From the Associated Press: ST. PAUL (AP) – Minnesota’s two top candidates for governor will pull their T-V ads on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks on Monday, one day before the primary election. A spokesman for Governor Pawlenty’s campaign says all stations except one in the Fargo area agreed not to run his Read more →
Archives for September 8, 2006
Republican State Auditor Pat Anderson, DFLer Rebecca Otto, Independence Party member Lucy Gerold and Green Party candidate Dave Berger will debate numbers and stuff on Public TV’s Almanac program this evening. The race for Minnesota Auditor has gotten a bit nasty over the summer with Anderson and Otto debating, well, numbers and stuff.
I stopped by WCCO-TV on Thursday to take a look at their public file. The National Republican Congressional Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee have bought a total of $1.36 million dollars in ad time on WCCO alone. The groups will run a total of 946 ads on WCCO-TV Read more →
The Hutchinson campaign is out with a release today saying that because Tim Pawlenty wouldn’t participate, “the Minnesota Hospital Association and Minnesota Health and Housing Alliance today rescinded their invitation to present the three major party-endorsed candidates at their annual meeting in Brainerd on September 22. ”
My father’s birthday leads the digest. Happy Birthday, pops! Primary day is on Tuesday and some candidates are busy with their get out the vote efforts. There are several stories on the DFL contest in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. MPR, the Star Tribune, KARE-11 and the Washington Times all have stories on the race to Read more →
Chris Cizilla ()The Fix) at the Washington Posts has something disguised as insight on Minnesota politics today.
A source told me that Congressman Peter Hoekstra (R-Michigan) will be in the Twin Cities this weekend to hold a fundraiser for GOP Congressman Gil Gutknecht. DFL challenger Tim Walz is mounting a serious campaign against Gutknecht in the district that stretches across the bottom part of the state. NPR has an interesting profile on Read more →