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Jaime Tincher

Feb 5, 2014

The Capitol Note: GOP activists pick Seifert, Ortman in straw polls

The statewide straw poll contest gave the most enthusiastic party members just their second opportunity to voice an opinion in either contest.

Jul 24, 2012

Dayton appoints House DFL staffer Jaime Tincher as legislative liaison

Tincher, who currently serves as the director of caucus and legislative services for the House DFL, has accepted a job as Dayton's deputy chief of staff for policy and legislative affairs. Tincher replaces Michele Kelm-Helgen, who was a critical figure in the passage of a bill to build a new Vikings stadium and has since been appointed chairwoman of the newly-formed stadium authority.

Jan 9, 2012

House DFL shakes up staff heading into 2012 session, election

Zach Rodvold, House DFL Director of Legislative and Caucus Services, will now be the campaign director for the caucus. Redistricting analyst Jaime Tincher will takover Rodvold's job in mid January.

Sep 30, 2011

DFLers join redistricting tussle

Democrats in Minnesota have been slow to rise to the redistricting fight this time around. During session, DFL caucuses in the Minnesota House and Senate passed on the chance to produce maps to counter a GOP majority proposal that pitted 26 incumbents against one another, the vast majority of them DFLers.

Jan 19, 2011

Redistricting: Here we go again

With Minnesota's Census numbers expected to arrive as early as the middle of next month, state lawmakers are already laying plans to redraw Minnesota legislative districts and the state's eight congressional districts. But the partisan divide between Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican majorities in the Legislature portend a round of redistricting that is likely to fall apart - just as it has done[...]

Sep 14, 2010

Kelliher campaign manager will lead GOTV effort for DFL party

Jaime Tincher, who earned plaudits for steering House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher's to a near-upset victory in the DFL primary, has joined the state party's coordinated campaign. Tincher started this week as director of the DFL's get-out-the-vote operation in support of Mark Dayton and the rest of the party's ticket.

Aug 5, 2010

Entenza goes after Kelliher in new television spot

Matt Entenza, a DFLer running for Minnesota governor, released a new television advertisement that goes after DFL-endorsed candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher with just a few days to go before the primary election.

Jul 14, 2010

Kelliher is counting on her campaign’s formidable organizing talent

In the days leading up to the DFL state convention in Duluth, the widespread belief was that Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak had established crucial momentum. Of course, that’s not exactly how it played out. Kelliher led on all six ballots and exited the convention center with the party’s backing. Rybak went back to Minneapolis City Hall. In the end, organization trumped charisma. Kelliher earned[...]

Jun 16, 2010

In the age of social media hype, direct mail still a pivotal part of campaigning

Back in the 1990s, in another political lifetime, political operatives like Mark Penn and Karl Rove made names for themselves by exploiting the advantages of closely defined messages to specific groups of voters via direct mail.

Jun 7, 2010

Duininck joins DFL campaign team

Adam Duininck, political coordinator for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, has joined the DFL's coordinated campaign. The labor union will continue to pay Duininck's salary, but he'll be working with the party to get its slate of candidates elected in November. That principally means helping to elect House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher governor.

Apr 28, 2010

How Kelliher ran the floor

On the Sunday before the DFL Convention in Duluth, 100 volunteers for Margaret Anderson Kelliher met at the 49ers union hall in Minneapolis. The meeting's purpose was to rehearse what everyone present needed to do to get Kelliher the endorsement, all the way down to practicing four cheers that Kelliher's team would use on the convention floor.

Apr 14, 2010

DFL campaigns for governor next week at convention in Duluth

The party’s main task at its 2010 state convention will be anointing its official candidate for governor. Eight candidates who might conceivably be considered viable remain in the hunt; two besides Dayton have said that they will run in the primary, no matter what happens in an endorsement battle next Saturday that’s bound to be long and punishing.

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