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Michael Brodkorb to write column for MinnPost

Michael Brodkorb
Michael Brodkorb

MinnPost is adding another voice to our coverage of the 2016 elections.

Starting today, Michael Brodkorb, a writer, blogger and former Republican Party operative, will be writing a weekly column focused on providing analysis and commentary on Minnesota and national politics and political campaigns.

Brodkorb certainly knows the field. He got his start in politics serving on the 1996 campaign of U.S. Senator Rudy Boschwitz and went on to work in campaigns for Norm Coleman, Rep. Mark Kennedy, Rep. Michele Bachmann, and Rep. Erik Paulsen. 

Brodkorb was also the founder of the blog Minnesota Democrats Exposed, and has served as a co-host of a weekly conservative radio program on AM1280 “The Patriot.”  He also served as deputy chair of the Republican Party and as communications director for the Minnesota Senate Republican Majority Caucus.

More recently, he has been a communications and research consultant, and an award-winning blogger for and the Star Tribune. His first column, on the recent Donald Trump ballot mixup, appears today.

Comments (7)

  1. Submitted by Ian Stade on 09/08/2016 - 12:16 pm.

    Wonderful news

    I was missing his blog from the Strib. Tis’ the season!

  2. Submitted by C.S. Senne on 09/08/2016 - 02:43 pm.


    This notice reminds me of something my mom told me: “If you can’t say anything good about someone, just don’t say anything.”

  3. Submitted by Ray J Wallin on 09/08/2016 - 09:03 pm.

    Elephants and Donkeys

    With all the name calling and hurtful comments directed toward Trump and his supporters from this site, things could get interesting.

    Perhaps we will see more respect? Less?

  4. Submitted by Rachel Kahler on 09/09/2016 - 08:15 am.

    Benefit of the doubt

    Some say he has no integrity. Perhaps–there is strong evidence of that in the past. But people can change, and if there’s anyone who’s had a chance to reexamine his life, it’s Brodkorb. Hopefully, he’s taking this chance to be more honest and balanced (Minnpost could use some balance, frankly).

  5. Submitted by Greg Price on 09/09/2016 - 08:19 am.

    Will be interesting

    Something I can look forward to since Dave Brauer left….

  6. Submitted by joe smith on 09/13/2016 - 10:37 am.

    Fantastic news.

    I have noticed most comments at Minnpost, that are not liberal/progressive slanted, get met with distain and personal attacks. It will be interesting to see if Brodkorb gets the same treatment.

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