Early Presidential Primary

Minnesota Report The DFL Party Chair Ken Martin, Lt Governor Peggy Flanagan (DFL-MN), Attorney General Keith Ellison (DFL-MN), Secretary of State Steve Simon (DFL-MN) all meet with the Democratic National Committee and proposed an earlier Primary Date for Minnesota....

Obama Bounce in Minnesota?

The endorsement yesterday by US Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI01) along with the New York Times endorsement by Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg the previous day gave a resounding boost to US Senator Barak Obama’s (D-IL) campaign.  The...

The Vento Legacy

In 1976, Congressman Bruce Vento (D-MN04) survived a multi-candidate primary while carrying the mantle of the DFL endorsement. He went on from that victory to become one of the best advocates for the environment and the National Park system since President Theodore...

Minnesota is a Bit Player

The initial candidacy of Hubert “The Happy Warrior” Humphrey II in 1960, then the election to the Vice-President in 1964 made Minnesota a factor in national politics. All eyes were focused on the North Star State in 1968 with both Humphrey and US...