A Final Look At The Minnesota Races

    With four days to go, let’s run down the outlook in Minnesota one more time.  I’ll do them in an order that can only make sense to a mind as disorganized as mine.   — Obviously Safe Democrat seats:  MN -04 (Betty McCollum) and MN-05 (Keith Ellison).  One would like to think that the ethically-challenged Ellison could be beaten, but it’s just too Democratic a | Read More »

    Post-Primary Look At Minnesota Races

    With the primaries completed, let’s take another look at those Minnesota races… MN-GOV: Current Governor Tim Pawlenty leaves after two terms. Former U.S. Senator Mark Dayton won the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor — Minnesota’s version of the Democrats) primary, while State Rep. Tom Emmer had no serious challenger on the Republican side. Tom Horner will represent the Independence Party. Minnesota has always been a rather contrarian state | Read More »