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Mark Ritchie’s GOP Challenger Dan Severson

Dan Severson after a debate with Mark Ritchie

Minnesota Republican State Representative Dan Severson talks with The UpTake’s Mike McIntee following a Secretary of State debate with DFLer Mark Ritchie. We try to clarify some things Severson said during the debate about the Minnesota US Senate recount, photo IDs for voters and get his views on the tea party. Continue Reading →

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Did Company Where Emmer Announced Budget Receive Stimulus Money?

Emmer at Permac

The DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities sheds light on whether or not Permac Industries — where GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer unveiled his budget yesterday — actually received federal funds through Dakota County’s local jobs training program. Continue Reading →

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Mayors Critical Of Pawlenty’s Federal Fund Rejection, Support Dayton For Governor

RT Rybak, Chris Coleman, Tim Kaine support Mark Dayton For Minnesota Governor

At a Mark Dayton press conference in front of Minneapolis City Hall Twin City Mayors R.T. Rybak and Chris Coleman joined former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, now Chair of the Democratic National Committee in support of Dayton. Citing Dayton’s state government experience and his recent endorsements by police and fire unions, they held that Dayton is better qualified and ready to serve the needs of local governments as well as all Minnesotans. All were critical of Governor Pawlenty’s turning down federal aid to curry right wing favor in Iowa and New Hampshire in his run for the Republican presidential nomination. Continue Reading →

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