Politico says the National Republican Congressional Committee bought ad time in the 3rd Congressional District. Independence Party candidate David Dillon, DFLer Ashwin Madia and Republican Erik Paulsen are vying for the open seat being vacated by GOP Rep. Jim Ramstad. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee already reserved ad time in the district as well.
Archives for August 26, 2008
New York Senator Hillary Clinton made her pitch to her supporters that the race isn’t about her but about the woman earning minimum wage, the person with cancer, etc. Get ready to hear this line from the Democrats during the RNC: John McCain says the economy is fundamentally sound. John McCain doesn’t think that 47 Read more →
“Where did you get that?” asked the college student with the red crew cut, motioning toward the press pass around my neck. “I want one.” As we gripped the same overhead bar on the Denver light rail, I told him he could probably make something equally convincing at the local Kinko’s. “Does that get you Read more →
The RNC released the full schedule of speakers for next week’s Republican National Convention. Gov. Tim Pawlenty is scheduled to speak on Monday and Thursday. GOP Sen. Norm Coleman is scheduled to speak on Monday and Wednesday. GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann and Republican candidate Erik Paulsen will speak on Monday night.
Gov. Pawlenty’s public schedule says he will be doing interviews from the State Fair on Wednesday afternoon. He’s also expected to be in Denver on Thursday to counter the DNC. The governor also tells Rachel Stassen-Berger with the Political Animal that he is scheduled to be in Minnesota on Friday. Friday is the day that Read more →
3rd District DFL candidate Ashwin Madia is in Denver today to raise money, meet with delegates and talk with high powered Democratic strategists Rahm Emanuel and Steny Hoyer. MPR’s Curtis Gilbert has a good rundown of Madia’s two days in Denver. Curtis also recorded Madia’s speech to Minnesota delegates. You can listen to the speech Read more →
About 75 Hillary Clinton supporters gathered outside of Denver’s Pepsi Center today to call for a roll call vote for Clinton. Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred led the rally. She and the others say they intend to back Barack Obama once they leave the convention but want to see Clinton’s name put in nomination. Clinton Read more →
Republican leaders are busy getting their party platform in shape before the national convention opens next week in St. Paul. The GOP platform committee is meeting today and Wednesday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Members are divided into six topic subcommittees: Expanding Opportunity to Promote Prosperity, Defending the Nation/Securing the Peace, Reforming Government to Serve Read more →
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman spoke to Minnesota delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver today. Coleman, who is preparing his city to host the Republican National Convention next week, said working so closely with Republicans is starting to get to him. He said U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken has also tapped him to Read more →