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Frank Phelan

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Posted on 10/23/14 at 07:17 am in response to Why the DFL will lose the Minnesota House

Mr. Yankovic, don't you just hate the way GOP power is "unchecked" in the states of Wisconsin and Michigan? I'll bet that drives you nuts too.

Badger state voters should elect Mary Burke to check the power of the GOP legislature! Right Mr. Yankovic?

Posted on 10/17/14 at 01:53 pm in response to Coleman group to spend against Peterson

Norm Coleman ran for US Senate to bridge the partisan divide.

I guess he's chosen to become part of the problem.

Minnesota GOP candidates have mentioned the evils of one party control at the capitol.

1) Do think one party control in Wisconsin has been bad for that state?

2) Do they think one party control is bad if it's GOP dominated?

What's sauce for the goose...

Posted on 10/13/14 at 11:22 am in response to A geek's guide to political polling

My recollection is that in 2010, most polls through the fall shod Dayton and Emmer very close. there was a KSTP/Survey USA Poll about a week or so before the election that showed Dayton with a 12 point lead. Even at the time, it was viewed as an outlier. Annette Meeks also referenced that poll on Almanac this past weekend.

I'm not sure how this false narrative has become accepted, but I expect better of David Schultz.

The actual vote totals showed that the majority of polls was...

Posted on 10/10/14 at 08:00 pm in response to Virginia Piper kidnapping gets a new look in 'Stolen From the Garden'

I was a bit too young to remember the actual kidnapping. But when I was about 12, I was a newspaper carrier for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and the Dispatch. The Dispatch was the afternoon paper, and as I walked my route, I read details of the trial. It was captivating.

Virginia Piper was left bound to a tree in Jay Cooke State Park. The trial centered on whether or not the accused kidnappers venture into Wisconsin, which would have made it a federal case. The state statute of...

Posted on 10/10/14 at 08:49 pm in response to Minnesota officials argue for lower levees along the Red River

I went to the original Who farewell tour in 1982.

I want my money back.

Just like Pawlenty owed his last four years to Peter Hutchenson.

I guess it all depends on whose ox is being gored.

Posted on 10/08/14 at 03:02 pm in response to One intriguing argument why potential voters aren’t going to the polls

SCOTUS is so activist, they've even put Presidents into the White House, and declared legal fictions to be real persons.

We gotta get those guys outta there.

Posted on 10/09/14 at 07:44 am in response to Nolan and Mills tangle in Duluth debate

For one of those $100K per year bartender gigs Emmer talked about. I suppose Dayton chased all of those jobs to So Dak too.

Posted on 10/09/14 at 07:45 am in response to Nolan and Mills tangle in Duluth debate

Why do you always bring up the Horner/Dayton connection but never the Peter Hutchenson/Pawlenty connection?