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MN Action Network: One Attack Ad Too Many
by Dave Mindeman

You know the attack mailings have gotten out of hand when you see this:


Pretty standard attack fare. Hitting Jim Carlson on education.

Except Jim Carlson is an Eagan SENATOR!

He's not running for election again until 2016.

Which means that the Minnesota Action Network (Norm Coleman's local version of the American Action Network), the sponsor of the ad, has either:

A) so much money they decided to jump 2 years ahead anyway.

B) decided it just doesn't like Jim Carlson.

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On Transportation: Rep. Anna Wills Votes In The Negative
by Dave Mindeman

The Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund PAC publishes a questionnaire about issues concerning business. Rep. Anna Wills, District 57B took part in answering this questionnaire -- and I thought I'd share her answers in the transportation section....

How should Minnesota address its unmet transportation needs in the near future?

Minnesota should address its transportation needs with existing revenues by focusing on improving efficiencies.

Do you support an increase in the fuel tax for expansion and maintenance of roads and bridges?


Do you support raising the metro area sales tax . . .
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A Conversation With Kyle Lewis - Former IP Officer
by Dave Mindeman

I had a very pleasant face to face, sit down conversation with former Independence Party Vice Chair Kyle Lewis today. We went through a range of topics but mostly we talked about the IP. Where it is and how it got there.

Here are some of the tidbits....

The Independence Party entered this election season totally unprepared. Recruitment of candidates was meager to non-existent. Since a vacuum like that begs to be filled, members of the Ron Paul/Libertarian faction swooped in. The slate filled up with them. . . .
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Randy Gilbert - Super Auditor! Who Needs Legislators?
by Dave Mindeman

The Minnesota State Auditor position doesn't get a lot of attention. And when you have an election for that office, the low attention can be a challenge for candidates.

And when you are an unknown candidate for this low profile office and you have a sex scandal as most of your publicity, then, as you might expect, your problems get bigger.

But that doesn't stop GOP candidate for Auditor, Randy Gilbert.

Gilbert has offered a lot of "ideas". Ideas which, if we elect Gilbert, could probably do away with the . . .
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