by Paul Demko
Published: May 31, 2013
Tags: Amy Koch, Jack Tomczak, Jim Knoblach, John Pederson, Linda Runbeck, Mark Kennedy, Mary Kiffmeyer, Matt Dean, Michele Bachmann, Michelle Benson, Peggy Scott, Pete Hegseth, Peter Waldron, Phil Krinkie, Rhonda Sivarajah, Tim O'Driscoll, Tim Sanders, Tom Emmer
In mid-May, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s campaign bought roughly $80,000 worth of television advertising in the Twin Cities market. But just two weeks later, Bachmann stunned seemingly everyone by announcing on Wednesday that she would not be running for re-election.
When David FitzSimmons signed on as campaign manager for then-state Rep. Tom Emmer in 2010, few political observers were giving Emmer much of a chance in the gubernatorial contest.
It was bound to happen. Last week, for the first time, Republican Rep. Tim Kelly found himself confronted by a constituent angry about his vote against the GOP-backed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota.
by Paul Demko
Published: October 26, 2011
Tags: Andrew Reinhardt, Benjamin Kruse, Branden Petersen, Chip Cravaack, Dan Hall, Denise Dittrich, Harry Niska, Jack Tomczak, Jason Lewis, Jeff Johnson, Kurt Zellers, Late Debate, Leo Foley, Michele Bachmann, Mike Jungbauer, Nancy LaRoche, Tom Emmer
“The Late Debate with Jack and Ben” got off to an inauspicious start. At the beginning of the debut broadcast in April, one of the microphones didn’t work for the initial eight minutes. The first words uttered over the air were, “Do you hear me?”