Wellstone Action Warns Of Tea Party

A campaign-training organization founded in memory of the late U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone says it needs money to fight the emerging conservative-libertarian Tea Party movement. "The rise of the Tea Party has already begun to change the political landscape," wrote Jeff Blodgett, a long-time Wellstone advisor and leader of Wellstone Action. "They are credited with…
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MAPE Hits The Airwaves

Minnesota’s second-largest state worker union has launched a summer-long radio advertising campaign to tell the public that bureaucrats provide important services. "Given the fact that many politicians have made careers out of trying to demonize state employees, we decide to remove ourselves from the political rhetoric and have our members speak directly to the public…
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Byberg Links Peterson, Pelosi

The GOP’s Lee Byberg, candidate to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, is following the lead of many earlier Republican candidates in trying to link Peterson to liberal congressional leaders. But Byberg may be taking a more biting approach. "We have watched in horror over the last 17 months as Speaker Pelosi, President Obama and…
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Dayton, Entenza Ask: Where’s Kelliher?

Kelliher Minnesota Democratic governor candidates Mark Dayton and Matt Entenza have wondered aloud where Margaret Anderson Kelliher has been. After a recent education forum they both attended, Dayton said Kelliher has been missing in action from forums. Dayton said he had missed a couple of forums, but he feels it is his obligation to attend…
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Kelliher Promises City Ties

DFL governor candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher and her running mate, John Gunyou, pledge to work closer with cities. Democrats and city leaders often complain about how GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty deals with cities, so the Kelliher campaign is taking a different tactic. “Minnesota cities have been waiting eight long years for a partner in the…
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