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The Contest For Senate Pettiness
by Dave Mindeman

"What is of concern is when they attack the public employees," he said. "In this case, trying to make the lives of our staff more inconvenient. It's so petty." -Senate Minority Leader David Hann

Hann is referring to a new Senate order to restrict parking for the GOP Senators and staffers.

Senate Republicans and their staffers will be locked out of a Capitol parking ramp starting Saturday, the latest flash point in an ongoing political feud over the new Minnesota Senate Building.

When the new Senate office building came into being, . . .
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I Really Wish They Hadn't Said That - But -
by Roxanne Mindeman

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright. Their age is showing - or at least their life experience. And that should be OK. I know the exact spot in their "over 60" brains, where those comments were born. My brain has a spot exactly like it. And I make no apologies for it. I also have no criticism for millennial women who don't share it. They just couldn't. We're all a product of the lives we live. They will be too. Who knows what that will look like 50 years from now.

I suspect that no proud, . . .
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Observations On The Democratic Prez Contest
by Dave Mindeman

Last night was a very good debate. It is so much better to have a debate that focuses on issues rather than personalities. Democrats have the best.

But I have been carefully watching how Bernie and Hillary are messaging their campaigns. They have some policy differences and definitely have different styles.

Here are some of observations.....

Bernie Sanders: Bernie, to me, is an all or nothing candidate. He really does need a full revolution in order to, not only win the White House, but also bring together a coalition that can pass . . .
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Voting: A Democratic Muscle That Must Be Exercised
by Dave Mindeman

C'mon Democrats. Elections are about voting. You know that don't you?

Yesterday, in a special election for House District 50B, the Republican won. It was a seat that Ann Lenczewski has held for a long time. It is a district that Obama won by 15%. There was a good Democratic candidate. But the Democrat lost by 130 votes.

What is more disturbing is that Andrew Carlson, the Democrat, got just 2452 votes. Are Democrats lazy? The weather was cold, but not a hindrance. The roads were fine. How hard can it be to just . . .
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Goodhue County 2nd Dist GOP Debate -Zika, Volcanoes, & Cartels
by Dave Mindeman

There was another MN District 2 GOP debate last night. This was in Goodhue county....kind of GOP rebel territory....Gerson territory.

But we also added a new candidate to the mix. He just filed and the event planners allowed him to participate. His name is Gene Rechtzigel...kind of a gadfly type who ran for Mayor of Apple Valley in 2014. He has "interesting" views.

But as for the debate itself, John Howe and Jason Lewis were the main source of conflict. Howe is pursuing his "carpetbagger" theme on Lewis - who does live just outside . . .
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