A look at the day’s political news.
Gov. Pawlenty to campaign in New Hampshire in December.
Psychiatrist wants to challenge Paulsen.
An official with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is circulating this CBS video featuring Republican Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Here’s the exchange between Katie Couric and Ryan: COURIC: Well, if Al Franken wins, if Al Franken wins… RYAN: Yeah, most of us think that that’s going to happen. Here’s the video: Ryan also said Read more →
DFLer Ashwin Madia, Republican Erik Paulsen and Independence Party candidate David Dillon met for their last scheduled debate Thursday at the headquarters of UnitedHealth Group in Minnetonka. The questions came from the company’s employees and most of them dealt with health care reform. The candidates outlined their positions, stuck to their talking points and avoided Read more →
There has been a last-minute addition to the debate schedule in Minnesota’s tight 3rd District Congressional race. DFL Ashwin Madia, Republican Erik Paulsen and Independence Party candidate David Dillon will face off one last time Thursday morning at UnitedHealth Group headquarters in Minnetonka. Simon Stevens, CEO of UnitedHealth’s Ovations subsidiary, will moderate. The forum is Read more →
In constrast to the TV advertisements running on their behalf, DFLer Ashwin Madia and Republican Erik Paulsen made few direct attacks during their debate tonight in Edina. Left to right: David Dillon, Ashwin Madia and Erik Paulsen are running for Congress in Minnesota’s 3rd District. The seat is currently held by retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Read more →
The two leading candidates vying for U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad’s open House seat got a little help from some high-profile friends today. DFLer Ashwin Madia appeared at an event in Bloomington flanked by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis. Pelosi and Klobuchar both Read more →
The congressional candidates in Minnesota’s closely watched 3rd District race meet for their fifth debate tonight. It’s sponsored by the League of Women Voters and airs live on KSTP channel 5 at 8 p.m. We’ll post the link on Polinaut once the video is available online. David Dillon at the Humphrey Institute I-P candidate David Read more →
DFLer Ashwin Madia out-fundraised his Republican opponent Erik Paulsen by more than $100,000 over the last three months, pulling almost even in both total dollars raised and cash on hand. Madia and Paulsen have both pulled in more than $2 million dollars overall and had about half of that left as of the end of Read more →