Rep. Keith Ellison Out of Control
Democrat Representative Keith Ellison currently serves Minnesota’s 5th congressional district as the first Muslim ever to be elected to Congress. Previously there have been questions concerning his potential ties to radical Islam, but as voters take to the polls Tuesday they may want to consider his behavior of late. During a recent radio interview with his Republican challenger, Chris Fields, Ellison twice called his opponent | Read More »
The Future of Marriage Will be at Stake Next Week
The most important issue for conservatives on election night, aside for the individual elections, will be the question of gay marriage. Maryland, Minnesota, Maine, and Washington – all blue states – will be holding ballot referendums on gay marriage. In three of those states, we will be playing defense. If the ballot question passes, gay marriage will be recognized in those states. In Minnesota, we | Read More »
RS Interview: Gretchen Hoffman (R CAND, MN-07).
On a practical level, there’s not much call for Minnesota’s Seventh district to be represented by a Democrat; it trends Republican, and its current faux-moderate representative Collin Peterson is best known for sneering “Twenty-five percent of my people believe the Pentagon and Rumsfeld were responsible for taking the twin towers down… That’s why I don’t do town meetings.” Not incidentally, 2010 was also Peterson’s worse | Read More »
Tech at Night: TN’s Haslam wants CA’s job killer tax, Al Franken too extreme for MN, Astroturf hits the FCC, Google roundup
Hello again to those I saw in Charleston over the weekend, and hope to see you next time to those who weren’t able to make it! While I return to California and get settled in again, it seems that some are leaving the state for good, and the hostile business climate is why. This includes the punitive Amazon Tax which has made it impossible for | Read More »
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Gov. Mark Dayton’s (D, MN) budget surrender ceremony.
The formal capitulation took place yesterday, and signals an end to Gov. Dayton’s ill-conceived, ill-timed, and ill-executed attempt to dominate the Minnesota legislature in the same way that predecessor Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R, MN) did during his term in office. The very short version, for those not following along: Minnesota Republican legislators wanted a $34 billion dollar, two-year budget with no new taxes; Dayton wanted | Read More »
The Austerity Diet Hits Minnesota
Government shut-downs are such brutal things. Consider the tragic case of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. The GOP has been so mean, and so uncaring, and so inconsiderate that he has been forced to lay off ½ of the 40 people originally on staff due to a government shutdown. According to the Minnesota Post, the following essential personnel stand tall by their beleaguered governor’s side.
Tim Pawlenty To Make It Official on Monday
Tim Pawlenty will declare his candidacy for the Presidency on Monday. It’s not like this is unexpected news, but at least he is finally making it official. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a laid-back Midwestern Republican who governed a Democratic-leaning state, is running for president and will declare his candidacy on Monday in the leadoff caucus state of Iowa, an adviser told The Associated Press. | Read More »
FAIL: Crooks and Liars Claims Evil Minnesota Republicans Are Making it Illegal for Poor People to have Cash
[promoted from the diaries-- streiff] As part of the Left’s ongoing quest to make every attempt at welfare reform look like the opening scene from Oliver Twist, Susie Madrak of Crooks and Liars has written a profoundly misleading and wrong-headed piece that might better have been entitled “Please Sir, Can I Have Some More Cash?” Relying heavily on unimpeachable sources such as FightBack!News (“News and | Read More »
MN Democratic party attacks Catholics to get to Protestant.
The Protestant being Dan Hall, who is a candidate for Minnesota State Senate – and as far as I can tell, an Evangelical pastor. Which is not the same as a Roman Catholic priest. This is kind of important, as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party of Minnesota apparently thinks that all Christian clergy look alike to them. The short version is that the below ad was mailed | Read More »
Support Randy Demmer in Minnesota’s First Congressional District
Today’s jobs numbers once again illustrate the Democrats’ failed economic policies. More people believe that Elvis is still alive than the stimulus actually created jobs. Can you blame them? By growing government and the national debt, Americans are not better off today. But, in November, the voters will be able to make a real change to get our country moving again. One disillusioned voter is | Read More »
Meet Joel Demos (R CAND, MN-05).
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: Joel Demos has, by his own admission, a monster of a job ahead of him with regard to MN-05 (Keith Ellison’s district). We talked about his race today. Joel’s site is here: and let me talk a bit tactically for a moment. The peculiarity of the MN-05 seat is that while Keith Ellison gets a lot of money | Read More »
Interview With Gov. Tim Pawlenty
I had the opportunity to interview Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty last week for Health Care News, an interview you can listen to here. The Governor discussed how states can respond to the passage of Obamacare, his decision to opt out of the federal high-risk pools, and how Americans can shift a polarized Washington political scene back toward common sense values. Pawlenty’s response to the passage | Read More »
At RedState we’ve hammered for a long time the idea that your local politics matter. We also give plenty of attention to federal elections for the House, the Senate, and of course the President. But governors matter, too. The next governor of South Carolina will affect us all. As will Georgia’s, Ohio’s, and Oregon’s. It doesn’t matter where you live. These Governors, as well as | Read More »
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