On-hand at the DFL Endorsing Convention CD01

3:30 pm All three opponents called for the unanimous endorsement of Dan Feehan, the motion passed. This makes Checks & Balances the only source for the actual result. 3:23 pm There is an endorsement for Dan Feehan.   Candidate 1st Ballot % 2nd Ballot % Vicki...

Dayton Appoints Thissen

Today, Governor Mark Dayton (DFL-MN) announced the appointment of former House Speaker Rep Paul Thissen (DFL-61B, Minneapolis) to the MN State Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created with the appointment of Justice David Stras to the Court of Appeals. Thissen was...

DFL Congressional Endorsement Contest CD01

The next Congressional endorsement contest takes place in CD01 this weekend in LeSueur at the Park Elementary School. This match-up consists of Dan Feehan (DFL) former acting Secretary of Defense in the Obama Administration, former state Sen Vicki Jensen...

What No Endorsement in CD08 Means

In the last two elections, the spending in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District led the nation. This election, because it’s an open seat, with a contested Primary of the seated member, it might not receive great attention. The reason is the need for the Democratic...

Live From CD08

7:12 pm There is a motion for no endorsement pre-Primary, this is a simple majority motion. It passed. Candidate 1st Ballot % 2nd Ball0t % 3rd Ballot % 4th Ballot % 5th Ballot % 6th Ballot % 7th Ballot % 8th Ballot % 9th Ballot 1oth Ballot % Phifer 73.5 44.28% 78...

The Republican Case for Pawlenty

As the last successful statewide Republican candidate former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) is like a Viking’s quarterback acquisition of the 1980-90’s. He is akin to Brett Farve, Randall Cunningham, Jeff George, or Warren Moon. Each in their own right had attributes in...