A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about the importance of the statewide races for the Minnesota House of Representatives. With work hard, Democrats can change 11 house seats so that we take control of the house.
In that post, I added that the most important race in 2018 is the governor race, because we are one race from becoming Wisconsin. I want to use this post to explain why I’m supporting Tim Walz as the next governor of Minnesota. Continue reading
I live in Brooklyn Park so I spend a lot of time driving east and west on 85th Avenue North. When I do this, I pass by a large abandoned church building. Apparently, it was one of those mega-churches which become not-mega.
A couple of weeks ago, I nearly slammed on the brakes when I drove by the building, because it had a brand new sign on the front saying “Winner’s Chapel.” Starting a chapel only for winners did not seem very Jesus-like to me. Continue reading
The 2018 elections in Minnesota are going to be very interesting for Democrats in CD3. Probably the most important election is for governor. As more than one person has said, Minnesota is only one governor race away from becoming Wisconsin. Another priority is getting rid of the despicable Erik Paulsen and having a Democrat represent this district for the first time since 1961.
I’d like to suggest that equally important is electing more Democrats to the Minnesota House of Representatives. Right now, there are 77 Republicans and 57 Democrats in the House. The Republicans control the Senate by one vote 34-33. The senators do not run again until 2020, so unless one Republican decides he or she can no longer be a member of the Trump party, the GOP will control one branch of the government for three more years. Continue reading
I had an interesting week as a DFL volunteer. On Tuesday May 30th, I attended the first town hall meeting for Dean Phillips, who wants to run against Eric Paulsen (it was excellent). On Friday evening, I attended the annual Humphrey-Mondale fundraising dinner where I heard speeches by Governor Dayton, Senator Klobuchar, and a bunch of other DFL officials and dignitaries. Continue reading
For the first time, I’m going to use my blog to rant. I’m an old white male Christian who grew up on a farm. That doesn’t make me a Republican. Continue reading
On Monday I visited the newly renovated State Capitol Building and the new State Office Building. I had a great time. To understand why, let me share a little personal history. Continue reading