The Primary Sweepstakes

Now that the state conventions are over, the field of candidates is set and the amounts of money they have to start with is known, it helps shape the next eight weeks until the Primary August 14th. As many expected the Party Endorsed candidates are significantly less...

On-Hand for the DFL CD05 Special Endorsing Convention

5:00 pm Omar won the endorsement. 2nd Ballot Votes % Omar 123 68.33% Torres Ray 44 24.44% No Endorsement 13 7.22% Total Votes Cast 180 4:29 pm 1st Ballot Votes % Drake Dropped Omar 107 54.87% Torres Ray 59 30.26% No Endorsement 29 14.87% Total Votes Cast 195 We are...

Anderson Kelliher Opts Out

Former Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D-MN05) announced this morning on her Congressional Candidacy Facebook page, she will not be attending tomorrow’s DFL CD05 Special Endorsing Convention. “As an organizer who learned from the late-Senator Paul Wellstone,...

One Clear Fact, CD05 Will Be Represented By a Woman

An understanding of CD05 warrants a look back at the Primary of 2006. When Congressman Martin Olav Sabo (D-MN05) decided not seek reelection after 14 terms of office a field of seven candidates emerged to replace him. After a successful endorsement battle Rep Keith...

Special Endorsing Convention in CD05

Whenever the word “Special” is used in politics people should be put on notice. Special is now becoming one of those words whose meaning has changed to the point where it is almost opposite of what it was originally intended. As people try to co-opt words and try to...

Minnesota Voters Alliance Prevails at US Supreme Court

The MN Voters Alliance prevailed in the question to maintain freedom of speech privileges extended into the polling place in their case MN Voters Alliance v. Mansky. The efforts by Andy Cilek, Dan McGrath (The Republican one), Sue Jeffers, and Erick Kaardal against...