The Republican and DFL parties will hold endorsing conventions on Monday to select a candidate to replace Republican Representative Steve Sviggum who is resigning to become the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Sviggum has represented House District 28B since 1978. There are several candidates who are vying for the job. Republican Read more →
Archives for July 5, 2007
Gov. Pawlenty has been named governor of the month by the National Governors Association. It’s interesting timing since he’ll be the boss of the organization later this month. We probably won’t know what Pawlenty thinks of this award until next week. That’s because he is not scheduled to be on his weekly radio show on Read more →
In its final season or two, the West Wing brought in Jimmy Smits to goose up a show that had lost its way. It did so by portraying Smits — as Matt Santos — the alternative candidate unlike all the other Democrats. He was to be the first minority president, and a pragmatic candidate. In Read more →
If there’s a challenger to the Star Tribune’s Big Question for political blog that has set the tone for political debate in Minnesota, it’s hard to come by; at least when Eric Black was writing it. Exposed now for being a l… l… liberal (even though he admitted it while at the Strib), when he went to Minnesota Monitor, Black made some interesting points about the role of blogs in mainstream media during an appearance on MPR’s Midday broadcast today.
Minnesota’s eight Congressional seats lead the digest today. Why? Because it may be seven after the 2010 Census. Several states will share infectious disease information with Ontario. AP writes on Minnesota’s made in America flag law. The PUC puts the brakes on fixed, natural gas programs. Congress GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann stops in Pakistan during Read more →