Repeated statements by GOP leaders at the Minnesota Legislature make it clear they see any problems with policing as a more of a Minneapolis issue than a systemic one.
Why are voters’ party preferences not private? And is anybody trying to do anything about it?
Minnesota is one of 12 states being targeted by Republican and Democratic groups.
Among other things, Minnesota law makes those who sign petitions to put a minor party candidate on the ballot take an oath — under threat of perjury — that they won’t take part in any other party’s primary process.
DFL leaders continue to expect Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka to meet them somewhere between zero and the billions in tax increases they’ve proposed. Gazelka has refused to do that.
The approach has become so common — if so far unsuccessful — that when someone says “this shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” at the Capitol, it usually means the issue has already become just that.
During the annual “Session Priorities” dinner of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, a panel of legislative leaders was asked to give one-word answers to a series of questions by host Tom Hauser.
Johnson has no illusions about his chances. “Yes, this is going to be hard,” he told a group of supporters last month. “It might even be unfair. It might be tough sometimes. But we have to do this.”
In a 2016 op-ed, Coleman called Trump a bigot, a misogynist, a fraud, a bully, and a con artist, in that order.
The argument is a bridge too far for me. I think the Republican Party is still in turmoil over Trump and Trumpism.
Six months ago, nobody — not even Gazelka himself — expected he would become the state Senate majority leader.
Abeler defeated GOP party activist Andy Aplikowski, 61 to 39 percent, and will now face DFL candidate Roger Johnson in a special election.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making his first campaign foray into Minnesota as an official presidential candidate. But he enters the state toting some new baggage.
Abeler, a 16-year House member from Anoka, was knocked out of the Republican Party of Minnesota’s endorsement for the Senate race over the weekend.
Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman, warned CNN and NBC that if they don’t cancel plans for programs on Hillary Clinton they could lose out on GOP primary debate coverage.
After the farm bill’s stunning defeat last month, House GOP leaders are feeling out whether they can strip out a massive food stamp program and win back enough conservative votes to pass the aid to farmers.
The Republican dilemma is more serious than they dare acknowledge, so is the Democrats’.
President Obama’s push for universal background checks appears to have broad support in Congress, but not his other gun-control priorities – including an assault-weapons ban.
The Star Tribune’s new Minnesota Poll shows Minnesota in play with Obama leading Romney 47-44 percent.
The more conservative Twin Cities paper tries not telling you its political favorites.