Meet Erik Paulsen’s Beer Buddies

In the flurry of tweets promoting the Paulsen Tax Cut, Third District Congressman Erik Paulsen writes “The U.S. economy is hurtling along at midsummer and shows little sign of slowing down…putting more money in Americans’ pockets and pumping more cash into the economy”. Sounds good … yet it somehow ignores the cost of everyday items […]

On the Matter of Keith Ellison

A potential for a unifying Democratic MN Primary got quashed by allegations of domestic violence against AG Candidate and current Congressman Keith Ellison. I’m trying to get my head around this and maybe we can walk this through together. First of all, Keith Ellison’s name will be on the Democratic November ballot for Attorney General. […]

2018 Minnesota Primary – Thinking Out Loud Again

Yesterday’s primary had a lot of moving parts – and we need to examine the whys and hows. The revelations on Lori Swanson regarding her use of staff for campaigns sank this campaign. She faded quickly as results came in. She still won up on the range, but she was a very distant third in […]

With Karin Housley, “What do you have to lose?”

Ya gotta love the closing arguments made as Election Day approaches … Remember in 2008, when Norm Coleman was being portrayed as a moderate Republican gatekeeper, suggesting that he would be positioned to provide “a check on Democratic excesses and pull policy to the center”. Of course that was when the Democrats were in charge […]

MN02 Jason Lewis Talks to Farmers (Facts Optional)

Forget FarmFest where thousands of family farmers and agricultural businesses (and candidates for elective office) go every year … the place to go is to the Goodhue County Fair where attendees were able to hear Congressman Jason Lewis participate in a roundtable discussion (August 8th) featuring Naomi Kvittem, a dairy advocate from Zumbrota, former dairy […]

Thoughts As We Approach The Primary

I’m just going to give some general political musings in this post. Take them as personal observations – any appearance of endorsement is just my own personal opinion. In other words don’t read too much into it. Once the primary is over on the Democratic side, I plan to work for the winners. Period. But […]

MN03 Erik Paulsen : Focused on Keeping Fentanyl Off Our Streets by 2022; Ignoring 3D Printed Guns

The MN Political Roundtable is always impressed with Third District Congressman Erik Paulsen’s ability to focus on non-controversial issues while ignoring the controversial … as well as promoting long-range solutions for the non-controversial instead of attacking urgently needed problems. Other politicians just can’t do that … they believe that Congress can do more. Take Senator […]

Thank Erik Paulsen IF your weekly paycheck went UP $97.71

Want help with your 2019 tax filing ? Well, the man to see is Norm Coleman … just ask Erik Paulsen ! There are only 100 Days until Election Day. Over those 100 Days we'll give you 100 reasons to vote for Erik Paulsen. Today's reason to vote for Erik: Tax Reform. The average 3rd […]

Democrats are the Real Champions of Rural Minnesota

Democrats are always on the defensive when it comes to rural or outstate Minnesota. And I fail to see why that should be. There is this misperception that Democrats only represent urban Minnesota. And granted, since the bulk of the population are city dwellers, it is only natural to devise programs that fit that large […]