican Party in Minnesota, where the GOP will crown its nominee this summer, is a perfect reflection right now of the national party. It is all mixed up on the presidential race and struggling to hold an increasingly fragile coalition together. "There's a real battle going on here for what it means to be conservative, to be Republican," said Andy Aplikowski, a local party chairman. "Is it religion, is it defense, free markets ... states' rights? There's no common message." In Minnesota, as across the country, evangelicals are lining up behind pastor-turned-politician Mike Huckabee despite his record of tax...
  • BREAKING SCOOP - Seifert To Be Announced As Minnesota Chair For Fred! Thompson

    11/13/2007 9:31:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 350+ views
    Residual Forces ^ | November 13th, 2007
    Sources are reporting that Rep. Marty Seifert (R Marshall) will be announced as the Minnesota Chair for the Fred Thompson campaign Thursday. Seifert is a huge pick up for Thompson as he is held as a hero for leading the charge against the DFL’s massive and oppressive tax increases last Legislative session as Republican House Minority Leader. There will be a public kickoff Thursday at the State Capital. The campaign will be holding a formal announcement at 2:00PM on Thursday November 15th, in Room 181 of the State Office Building to announce Seifert as State Chair along with Chairs and...
  • (GOP Rep)Ramstad expected to announce retirement

    09/17/2007 12:06:12 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 6 replies · 587+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 9/17/07 | Pat Doyle - Staff Reporter
    U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad is expected to announce that he is retiring from Congress. His office released a statement today saying he plans to "make a major announcement ...concerning his future plans." Ramstad has represented the Third District, made up of the southern, western and northern suburbs of Minneapolis, since he was elected to his first of 9 terms in 1990. A spokesman for Ramstad, John Magnuson, declined to comment on the congressman's announcement, which is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Minnetonka. But an email press release on the announcement included a file entitled, "retire_advisory," that had Magnuson's name attached...
  • Al Franken To Run For US Senate? - Announcement Coming Soon...

    11/21/2006 11:46:48 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 42 replies · 2,079+ views
    DOBBS: Let's talk about another oath. The Senate... FRANKEN: Yes? DOBBS: Minnesota, are you going to run? FRANKEN: I don't know. Actually, we're deciding, I think, this weekend, the family, my family. DOBBS: OK, I'll give you the number, and I want you to let me know immediately. FRANKEN: I think if I tell someone, it might be somebody in Minnesota. DOBBS: You've got it. All right. Well, we wish you a lot of luck. Look forward to your decision. FRANKEN: Thank you. DOBBS: Whatever you do, stay yourself. Those people... FRANKEN: No, I'm going to change, Lou. If I...
  • GOP foe Fine says Ellison’s unfit (Muslim running for Congress in MN)

    09/16/2006 10:16:44 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies · 3,348+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | September 13, 2006 | Rochelle Olson and Dane Smith
    Keith Ellison's GOP foe attacked sharply Wednesday, calling him unfit for Congress and saying he was "offended as a Jew that we have a candidate like this running for U.S. Congress." On a day Ellison was fielding national media requests and getting attention for possibly becoming the first Muslim in Congress, the remarks of opponent Alan Fine showed how Republicans hope to make Ellison's past a liability for Democrats. Fine didn't raise specific issues that hadn't come up earlier in the campaign, but his criticism was sharper. It showed that despite a surprisingly strong showing in Tuesday's DFL primary in...
  • Who is Keith Ellison? (Excerpt from Powerline)

    08/26/2006 6:00:22 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies · 1,106+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | 08-25-2006 | Scott Johnson
    Who is Keith Ellison? (20) Keith Ellison is the endorsed Democratic candidate for Congress in Minnesota's solidly Democratic Fifth District (Minneapolis). Ellison's local leadership of the Nation of Islam, his defense of the "truth" of an attack on Minneapolis Jews as "the most racist white people," his affiliation with convicted murderer and Vice Lords gang leader Sharif Willis, his support of the Vice Lords gangbangers charged (and subsequently convicted) with the murder of Minneapolis police officer Jerry Haaf, his outrageous attacks on law enforcement authorities, his demand that Symbionese Liberation Army terrorist Sara Jane Olson be freed, his concern for...
  • MN GOP delegates to settle fierce 6th District fight (Michele Bachman the party favorite)

