Another Incumbent Democrat Sees His Big Lead Shrink
An intriguing late development in Minnesota’s governor’s race:
In the governor’s race, incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton still leads Republican Jeff Johnson 47 percent to 42 percent. Hannah Nicollet of the Independence Party is at 2 percent tied with Libertarian candidate Chris Holbrook. Another 6 …
BOOM: 40 Percent of Minnesota Likely Voters Think Al Franken Deserves Reelection
Also in today’s Jolt, the headline from a new poll of Minnesota likely voters commissioned by American Encore and conducted by Magellan Strategies:
Only 41 percent of respondents had a favorable view of Sen. Franken, while 45 percent had an unfavorable view …
The Week So Far: A Dagwood Sandwich of Bad News for Obamacare
Today’s Morning Jolt is just a Dagwood sandwich of bad news for Obamacare, piled higher and higher:
A Bad Day, Even by the Standards of Obamacare’s Bad Days
President Obama probably can’t wait to get away on that 17–…
The Obama Minnesota Efforts: Aimed to Save Wisconsin?
A reader points out that several of Minnesota’s radio and television markets extend into the western edge of Wisconsin — so Jill Biden’s campaign stops in Minnesota this weekend may be part of an Obama campaign effort to …
Delegates at Stake Tomorrow: Zero. No, Really.
The good folks at the Republican National Committee send along word about what is really at stake in tomorrow’s caucuses . . . which is . . . not that much:
To: Political Reporters
From: Sean Spicer, RNC Communications Directors
Subj: Reporting on Delegates for …
Minnesotans Are Casting Ballots Already. Really.
Happy Election Day Month Season!
In Minnesota, early in-person voting started September 19.
In Vermont, as well.
Absentee-ballot applications are now being accepted in South Dakota.
In Iowa, the number of absentee-ballot requests has doubled.
This site lists the early-voting rules …
Minnesota: We Need Another $12.5 Million for Exchange Repairs
In addition to the Oregon news below, Minnesota is finding it will end up spending a lot more on its exchange#…#
MNsure wants to spend an additional $12.5 million this year to continue repairs to its website and call center, officials …
California: We Won't Reveal Enrollment Numbers Until Mid-November
The exchanges and navigators aren’t failing everywhere#…#but there are enough places where the rollout is simply disastrous. Here’s Minnesota:
Southside community worker, Miguel Rivera, who MNsure certified to provide help as a so-called “navigator” only last week said that …
Are You Ready for Some Non-Binding Action?
Whoohoo! Non-binding caucuses! Non-binding primaries! Can you smell the excitement?!
Today in Colorado!
Tuesday 7 February 2012: Precinct Caucuses meet in each precinct to choose delegates to the County Assemblies and District Conventions.
There is no formal system applied in the Precinct …
This State Owes the Rest of the Country for Ventura and Franken
One of the few states where I didn’t see a good, competitive, interesting House race on my list of 99 was Minnesota. The incumbents all look pretty solid, and most of the challengers are extraordinarily short on cash. (Example: Democratic …