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Marty Seifert

Aug 15, 2012

David FitzSimmons, a tireless worker on numerous GOP campaigns, is poised to win a legislative seat in conservative 30B

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.

Dec 16, 2011

Osskopp to make it official, will run for MN GOP chair

He's expected to make the announcement official this morning via news release, he said on Twitter late Thursday.

Dec 14, 2011

Seifert backs Sawalich for MN GOP chair

Seifert's endorsement came the same day Sawalich saw two other Republicans rumored to be mulling runs of their own line up behind his candidacy.

Dec 7, 2011

Sutton resignation puts focus on state GOP debt, discord

In late November, a group of roughly two dozen Republican activists gathered at a residence in Edina to discuss the future of the state Republican Party. The meeting included a broad cross-section of the GOP’s notoriously fractious base.

Dec 7, 2011

GOP party chair field: Many strong potential challengers rule out run

In the five days since Tony Sutton resigned as chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota, many names have been floated as potential replacements. But only one potential challenger -- GOP activist Sue Jeffers -- has stated that they're seriously considering seeking the post. Many others have ruled out a run for the cash-strapped party's top post.

Oct 12, 2011

Why gambling expansion remains a long-shot bet

A steady downpour didn’t keep Indian gambling workers from flocking outside the state Capitol in St. Paul last April. At least 1,500 people gathered outside on the building’s steps, some arriving by the busload from reservations hours away. Clad in raincoats and shielded by a canopy of umbrellas, workers thrust signs into the air that read, “Rural jobs count too” and “Don’t gamble wit[...]

Sep 28, 2011

Former Rep. Ted Suss files to challenge Swedzinski

Suss officially filed his bid with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board in House District 21A, a seat that's currently held by freshman Republican Rep. Chris Swedzinski.

Sep 21, 2011

20 years later, state-tribal gaming compacts still produce friction

The compacts that regulate Indian-run gambling in the state never came up for a vote in the Minnesota Legislature. In fact, the whole affair happened rather quietly.

May 11, 2011

One-time conservative gadfly Mary Liz Holberg now pivotal player in budget showdown

Just weeks after the party swept both chambers in last fall's historic election, then-House Speaker-elect Kurt Zellers and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch took the podium at a press conference to announce the first-ever full slate of Republican committee chairs. Only one legislator - Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, the incoming chairwoman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee - joined t[...]

Apr 20, 2011

RNC upset: Johnson spanks Emmer on one ballot

When Republicans from around the state flocked to the Ramada Mall of America last Saturday, there appeared to be little question who would win the race to replace Brian Sullivan as Minnesota's man on the Republican National Committee.

Apr 1, 2011

Board plays a critical role in keeping GOP together

Former Republican Rep. Dave Bishop remembers sitting in the office of then-House Speaker Steve Sviggum, trying to calm him down. Sviggum was fuming, as Bishop recalls, because he had just been voted down on an issue by the executive board, a small group of GOP representatives that serve as caucus advisers to the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Jan 20, 2011

Daudt resurrects Seifert welfare reform bill

Rep. Kurt Daudt will continue in the path of his political mentor Marty Seifert when he introduces legislation that restricts purchases made with electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards.

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