    05/05/2006 5:27:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 2,667+ views
    The Duluth News Tribune ^ | April 4, 2006 | Martiga Lohn
    On Saturday, Thompson and 324 other party delegates will narrow the field of four to one. State Sen. Michele Bachmann is leading in a hard-fought race that also includes businessman Jay Esmay and state Reps. Jim Knoblach and Phil Krinkie. But the endorsing convention at Monticello High School could get unpredictable if Bachmann doesn't clear the 60 percent threshold needed for an endorsement early on.
  • Election Results From Saint Paul - A Pro-Bush Democrat in Trouble!

    09/13/2005 6:53:39 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 15 replies · 2,326+ views
    ST PAUL MAYOR Total Number of Precincts 104 Precincts Reporting 69 Total Votes 17902 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BILL DAHN 35 GLEN MANSFIELD 27 RANDY C. KELLY 4816 SHARON ANDERSON 153 CHRIS COLEMAN 9172 NICK TSCHIDA 92 ELIZABETH DICKINSON 3582 JACOB PERASSO 25
  • Check This Group Out. They did great in Ohio

    08/04/2005 6:18:57 AM PDT · by Doc_J_Butler · 3 replies · 2,662+ views
    You guys should check this group out. I met one of their members out in Ohio working with a congressional candidate. They knew what they were doing and I was impressed but i didn't realize that Alex had his own team until yesterday. I looked at their website its got some really solid ideas in terms of strategy. Check it out: http://www.vandenberg-strategies.com
  • Politician Republican Democrat Congress Lawyer Neckwear

    03/27/2005 7:04:33 AM PST · by starwonders · 1,624+ views
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  • Rukavina has his fill of Pawlenty family photos on governor's Web site

    03/15/2005 2:19:56 PM PST · by Crookie Monster · 1,511+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | March 16, 2005 | Dane Smith
    Threatening to put his own baby pictures on the state House of Representatives website, Rep. Tom Rukavina urged Gov. Tim Pawlenty today to remove from his official website a "Pawlenty Family Photo Album" containing 21 pictures of a pretty darn cute young future governor. "I was a cute little baby, too," said Rukavina, a DFLer from Virginia, Minn., who relishes his role as an often lighthearted antagonist of his Republican governor, a former House colleague. But Rukavina contends that childhood pictures, which he views as designed to make folks feel warmer toward the governor, are a "totally inappropriate" form of...
  • John F. Kerry receives just 220 electoral votes, 32 democratic electors opt for unknown alternatives

    12/21/2004 7:15:08 AM PST · by William of Orange · 13 replies · 2,621+ views
    NARA federal register ^ | december 2004 | NARA federal register
  • Pawlenty/Rice 2008

    11/18/2004 9:49:18 PM PST · by DaveDCMetro · 20 replies · 2,715+ views
    Many have been pontificating on the ideal GOP ticket to hold the White House in 2008. I believe it is time for me to throw in my two cents. The closest thing Republicans have to a perfect presidential candidate for 2008 ironically can be found in the only state that Ronald Reagan didn't carry in his landslide of 1984: Minnesota. That once and future candidate --- MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Over the last few years, the GOP has seen what kind of candidate it takes to win nationally in the 21st Century. Unlike the old Republicanism of George HW Bush...
  • Apple pie proud !

    11/16/2004 9:39:17 PM PST · by marquisdesloth · 2 replies · 1,713+ views
  • Have a Fahrenheit/Fahrenhype party (Strategy)

    10/24/2004 2:20:02 PM PDT · by TruthCanHurt · 11 replies · 2,346+ views
    Every republican should by Fahrenhype 9/11. Then they should have a party watching first MOOREs movie and then the rebuttal. This is the best way to get liberals to see Fahrenhype, because you will tell them that you will watch Fahrenheit 9/11 if they do so. None of them want to admit that they won't listen to both sides of the story. So they will come. (I suggest also copying Stolen Honor onto a cd or dvd to show afterwards). I am doing this at work in California and I have got a lot of people together to watch them...
  • Kerry awarded Gold Medal in Athens

