Election 2020

GOP candidate tied to notorious Dorr family taking on Rep. Paul Torkelson

BY: - May 18, 2020

Redwood County township official and conservative activist Tammy Houle is challenging six-term state representative Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska, for the Republican Party nod at an online endorsing convention Monday night. Houle has ties to the Dorr family, who have built a small midwestern empire around conservative political activism, though their GOP rivals say they are grifters. […]

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Vote-by-mail applications surge in Minnesota

BY: - May 15, 2020

More than 22,000 Minnesotans signed up to vote by mail on Wednesday, the first day voters could submit applications this year, in a clear sign that people want to avoid crowded polling places during a pandemic. Compare that to 320 voters who signed up in the first month online applications opened in 2018, and 611 […]

DFL incumbents Hayden, Dehn lose endorsement races to political newcomers

BY: - May 8, 2020

Two Minneapolis incumbents — state Sen. Jeff Hayden and state Rep. Raymond Dehn — lost their DFL endorsement races Thursday, setting up a tough reelection for both legislative veterans.  Omar Fateh, who is active in Minnesota progressive circles and has worked for the state, beat Hayden, the third-term state senator and assistant minority leader. Fateh’s […]

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An advertising creative on how Democrats can use this moment to claim mantle of “America’s Party”

BY: - April 20, 2020

And now here we are, stuck at home, hoping we don’t run out of essentials, trapped in the post-apocalyptic existence many of us feared upon the election of President Donald Trump.  We need creative political thinking, but from Trump and his party loyalists we get two hour daily infomercials that are more like a window […]

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U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, R-2nd District, and President Donald Trump

When do we get herd immunity from Jason Lewis?

BY: - April 17, 2020

Jason Lewis is on a “Re-Open Minnesota for Business” RV tour Friday, hoping to draw media attention to his brilliant plan to get enough Minnesotans sick that we achieve “herd immunity” from COVID-19 and then thank him by electing him to the U.S. Senate.  JUST ANNOUNCED: My #ReOpenMN RV [email protected] should join me & demand […]

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Biden wins half of Minnesota’s delegates after strong finish in the state

BY: - March 4, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden amassed 38 of Minnesota’s 75 delegates that were up for grabs Tuesday, after his victory in the state’s primary.  The Minnesota DFL on Tuesday announced Biden’s delegate haul. Sen. Bernie Sanders earned 27 delegates, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren earned 10 delegates.  With 1,991 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination, […]

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Klobuchar suspends presidential campaign; endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden

BY: - March 2, 2020

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is suspending her presidential campaign and preparing to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event in Dallas, a campaign aide confirmed on Monday. Klobuchar, the senior senator from Minnesota, outlasted a number of other Democratic hopefuls, including former South Bend Mayor Peter Buttigieg, who dropped out of the […]

Belying moderate image, Klobuchar bills make her one of the Senate’s most liberal

BY: - February 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — As a presidential candidate, Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar is regarded as a sensible centrist from the heartland who can appeal to moderate Republicans.  But as a U.S. senator, she’s one of her party’s most liberal members — to the left of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a national icon of progressive politics. That’s according […]