Tagged Mark Dayton

Caucus in Moorhead, MN
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Minnesota Political Caucus Process Kicks Off

Most states elect their political candidates entirely through a primary election, most visibly during presidential election years. The populous states of California, New York, Texas and Florida seemed to dominate news coverage when Hillary Clinton took on Barack Obama for the 2008 Democratic Nomination, and other big primary states were the focus for Republicans John…

MN Gov. Mark Dayton
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Governor Flip-Flop

Governor Mark Dayton is headed into a critical re-election year with damaging ties to the widely unpopular policies of Barack Obama’s second term. No state has doubled down on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) more than Minnesota. After passage of the federal law in 2010, then-candidate Dayton became a strong supporter of building…

MN Gov. Mark Dayton
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Gubernatorial Tax Returns

Several Minnesota gubernatorial candidates released their 2012 tax returns in November. The most interesting thing that we’re able to learn from these is how much the candidates have given to charity. One can certainly argue whether this has any bearing on someone’s ability to be governor. Although I don’t think it should be a contest,…

MN Gov. Mark Dayton
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Who “creates” jobs?

We’ve heard a lot of talk in St. Paul about “job creation” – especially from our DFL state leaders, like Governor Dayton, and their strong union allies. Their formula for more jobs is to tax families and businesses more, then grow the role and size of government and employ more government workers. These jobs, no…

Wake up call to conservatives

Minnesota leans towards the DFL and even more so during presidential election cycles. Maybe this is the lame excuse conservatives will use for the next few years to comfort themselves about losing control of the state legislature in 2012. The real excuse they should use is, “hey, we sat on our hands the whole time….

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