    08/29/2004 7:28:33 PM PDT · by Cadet Happy · 5 replies · 1,665+ views
  • Kerry's SECOND Silver Star with a V

    08/28/2004 7:59:57 PM PDT · by Cadet Happy · 7 replies · 1,842+ views
    For context, VC is the puppy who could fly that Kerry supposedly saved from the village wok in Vietnam. That's a whole 'nother tall tale that is seeping out. I can hardly keep track of them all!
  • Latest example of left-wing editorial cartoon filth . . .

    08/21/2004 2:29:29 PM PDT · by Cadet Happy · 14 replies · 2,128+ views
    8/21/2004 | Cadet Happy
    . . . it is unbelievable the depths these people will stoop to. This is yet another piece of garbage peddled by the Universal Press Syndicate, this time by Pat Oliphant . . . Kathie Kerr, Universal Press Syndicate, Director of Communications Phone: (816) 360-6945 Email: kkerr@amuniversal.com
  • Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Queue for Government Intervention?

    07/18/2004 9:49:31 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 4 replies · 4,997+ views
    July 19, 2004 | Joe Alloway
    Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Port Huron Times Herald a Queue for Government Intervention? In particular, with today’s concentration of all reporting medium with just a few companies- who determines the void or lack of reporting in the best interest to citizens. I’ve challenged a Gannett newspaper, the Times Herald of Port Huron Michigan of its obligation citizens in one-newspaper counties. There appears to be an immediate need to make certain legislation be brought requiring corporate newspapers to better report news and serving the communities they cover. At a crucial time with the 2004 Primary literally days away- this particular newspaper,...
  • Poll: JOE ALLOWAY leads PHIL PAVLOV in Michigan House District 81 - Alloway predicted winner

    07/18/2004 9:31:03 AM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 3,079+ views
    Ann Arbor PTM/UM Polling | July 17, 2004 | Andrea VanAndle
    The poll of 600 likely Republican voters in St. Clair County Michigan’s State Representative District 81 countywide found Alloway leading Pavlov by 12 points, 48 percent to 40 percent in a three-way race with Yale Republican Steve Pray Nader included in the ballot test.
  • Illegal Michigan State Paid Employee's Electioneering and Campaign Fixing Near Day of Reckoning

    07/10/2004 8:22:08 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 2,656+ views
    “A Michigan Impossible until we work together ending illegal state house electioneering practices” Joe Alloway-R Michigan House District 81 St. Clair County Michigan PORT HURON – JULY 11, 2004 - Please listen to a recent interview ( exposing Michigan’s #1 area to reform and that’s ending illegal activities in Michigan’s House Republican Caucus Communications Office! Very few citizens asked have no idea of what that word means. Folks, the bottom line is we’ve had some major problems in this antiquated, 50-person staffed office and they’re just coming public. Take recent revelations of state employees assigned to representatives as campaign managers...
  • My trip across the country

    07/03/2004 12:05:22 PM PDT · by elder5 · 11 replies · 4,354+ views
    I just got back last week from driving across the country, I live in Washington State and drove to PA in see my wifes family and took I-80 and I-90 back home. With my Bush/Cheney sticker from 2000 in my back window along with my W-04 sticker I got a aproviel rating of about 75% judging from the honks and thumbs ups from fellow drivers. Funny how I got the 1 finger salute from the folks with the Kerry stickers. My question to you is do you vent your hate and anger at fellow drivers on the road with a...
  • The most taxpayer-unfriendly members of congress

    06/03/2004 7:27:36 PM PDT · by aardbokonon · 7 replies · 2,861+ views
    Last night, I was told that a report was recently published by some DC think-tank. This report ranked members of congress in order of taxpayer-friendliness, i.e. it examined their votes on tax-related bills and determined where any particular member of congress came in on higher or lower taxes for their constituents. The same person who told me about the report told me that a whopping 75% of house and senate members from my state were in the top 20 LEAST friendly to taxpayers in their voting records. Have any of you heard of this report? Can you point me to...