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Capitol Chatter: New candidate happy to talk to fair visitors

August 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

By DON DAVIS, Forum News Service

FALCON HEIGHTS — Rob Farnsworth was a bit on the lonely side as the Minnesota State Fair opened.
It may be that 15 months before the next general election, Minnesotans are not very into politics this year…continue reading on dglobe.com

Capitol Chatter: New candidate happy to talk to fair visitors

August 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

By DON DAVIS, Forum News Service

FALCON HEIGHTS — Rob Farnsworth was a bit on the lonely side as the Minnesota State Fair opened.
It may be that 15 months before the next general election, Minnesotans are not very into politics this year…continue reading on dglobe.com

Capitol Chatter: Bachmann says she will be active

May 31, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Michele Bachmann promises to remain involved in government policy, but that promise has been heard from others who soon faded from the scene. Continue Reading

Capitol Chatter: Nolan may use connection on farm bill

January 11, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Rick Nolan sounds thrilled to sit on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and he hopes a personal relationship with the House speaker could help the cause. Continue Reading

CAPITOL CHATTER: Does ballot ruling open a new door?

September 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Some Minnesota politicians wonder if a Minnesota Supreme Court ballot ruling opens the door for more last-minute changes. Continue Reading

CAPITOL CHATTER: Biden: ‘I’d trade it all’ to play football

August 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Joe Biden is ready to give up his job. Well, only if he could become a high school football player. The vice president made a surprise stop at South Minneapolis high school football practice after delivering a 37-minute speech to a campaign rally. Continue Reading

CAPITOL CHATTER: Candidates use forum to drill home specific points

August 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Farmers listening to the two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate may not have understood just where they stood on some issues after a Farmfest forum, but they could not have missed two points. Republican challenger Kurt Bills is a teacher. Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar works with Senate Republicans on a range of issues. Continue Reading

CAPITOL CHATTER: As running mate, Pawlenty would face issues

July 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Tim Pawlenty could get his wish to join a national ticket in the next few days. Although Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he has not decided on a running mate, outside speculation puts the former Minnesota governor at the top of the list. Continue Reading

CAPITOL CHATTER: Critics make Franson more determined

July 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Death threats, demands to resign and other attacks to have only made state Rep. Mary Franson more determined to stay in office, she says. A Democratic-Farmer-Laborite campaign official sent Internet links to a video clip of a recent Franson speech in Browerville in which she discusses a joke she told in March that led to statewide reaction. Continue Reading

CAPITOL CHATTER: Marriage amendment backers count on DFL votes

July 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Conventional political wisdom is that a gay-marriage prohibition on the Nov. 6 ballot would pit Democratic-Farmer-Laborites against Republicans. “It is not that cut and dried,” Chuck Darrell said. Continue Reading