I was talking to a senate staffer this week who says DFL Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson is in for the fight of his political life on Tuesday. Johnson is locked in a primary battle with Michael Cruze, who Johnson claims Cruze is a GOP plant. Nonetheless, there are several interest groups who are targeting Read more →
Archives for September 7, 2006
I’ve waited to run this until it could be personally confirmed but the AP has just put out a story on it…so. According to an e-mail, Andrew Borene has dropped out of the race for state Senate in District 41 against Geoff Michel.
Gov. Pawlenty’s campaign is sharpening one of its TV ads to take a shot at Mike Hatch. The ad talks about Pawlenty’s support for a proposal to require that 70 percent of every state education dollar be dedicated to classroom instruction. Here’s part of the release from the Pawlenty campaign: The new version of the Read more →
Election Night Policy and a Pint
Hosted by Steve Seel and Tom Crann
broadcast on The Current
Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District leads the digest again today (the primary is just days away in a race that could be for all the marbles). Rochelle Olson with the Star Tribune says Mike Erlandson issued a lit piece criticizing DFL endorsed Keith Ellison and former state senator Ember Reichgott Junge. Olson has a profile of Read more →
Unless certain candidates really do have nothing but plaid shirts and khaki Dockers in their closet — or dark, conservative suit/dresses — I’m going to guess that one of the consultant contributions to the election this year is control over what the candidate wears.
When you really look at the daily activities of Congress, the one inescapable fact is they really don’t do much heavy lifting on a daily basis. Sure, there’s a vote here and maybe a vote there but for the most part, it’s siesta time on the floor itself.