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GOP Aims to Copy Dem Fundraising Power with New Online Tool

Republicans hope WinRed will enable them to harness giving from their base.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republicans are launching a new online fundraising platform that they hope will rival ActBlue, the Democrats’ internet-based fundraising behemoth. Called WinRed, it’s a play by the GOP to replicate Democrats’ success raising massive amounts from grassroots supporters who typically give just a few dollars online at a time. ActBlue was instrumental in the Democratic Party’s 2018 midterm…

Rep. Armstrong Tackles Addiction, USMCA & 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform, addiction and farming. What’s being done in Washington to address these issues? North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong is working on a bipartisan bill to give $5 billion over five years to fight the opioid epidemic. At least $4 million would be given to each state to reduce overdose deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery. “If…

MN Senate GOP Releases Tax Bill, Rep. Paul Marquart Responds

Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate have unveiled a tax bill they say will benefit all Minnesota taxpayers and provide tax cuts to half of them. The bill contrasts with proposals from Gov. Tim Walz and the House Democratic majority that would raise gasoline and other taxes. It includes a quarter–point income tax cut for middle–class taxpayers and would shelter…

Clay Co. GOP Apologizes For Post Comparing Sen. Sanders to Hitler

Earlier today we saw this post from the @mnGOP in Clay County, comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders to Hitler. There are a LOT of reasons this is a ridiculous, spurious comparison, and even more reasons why its deeply offensive, and anti-Semitic. pic.twitter.com/jo93pq7FFc — JCA MN (@JCA_MN) February 26, 2019 CLAY COUNTY, Minn. – After sharing a now deleted Facebook post comparing Vermont…

Shift Of Power Could Result In New Gun Laws In Minnesota

The Democratic takeover of the Minnesota House includes many freshmen who support tougher gun laws

ST. PAUL, MN — A shift in the balance of power at the Minnesota Capitol has boosted the odds of lawmakers passing bills to reduce gun violence. The Democratic takeover of the Minnesota House includes many freshmen who support tougher gun laws. The Senate, where the GOP maintains a one-vote majority, remains a question mark. But the chamber’s top Republican, Majority…

GOP MN Attorney General & Auditor Candidates Discuss Issues With Voters in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. – People in Moorhead are getting the chance to get past the commercials and talk to Republicans about their platforms in person. Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow and Auditor candidate Pam Myhra discussed the issues with voters at Speakeasy Monday night. Wardlow, an attorney for 14 years and a state representative for one term, believes the office needs…

LIVE: GOP Candidate For MN Governor Jeff Johnson Discusses Health Care Plans

Running against Democratic Candidate, Tim Walz

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Republican candidate for governor, Jeff Johnson, has been making the rounds to different cities across Minnesota. Republican candidate for governor, Jeff Johnson, has been making the rounds to different cities across Minnesota. Staring off the day in Grand Rapids, republican candidates moved from Bemidji, to Roseau, to Thief River Falls, and to Grand Forks. Ending the day…

Minnesota sees highest number of primary voters in over 3 decades

(KMSP) – Tuesday primary election in Minnesota saw the highest number of primary voters in more than three decades. According to Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, 902,119 people voted in the primary–the highest number of voters since 1982. Overall voter turnout was approximately 22.7 percent, which is the highest it has been since 1992. Statewide, 582,314 voters cast a ballot in the DFL primary and 319,807 cast…

Rep. Tim Walz Will Face Hennepin Co. Commissioner Jeff Johnson in MN Governor Race

MINNESOTA- (AP) Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a three-way primary for Minnesota governor and will face Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson who defeated former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Walz leveraged his rural Minnesota connections and a geographically balanced ticket to defeat state Rep. Erin Murphy and Attorney General Lori Swanson in Tuesday’s primary. Walz is leaving Congress after six…

Amy Klobuchar & Jim Newberger Face Off in MN Senate Race

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar will face GOP State Rep. Jim Newberger of Becker in the race for Senate in the November election. Klobuchar is one of Minnesota’s most popular politicians, winning her first two terms by at least 20 percentage points. She has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2020. Newberger, a paramedic beat three other candidates Tuesday….