Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Articles of Interest 9/21/10

Governor's Race

The Republican Party has a new website dedicated to revealing how "liberal" Tom Horner is. (Although it should be noted that when it says that Tom Horner is a "30 Year Career Political Insider" much of that time he was working for Republican Sen. Dave Durenberger.)

Mark Dayton is planning to release an updated budget plan today.

Forum Communications says the "L" area of the state will be key to the governor's race.

There's a debate in St. Cloud today as well as one from TPT on education on Thursday and another hosted by the Minnesota Hospital Association and Aging Services of Minnesota on Friday.

A new African-American focused PAC will be working to get out the vote for Mark Dayton.

US House

Former Republican Sen. Dave Durenberger endorses Democrat Tim Walz.

President Obama and Speaker Pelosi will be in Minneapolis on October 23 to raise money for DFL House candidates.

US Senate

Did you know that back in the 90s Sen. Al Franken appeared on "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" alongside the Delaware Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell?  Part 1   Part 2

The Senate might be voting on the Dream Act this week. MPR has a story about how it could affect youth in Minnesota.

MN Congress

Currently running for re-election, MN Rep. Mark Buesgens (R-Jordan) was recently arrested for DWI after he was found driving in the ditch. He is also the second former Emmer staffer to be arrested in the past few months for DWI.

Defeated in the primary, Sen. Koering (R-Brainerd) will run as a write-in candidate.

Swastika posters appear on telephone poles in Browns Valley regarding a local MN Senate candidate.

Retiring Rep. Marty Seifert (R-Marshall) will be heading the Marshall Hospital Foundation.

Gov. Pawlenty

C-SPAN has released an interview with Gov. Pawlenty.

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