Not A Gamble

Congressional Quarterly reports that "not everything that happens in Las Vegas stays in Vegas." It’s a cute opening to a story about U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., and others getting money out of Sin City. U.S. Sen. John Ensign of Nevada has invited many GOP Senate candidates to Vegas for fundraisers. "I bring people out…
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Putting It In Perspective

The New York Times’ Michael Cooper put all this Tim Pawlenty-for-vice president hype in perspective this morning. Presidential candidate John McCain often calls the Minnesota governor part of the next generation of Republican leaders, something Minnesota observers take to mean Pawlenty is in line to be McCain’s running mate. Not so fast, Cooper says. "You…
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Coleman On Poll: Franken ‘getting Murdered’

Political candidates sometimes try to play down their attention to early polling — unless, of course, a poll shows them ahead. Sen. Norm Coleman clearly was familiar with the Quinnipiac University poll released today that showed him with a double-digit lead over Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken, even going so far as to say…
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Minnesota Voters Split

Minnesota voters are showing their independent nature in a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. They favor Democrat Sen. Barack Obama for president by a 46-32 margin over Republican Sen. John McCain. But Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman leads 51-41 over Democrat Al Franken in the Senate race. In the presidential race, Obama takes nearly every…
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Today’s Veep Watch

Every day brings more talk about Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s vice presidential chances, but Mike Longaecker of the Red Wing Republican Eagle has a couple of new and interesting quotes in a story where the governor says he sees no indication that John McCain is considering him for a running mate. After a Lake City appearance,…
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