House Winners And Losers: DFL And GOP Both Flip Two Seats in Minnesota

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party won five of Minnesota’s eight congressional districts, adding to an already decisive night of Democratic victories across the state. There were, however, some key Republican upsets throughout Minnesota, particularly in Minnesota’s First Congressional District where Republican Jim Hagedorn was called the winner early Wednesday morning. Republican…

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Dean Phillips Unseats Erik Paulsen in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District

Millionaire businessman and heir to the Phillips Distilling Company Dean Phillips has unseated Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN-03) in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District. Phillips ran his campaign on fighting the corrupt influence of money in politics, while attacking Paulsen for not making himself available to his constituents, at one point garnering…

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Tina Smith Listed Among Top 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Tina Smith

Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) was recently listed as one of the top 10 most vulnerable senators seeking reelection in the nation, joining fellow Democrats like Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Unlike like her Democratic colleagues, however, Smith is campaigning in her first race for the U.S.…

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Dean Phillips Violates Own Campaign Pledge By Loaning Himself $1.3 Million

Democrat Dean Phillips has been railing against the corrupt influence of money in politics ever since announcing his bid for Congress, but on Thursday revealed that he was loaning his campaign $1.3 million. One of the pillars of Phillips’ campaign is his “Minnesota Way” pledge, which asks candidates to “reject…

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In Campaign of ‘Truth’ and ‘Decency,’ Phillips’ Campaign Manager Blames Republicans for Bomb Threats

Democrat Dean Phillips’ campaign manger suggested that Republican rhetoric is to blame for the recent bomb threat targeted at prominent Democrats, such as President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. “I don’t know whether flipping the House is enough to put a stop to this madness, but just imagine what it…

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Ryan, Trump Step In for Paulsen In Final Weeks

House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump both made last-ditch efforts to bolster Rep. Erik Paulsen’s (R-MN-03) campaign in its final weeks against Democratic challenger Dean Phillips. Phillips’ energized campaign has attacked Paulsen left and right for being a “rubber-stamp” politician who doesn’t make himself available to his constituents,…

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Letter Condemning Paulsen Attack Ads Written By Wealthy Dem Donors

A group of local business owners recently condemned Rep. Erik Paulsen’s (R-MN-03) attack ads in an open letter, but records show that almost all of the signatories are donors of his opponent. The letter, peddled by The Star Tribune and promoted by nearly every major Minnesota news outlet, rebuked the…

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Dean Phillips Dines With Liberal Elites for Massive Hollywood Fundraiser

Democrat Dean Phillips participated in a Hollywood fundraiser Tuesday night with five other congressional candidates at an attendance cost of $5,000 per person. Phillips, who is running for Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, has been highly critical of the influence of money in politics while on the campaign trail, so much…

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Erik Paulsen’s Wife Threatened at Their Minnesota Home

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN-03) recently revealed that his wife was threatened at their Minnesota home last week, saying the political animosity towards him and his family has been taken to the “next level.” While the Minnesota congressman is used to receiving threats, he said his office has “had to refer…

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New Poll Shows Paulsen Gaining on Phillips

A new poll shows incumbent Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN-03) closing in on Democratic challenger Dean Phillips (pictured, right) in what could end up being Minnesota’s most expensive and competitive congressional race. According to KSTP and SurveyUSA, Paulsen trails Phillips 44 percent to 49 percent, a seven-point increase for Paulsen from…

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