Analysis: Democrats’ Trumpphobia Continues To Energize

It is dangerous to draw too many conclusions from precinct caucuses, especially from non-binding straw polls conducted there, but one fact stands out from this week’s caucus night: Almost three times as many Democrats showed up at the Tuesday, Feb. 6, caucuses than Republicans. That could be a scary fact for the GOP, whose loyalists…
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Pawlenty Quits Lobbying Job. Will He Run For Governor?

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty stole the spotlight from Republican candidates in the governor’s race Tuesday, Feb. 6, hours before party loyalists gather to pick their favorite governor candidate in a straw poll. The two-term Republican governor made a surprise announcement Tuesday morning that he will leave the Financial Services Roundtable next month. As leader…
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Will 2017 Be Repeat Of 2011 Division, Shutdown?

The last time during Democratic Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s term that Republicans controlled the state House and Senate, things did not go so well. In 2011, the governor and legislators could not agree on a budget, so when the new budget year began the state went into a 21-day government shutdown for lack of money.…
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Minnesota GOP Shows Its Power

Greater Minnesota Republicans flexed their muscle. They helped provide the state House and Senate a GOP majority and forced some U.S. House races into closer-than-expected contests in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 general election. While House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump deserves some of the credit in attracting rural voters to…
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Happy Day For Minnesota Republicans

Republicans apparently won control of the Minnesota Senate Tuesday, Nov. 8, and came close in many races they were not expected to make competitive. As Donald Trump stayed close to Democrat Hillary Clinton in a Minnesota presidential race not decided Wednesday morning, three fellow Republicans fell just short of unseating a trio of greater Minnesota…
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