Dean Barkley tells MPR that he’s thinking about running for his old seat (Barkley served in between Wellstone and Coleman, remember?).
Archives for May 2, 2008
I’m told that Democrat Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer will be on TPT’s Almanac tonight. Nelson-Pallmeyer is vying for the DFL endorsement for the U.S. Senate with Al Franken. Republican Senator Norm Coleman is running for reelection. Coleman is also getting some fundraising help from former NYC Mayor (and former presidential candidate) Rudy Giuliani.
Gov. Pawlenty and legislative leaders will meet this weekend to negotiate their budget differences. That means plenty of political reporters will be standing/sitting/laying outside of the Governor’s Office waiting to see if a deal will be hammered out. We will also have plenty of really good questions like: Should we play Scrabble or bring a Read more →
The Swamp quotes John McCain advisor Charlie Black as saying McCain is heading his own search for VP: Black said no timetables have been set and staff is uninvolved. “He is thinking about names,” Black said. “He’s not talking to any of us about that.” McCain has referred to this as being in the “embryonic Read more →
Governor Pawlenty cited some statistics this week from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council that said Minnesota was 49th in tax rankings for small business. Here’s what you need to know about the group. Some digging found that the group is headed by several GOP political heavy weights. Grover Norquist, with Americans for Tax Reform, Read more →
The race for president and the Minneapolis bridge lead the digest today. John McCain’s comments on Wednesday that earmarks are the reason the bridge collapsed created bipartisan criticism. Plenty of attention was paid to Gov. Pawlenty, who was critical of those who used the bridge for political purposes in the past. Pawlenty walked a little Read more →