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Dan Kaufman

Woodbury, MN
Commenter for
3 years 44 weeks

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Posted on 11/12/14 at 12:03 pm in response to The 2016 (!) presidential field, per the PBS NewsHour

Pawlenty is not running again?

He seems as credible as any on the Republican side.

Posted on 08/13/14 at 12:39 pm in response to Otto trounces Entenza in auditor race

Really the only reason to go to polls for DFL was to vote against Entenza.

Great article here for pointing out that Dick Franson received 9000 more votes then Entenza.

So, to clarify for Matt- yes, people (DFLers) are mad at you for entering this race. It did no one any good, especially yourself.

Posted on 08/11/14 at 11:30 am in response to McFadden's address to the nation

this "address to the nation" has been viewed 568 times.

I think this reflects the excitement of the McFadden campaign and the overwhelming interest throughout the country in what McFadden has to say.

Overall, an interesting piece and nice review of this speech by Clinton.

I thought the last 2 sentences says everything you need to know about Bill Clinton vs Condi Rice, and maybe about Democrats vs Republicans in general. Rice gets paid $150,000 to speak at Northrup. I don't care where the money comes from (not University funds), this is a lot of money for a speech. Clinton comes to the same auditorium as part of the same series of talks and does not get paid, and in fact allows...

If the Minnesota Republican Party is $1.1 million in debt, then how do they pay for this convention? Seems like typical Republican financial irresponsibility. In my household, we pay off one set of bills before racking up new charges. I hope the Rochester Convention Center, hotels, caterers, etc got their payments up front from the Minnesota GOP.

If the Minnesota Republican Party cannot even pay their own debts from past campaigns, how can they be trusted for State or Federal offices...

Posted on 02/13/14 at 12:14 pm in response to Marty Seifert: ‘Minnesota government costs too much’

despite Gov. Dayton instead of because of Gov. Dayton, then why is Wisconsin where a more Republican approach has been pursued, seemed to fair less well?

Good summary of this comparison between MN and WI here:

Also, I...

I could see Mr. Sullivan as Chief of Staff in Clinton administration in 2017. Would be good to have another Minnesotan in this role, as Denis McDonough from Stillwater is now.

Posted on 10/30/13 at 11:27 am in response to Jeff Johnson’s campaign aide targeted for ‘extremely sexist’ posts

Brucato can't really find anything positive to say about her GOP friends, so this is the type of "reporting" she is left with. However, the state GOP is only $1.3 million in debt, so they go that going for them.

I except better from MinnPost, otherwise why bother.

Posted on 10/29/13 at 02:57 pm in response to Minnesota GOP gets some good news for a change

would a deficit of $1.28 million be a good thing. If this was a DFL deficit, we'd hear nothing from the right about how Democrats can't balance a budget. After several years, the Republicans still can't.

What is not discussed is how much of this deficit reduction is due to "restructuring obligations"? I assume this means the GOP is stiffing clients they owe money to. Just like GOP legislators taking money from schools to pay debts.

Glad we have fiscally responsible DFLers in...

Posted on 05/22/13 at 12:13 pm in response to Poll: Franken has big lead over 'opponents'

I hope these polls encourage Jason Lewis to take on Al Franken. It would be good for more people to hear how far off the right wing deep end Jason can go. I would pay good money to watch them debate. Al would rip Jason apart once and for all.