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Sen. Bernie Sanders says the wealthy must “start paying their fair share of taxes.” Martin O’Malley calls the DNC’s decision to sanction only six debates a “rigged process.”
It was, at a minimum, a contrast of speaking styles as Hillary Clinton and Lincoln Chafee addressed members of the Democratic National Committee in Minneapolis.
Slated to appear at the Minneapolis Hilton Friday: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chafee, Martin O’Malley, and Jim Webb.
Walker could have chosen a more delegate-rich state to make a policy splash. But he acknowledged a comfort level with his Midwest neighbors.
Abeler, who spent 16 years in the Minnesota House, joins a crowded field of candidates.
In an interview with MinnPost, Mendez said Republican leaders need to break down barriers to reach people “who don’t look like them.”
The Republican Party of Minnesota has raised the ante by asking Democrats Al Franken, Rick Nolan, Tim Walz and Betty McCollum to return Planned Parenthood campaign contributions.
In an interview he said, “I think when people look at this they should look at the forest, not just a couple of the trees.”
Both parties’ operatives have their attention trained on the same turf – the 11 seats that Republicans flipped in 2014 to give them the majority in the Minnesota House.
The district, which covers Andover, Anoka, Coon Rapids, and Ramsey, reflects many of the subtle differences in the make-up of the Republican Party of Minnesota.
U of M’s Dale Carpenter, who wrote a book on landmark gay-rights case Lawrence v. Texas, believes his party only stands to gain from the recent ruling on same-sex marriage.
Hillary Clinton has the support of 35 percent of likely voters, with 49 percent saying they disapprove of her. Gov. Mark Dayton, on the other hand, has a 51 percent approval rating.
While he wouldn’t talk specific figures, Senate minority leader David Hann said a 2016 bill wouldn’t just contain tax credits, but actual tax reductions.
The urban-rural, moderate-conservative rift is old hat for Republicans, but this year it has beset Senate DFLers.
Can a moderate like George Pataki actually affect the dialogue in the Republican presidential primaries? Not really, say two of Minnesota’s veteran political observers.
For now, Fiorina’s fledgling grass roots campaign will not change the Republican presidential debates unless it changes her polling numbers.
The move could help the state GOP’s efforts to be a bigger player in 2016 presidential politics, though it has also dismayed grass-root activists.
House Republicans are taking a flogging from the right, even as they try to claim the high ground.
In 1997, Arne Carlson vetoed an education bill because it didn’t include tax credits, a top priority for the governor.
In 1988, the Legislature passed the largest transportation-funding package in its history. Here’s how it was done.