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Nov 23, 2010

McClatchy poll: T-Paw’s 2012 support at 2 percent

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is the top pick for the 2012 GOP nomination of just two percent of respondents in a new nationwide McClatchy-Marist poll.

Nov 11, 2010

Pawlenty is top GOP presidential pick in Minnesota, but by slimmest of margins

Gov. Tim Pawlenty is the top pick to become the 2012 GOP presidential nominee for 19 percent of typical Republican primary voters in Minnesota, according to a new survey by Public Policy Polling. Pawlenty narrowly edges out former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who was the top pick of 18 percent of respondents.

Nov 9, 2010

National Journal: Pawlenty an “A-List Tier” 2012 contender

Pawlenty finds himself in the "A-List Tier," the top of four categories the National Journal laid out for 2012 hopefuls.

Nov 5, 2010

Few Tea Party victories in populous areas

Tea Party supporters boasted of their 28 victories in U.S. House races. What the election results also made clear was that their appeal stopped at the border of the most densely-populated states and metropolitan areas.

Oct 8, 2010

Sarah Palin is latest among long line of strong conservative women

A YouTube video tribute to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is making the rounds, backed by the song by the band Cake-Short Skirt/Long Jacket.

Sep 22, 2010

Tea Party activism: MIA in MN?

On a Saturday afternoon in July, a dozen or so locals sat under a gazebo in Central Park in downtown North Branch. "Wanted: Karl Marx" posters were stapled to the gazebo, and a welcome sign and a waving Don't Tread on Me flag greeted members of the Old North Church Tea Party to what was billed as a candidate forum.

Sep 20, 2010

NH 2012 poll: T-Paw trails presidential pack

Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead in New Hampshire over his fellow GOP presidential hopefuls, according to a new survey by Public Policy Polling. The former Massachusetts governor was the top choice of 41 percent of respondents, with Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin trailing well behind at 12 percent.

Sep 17, 2010

Would trimmed DFL majority mean fewer committees? Probably not

Many Capitol habitués with and without election certificates complain that the committee structure of recent years has created a more frenzied process that stretches legislators too thin and is too hard for lobbyists to follow.

Sep 8, 2010

A look at labor unions this week of Labor Day 2010

This is my Labor Day commentary, and I am not at the Great Minnesota Get Together. No, I am working at home etching a cement floor and staining it Tuscan Yellow, at my wife's inspiration - a good use of a large part of Labor Day weekend, to be sure.

Sep 8, 2010

Bill Clinton and Joe Biden to campaign for Dayton

Minnesota's governor's race has drawn the help from national politicians like DNC chairman Tim Kaine and former vice president candidate Sarah Palin. Now Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton will stop by to boost support for DFLer Mark Dayton.

Aug 18, 2010

Republicans boost lineup with NFL, NBA veterans

Chris Dudley, in his first political race, is happy to have support in Oregon's governor's contest from voters who are more impressed by his six seasons as a center for the National Basketball Association's Portland Trailblazers than his degree in economics and political science from Yale University or experience as a partner in the money-management firm Filigree Advisors.

Aug 16, 2010

Pawlenty near bottom in recent presidential polls

While it's still a long way before the 2012 presidential race, polls show potential presidential candidate Gov. Tim Pawlenty is still trailing well behind candidates like Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney.

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