Open Ramsey County Board Seat in 2022 Election

Minnesota Report Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough (DFL) announced on Facebook last week his decision not to seek reelection. Prior, to this announcement Mai Chong Xiong, Legislative Aide to St Paul City Council Member Dai Thao had announce her intention to...

A Last-Minute Tacit Endorsement, of Sorts?

An interesting discussion is underway about the candidate dubbed the transactional politician during the “bribery investigation” current City Council Member (Ward One) Dai Thao (DFL). The speculation is Thao will suggest to his voters that they select Harris as their...

St Paul Mayoral Race 2017 Continued

The most interesting development in the St Paul mayoral race this week was the release of former City Council member (Ward Three) Pat Harris’ (DFL) “Safe St Paul” plan for increasing police by 50 FTEs during his four years in office. The cost of such a program would...

St Paul Voters Are Not Being Served Well This Election

We have been strong in our criticism of Ranked Choice Voting, and our experience in the way voters are being informed this election is a prime example of the problems with the system. Saint Paul voters are left with little information other than candidates literature...

Thao Clear of Bribery Charges

Ward One City Council Member and mayoral candidate Dai Thao (DFL) has had the dark cloud removed from his campaign. Yesterday, he was cleared, as we have expected all along, of the allegations of soliciting a bribe, by the Scott County Prosecutor’s office.  Deputy...