Archive for the 'Minnesota' Category

Rick Santorum Sweeps Non-Binding Minnesota, Missouri & Colorado Primaries

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Newt, Republicans, Romney, Santorum

Yes, you read that right. Another day, another crazy outcome in the GOP primary season. Well, actually 3 crazy outcomes. Here’s the lowdown from Politico: Rick Santorum dealt an embarrassing setback to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign Tuesday night, sweeping non-binding contests across three states and raising new questions about conservatives’ willingness to accept Romney as […]

February 8th, 2012 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Franken To Follow Hillary Clinton Route To Credibility?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Minnesota, Senate

So, Franken has finally won. Now comes the hard part: establishing credibility. Read the rest at True/Slant. Tweet

July 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Fox News’ Coordinated Attempt To Discredit Al Franken

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Media, Minnesota, Video

Listen, I thought they should have done a revote in Minnesota, and I said as much on this blog. But nearly every single court decision went Al Franken’s way, and that’s just how it went down. Norm Coleman lost. And when I watch the following inanity, I genuinely wonder if the folks at Fox News […]

July 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Norm Coleman Concedes

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Minnesota, Republicans, Senate
June 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Court Rules 5-0 That Franken Won Election

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Law, Minnesota, Republicans, Senate

Nearly 9 months after the election, there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel for Minnesota. From the AP: ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state’s long-running Senate race. The high court rejected a […]

June 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Tim Pawlenty Talks To CNN

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Minnesota, Republicans, Video

I’m on 2012 watch yet again… Embedded video from CNN Video Here he is on fiscal conservatism… “If you’re going to be, for example, the party of fiscal discipline and be the person who’s talking about fiscal responsibility, then you better do that. Hypocrisy doesn’t sell. And, the Republicans have to be true to their […]

June 28th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Franken Gets Key Court Victory

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Law, Minnesota, Senate

And of course Coleman will appeal, but it’s looking more and more likely that we’ll be calling the former SNLer Senator Franken in the very near future. From Star Tribune: After a trial spanning nearly three months, Norm Coleman’s attempt to reverse Al Franken’s lead in the recount of the U.S. Senate election was soundly […]

April 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Minnesota Recount Adds 87 Votes To Franken’s Total

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Law, Minnesota, Republicans, Senate

It’s all done for Coleman, and yet… From Star Tribune: Democrat Al Franken today extended his lead over Republican Norm Coleman in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate election, after the counting of about 350 formerly rejected absentee ballots this morning. Franken captured 198 of the ballots, while Coleman took 111. The ballots added 87 votes to Franken’s […]

April 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Meanwhile, In Minnesota…Pawlenty In A Pickle?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Minnesota, Republicans

It just keeps going and going and going and… However, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. The Minnesota Supreme Court dealt Coleman’s chances a pretty big blow a couple days ago when they said that only a handful of absentee ballots would be reevaluated. And this is shaping up to […]

April 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Meanwhile, In Minnesota…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Law, Minnesota, Republicans

I can’t believe this thing is still going on, and it’s now going to be decided by the courts…which is an awful way of doing this. But hey, if it’s good enough for the Oval Office… Still, Franken can’t be happy that this is how it’s going to go down. Talk about a cause for […]

March 14th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »