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The Progressive Cage Match

The Progressive Cage Match

The CD8 DFL had a very long convention on Saturday, After ten ballots, everyone promised to go to the primary. Nothing especially unusual htere. The unusual thing? The DFL trucked a bunch of Latino activists from the Twin Cities to canvass for the Metro DFL’s chosen candidate. Phifer, a […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Let’s abolish the Met Council

Minnesota’s Mr. Right

When Representative Lewis (Lord, I love saying that) is right, he’s right. And on the bombings in Syria – he’s right: Whether Kosovo, Libya or now Syria, for far too long Presidents of both parties have acted unilaterally (perhaps for the best of intentions) in taking military action without […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Emmer, Fitzsimmons vs. Kern & Kern

I wish I could say I was surprised by David Fitzsimmons’ campaign finance reporting tactics. Unfortunately, I’m anything but surprised. While some might criticize John Kern’s LTE highlighting the Emmer campaign’s tactics , I won’t follow suit. This isn’t that dissimilar to how big corporations use a plethora of […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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DFL endorses Angie Craig in CD-2

Per tradition, the DFL issued this statement after delegates endorsed Angie Craig to run against Republican incumbent Jason Lewis. The statement was the usual milquetoast boilerplate, saying “Angie Craig embodies the American Dream. She went from a mobile home park to a leader at Minnesota manufacturer St. Jude Medical. […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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DFL divided as CD-8 convention ends

DFL divided as CD-8 convention ends

Prior to Saturday’s DFL Convention, I thought that the DFL’s best chance to hold a battleground congressional district was the Eighth District. Based on Saturday’s CD-8 DFL convention outcome, I won’t predict that anymore. Based on reports like this article , it sounds like the convention ended in discord. […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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Taxpayers League of MN Podcast #67 Talking Budget Targets and the Millionaire on Food Stamps

Ted Lillie and Margaret Martin summarize the week of 4/9 in the 2018 Minnesota State Legislative session. We are one week out till 3rd deadline. House Budget Targets are out, Waite Park Millionaire on SNAP benefits, more MN.IT questionable spending. Music is "Ditch Diggin" by the Jingle Punks (copyright […] Click here to view original post taxpayersleague.libsyn.com

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Top-tier candidate isn’t too bright

The DFL has kept saying that Angie Craig is a top-tier candidate. For the sake of this article, let’s stipulate that that’s true. Let’s further stipulate that, for being a top-tier candidate, she isn’t too bright. In 2016, Ms. Craig told KSTP’s Tom Hauser that, if elected, she’d “fight” […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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