Friday, October 8, 2010

Articles of Interest 10/8/10

MN Governor's Race

It looks like Tom Emmer is being hit with a malpractice lawsuit.

NFIB endorses Tom Emmer.

Mitt Romney is coming to town to headline an Emmer fundraiser.

Tom Emmer released his third TV ad.

KSTP releases a confidential memo about campaign strategy from Tom Emmer's campaign.

Tom Horner picks up endorsements from thirteen former Republican state legislators.

It increasingly looks like Horner and Emmer will be competing for the GOP base.

Mark Dayton is hoping to start airing a new ad featuring his sons soon.

There will be a televised debate on KMSP tomorrow night.

US House

In CD-1, Randy Demmer has released his first TV ad complete with towering images of a monstrous looking Obama, Pelosi, and Reid back lit by flashes of lightning.

CD-5: A group called "Americans Against Hate" is pushing to get Rep. Ellison removed from a committee on anti-Semitism.

CD-6: In case you missed it, you really ought to read the confusing conversation MPR's Annie Baxter has with Rep. Bachmann's  spokesman. She has since confirmed commitments to three debates.

State Races

In the state auditor's race, Pat Anderson's complaint against incumbent Rebecca Otto is tossed out. She's not happy about it.

If you live in the West Central area of the state, Pioneer Public Television has a number of local Senate & House debates available to watch online.


A coalition led by Minnesota Majority will be sending voter surveillance teams to the polls this November. Here is their watch list of what they will be looking for. I'm still not exactly sure how they plan to pull this off considering MN law requires them to keep 100' from polling places. No word on if there are specific polling places they will be targeting.

Politics in Minnesota has a look at the history of redistricting and the mess that comes with it.

The head of the MN GOP should probably make a point to be a little more familiar with the history behind the terms he uses to avoid any future Nazi references. Some of the former GOP legislators that were the subject of his statement (which also said there was a special place in hell for them) are obviously upset with his choice of words.

Three big name medical groups in Minnesota decide to send their health reform suggestions directly to Washington themselves since Pawlenty declined to do so.

The president of the Minnesota Family Council appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss their stance on LGBT bullying in schools.

Minnesota receives a $1.2 million federal grant to study the costs of tranisitoning from conventional to organic farming.

MN Supreme Court Justice Alan Page will be speaking at the University of Minnesota College of Continue Education's "Witness to History" series on October 21.

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