Republican Legislative Majorities Require a Statewide Leader

With the prognostication about the potential legislative majority shift, we thought an analysis of past elections could prove this hill to be quite steep for House Republicans. The principal reason is the lack of a strong candidate at the top of the ticket driving...

Pawlenty Republican Critics See No Game Plan

We were surprised to hear some Republicans beginning to carp about Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Administration’s lack of clear focus or established course. To some, it appears a policy-a-week was floated out and not well vetted and had a feeling of being more of a series...

Developing More Respect

During the press conference members of the press corps were quick to comment on the day and night differences between Tim Pawlenty knowledge of the issues and that of Jesse Ventura.  It is clear this Governor is on the ball.  While Ventura would present the overall...

Consolidating the Finance Bills

Today in Ways and Means, all of the Finance Bills will be cobbled together, much to the chagrin of Rep. Mark Olson (R-16B, Big Lake), into a single piece of legislation. Olson opposes legislation not following the single subject requirement. We believe the argument...

Special Election Declared

Governor Tim Pawlenty declared a vacancy for district 40A and called for a Special election on February 03, 2003.  The vacancy occurred with Rep. Dan McElroy’s selection as Commissioner of Finance. If needed a primary will occur on January 17th.  Candidates need...