Category Archives: Minnesota Politics
The stage has been set. The Minnesota General Election Candidate Filings closed today at 5pm. Here is the wrap up:
Minnesota’s Political Post-Game Show will be getting a new home! The Late Debate with will be moving to its new home on Twin Cities News Talk, AM 1130 KTCN beginning Saturday, May 26th.
For more information on KTCN, visit http://www.TwinCitiesNewsTalk.com.
The Republican Party of Minnesota is about to endorse a candidate for U.S. Senate against incumbent Obama stealth-lapdog, Amy Klobuchar.
Dan Severson, Pete Hegseth, Kurt Bills and Harold Shudlick are all vying for endorsement May 18-19 at the St. Cloud Civic Center in St. Cloud, MN.
Please visit our straw poll project and vote for your favorite candidate today! Polling will close May 11, one week before endorsement.
Make sure you set aside time on Saturday, April 28th to come out to the 2012 Tax Cut Rally, followed by the Red, Right & Brew After Party immediately following the event. Rally will be at the Minnesota State Capitol and the happy hour venue is still being confirmed, but make sure you get it on your calendars now! The rally is scheduled from 10am-2pm and the happy hour will immediately follow it at a local St. Paul bar & grill.
Red, Right & Brew is a happy hour organization in the Twin Cities that brings together conservatives for good
For details on the Tax Cut Rally, visit http://www.taxcutrally.comconversation and a brew or two in the name of freedom!
To find out more information about Red, Right & Brew, visit http://www.redrightandbrew.com. Be sure to “Like” them on Facebook to get event reminders for future happy hour events: http://www.facebook.com/redrightandbrew
Every year, thousands of Minnesotans rally together on the front steps of our state capitol to protest the incessant taxation of everything that lives, breathes, moves, and anything else our government officials can dream up. The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, along with Americans for Prosperity are sponsoring the event this year.
New to the lineup for this year’s rally is businessman and former Presidential candidate Herman Cain. His “Solutions Revolution” tour will hit St. Paul during the 5th Annual Tax Cut Rally, from 10am til 2pm on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol.
“Late Debate with Jack and Ben” has made it through one amazing year of political radio! Minnesota’s political post-game show will be celebrating with fans and friends of the show on Saturday, April 14th.
Come on out on Saturday night to the Blue Fox in Arden Hills to celebrate Jack Tomczak, Benjamin Kruse and everyone that has made Late Debate a great success in it’s first year! Event is scheduled from 6-9pm, with speakers lined up for 7pm.
RSVP on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/events/306948006042709/
After a great show of participation and extensive feedback in Round 1 of our straw poll, we are on to Round 2!
In Round 2, we have excluded several candidates from the Round 1 ballot who have previously & publicly expressed that they will not run for the US Senate seat in 2012 against Amy Klobuchar. The survey is tailored to Minnesota voters.
Round 2 is more of a survey format, including a poll of which issue is most important to you in the 2012 election.
Survey results will be announced on Saturday, January 28th, 2012.
It’s been a busy couple of months! 2012 is a big year and now it’s here–no time to waste. The countdown to November is well underway. We have historic elections upon us in just a few short months.
We WILL retain the House Majority.
We WILL take the Senate Majority.
We WILL elect a Republican president. To quote former Presidential candidate, Herman Cain: “I could not, cannot, will not … allow Barack Obama to have a cakewalk back into the White House.”
On a local level here in Minnesota, we have the entire State House up for grabs, not to mention all of the local school board, municipal and county elections.
Most importantly, we have a Senate election against incumbent Amy Klobuchar (D). Democrats and their “lamestream media” counterparts have been telling us that this is an “untouchable seat for Republicans”. They’ve tried to convince us that she is as safe as it gets.
Being an Obama lap dog is not going to get her reelected. Supporting issues like Obamacare and TARP and the PIPA/SOPA debacle will be her undoing.
If you haven’t yet checked out a Red, Right & Brew conservative happy hour and networking event, you’re in luck!
“The Twin Cities’ Premier Social Event Network for Conservatives” will be hosting its summer happy hour event on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at Ol’ Mexico in Roseville, MN from 5-8pm. The event is free and open to the public.
For anyone who has ever spent a significant amount of time in Minnesota, the old adage
used to be that Minnesota may technically have four seasons (your standard Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall), but we only recognize two:
Winter and Road Construction.
Now we’ve entered a new era. Minnesota has graduated to having three seasons:
Winter, Road Construction and……….
Click below to listen to the streaming podcast! Roundtable discussing MN State Shutdown resolution, school choice, government transparency and more.
Despite the standoff between DFL and Republican lawmakers in the state of Minnesota, the longest state government shutdown in US history is drawing to a close. Though not a “done deal” yet, the Republican legislative majorities accepted the concession offer by Governor Mark Dayton. In a letter to Speaker Zellers and Majority Leader Koch, the accepted offer is merely a tweaked version of the Republican’s offer dated June 30, mere hours before the state of Minnesota closed down.
After watching a number of local news broadcasts about the shutdown resolution, the burning question was this: Why did the Governor shut down the state, cause unnecessary stress and pain to Minnesotans (especially those laid off state employees) and then accept (with minor tweaking) an offer that he had previously refused mere hours away from the shutdown deadline? Consensus among DFL legislators tonight—- “We aren’t quite sure…. but I guess Dayton wanted to be the statesman and ‘end the suffering’ before it got worse.”
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In the land of 10,000 lakes, we have watched the career of 2-term former governor Tim Pawlenty. The now Republican 2012 presidential candidate was a red spot in a blue sea oftentimes. However, Minnesotans have rolled with the Pawlenty punches: the good, the bad & the ugly.
As the infamous Ames Straw Poll draws near, Pawlenty has less than a month now to make up ground he so sorely needs to remain viable as a candidate to become the GOP nominee for President. Experts say that he must obtain a finish in the top 3 spots at the Straw Poll or risk losing his bid for the White House, as Iowa also holds the first GOP primary in February 2012. With the entrance and excitement of fellow Minnesotan and Tea Party sweetheart, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Pawlenty is not only battling (and losing in the polls to) a fellow Minnesotan down in Iowa–he is also battling for the heart and soul of the GOP. On paper, he appears to have all the right credentials — so why isn’t his candidacy catching fire?
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Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) showed a real lack of class recently when he gave a speech in front of a progressive student coalition known as Campus Progress at their 2011 National Conference. Ellison went on the attack towards the character of Presidential candidate Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, presumably because he realizes that strong, outspoken, (might I add conservative), knowledgeable women are one of his worst nightmares…
During his speech, Ellison informed the audience of one of the more arrogant quotes I’ve heard from a politician lately:
The state of Minnesota has now officially set a national record for the longest state government shutdown in history. (Get the FACTS here.) Not exactly something I would be proud of, but in honor of the occasion, I figured Mark Dayton deserved some recognition, to show that we Minnesotans have been paying attention!