Detroit Likely to Change School Named After Ben Carson Because of Trump Ties

A Detroit school named after current Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson could soon see a name change because of the Republican’s affiliation with President Donald Trump. Before his political career, Carson was a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University where he was among the first doctors to successfully separate…

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Craig And Phillips to Face First Test in Pelosi Speakership

Two of Minnesota’s newest Democratic members of Congress campaigned on platforms of promoting unity and bipartisanship in Washington, but will be working with a Democratic-controlled House set on punishing the president and placing the speakership back in the hands of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12). Pelosi speakership Pelosi is…

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In Already Competitive Election Cycle, Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District Now Considered A ‘Toss Up’

Minnesota is already home to several competitive congressional races, but its Seventh District just got added to the list. Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District has been represented by Blue-Dog Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN-07) for nearly thirty years, but some in the rural district are looking for a fresh voice as…

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Did Tina Smith Say She Supports the Border Wall?

Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) seemed to suggest during Thursday night’s debate that she would support President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, but the Minnesota Republican Party called her comments insincere. Smith faced off against Republican challenger Karin Housley at Hamline University in St. Paul for the second-to-last debate of the…

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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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DFL-Controlled Minnesota Attorney General’s Office Has History of ‘Political Subterfuge’

Leaked recordings showing that Republican Doug Wardlow plans to fire a number of Democrats if elected to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office struck a blow to his campaign’s momentum this week. But similar tactics employed by his Democratic predecessors, both locally and nationally, have been mostly left out of the…

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Radinovich Campaign Manager Quits With Just Weeks To Go

Democrat Joe Radinovich’s campaign manager quit Wednesday after polls showed his Republican opponent leading by 15 points. As The Minnesota Sun reported Wednesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee canceled $1.2 million in ads in Radinovich’s district, and diverted those funds to other Democratic candidates across Minnesota. On top of that,…

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Gloves Come Off In Minnesota First Congressional District Debate

Republican Jim Hagedorn and Democrat Dan Feehan participated in a spirited debate Friday morning in their race for Minnesota’s First Congressional District. The First District encompasses the southern region of Minnesota where issues such as agricultural regulations and the effects of climate change are impacting farming communities in the area.…

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Candidates for Minnesota’s Eighth Butt Heads Over Trump In Monday Debate

The candidates for Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District squared off in a heated debate Monday night in one of the nation’s most competitive and closely-watched congressional races. Since 1947, the district has only elected one Republican who served just one term, but went to President Donald Trump by more than ten…

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