It looks like outside spending and negative campaigning may have begun in Minnesota’s highly competitive 3rd District congressional race. DFL candidate Ashwin Madia’s campaign says it has received numerous reports of so-called “push polling” from voters in the district. Push polls masquerade as scientific polls, but are actually telemarketing efforts designed to disseminate negative messages Read more

Republican Erik Paulsen has hired Stacy Johnson to coordinate his campaign’s media efforts. Johnson is a staffer for Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor (who has been mentioned as a possible running mate to John McCain). Paulsen is running for Congress in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District against DFLer Ashwin Madia and I-P candidate David Dillon.