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Republican-controlled House Wants More Money For Themselves While Cutting Affordable Home Funding

You know Erik Paulsen’s mantra — “Washington MUST do more with less” — and that will be on full display as the Republican-controlled House begins to vote on various appropriations bills for FY2018. FYI : Technically, this should have already been done — they were scheduled to have appropriations finalized June 10 and the full […]

MN03 : A Good Question with a Questionable Answer

Apparently, Congressman Erik Paulsen didn’t get any letters asking him “good questions” last week, because he did not issue a Correspondence Corner posting … but that doesn’t mean that there are not “good questions” that he could have answered… like from Dennis from Eden Prairie who asked WCCO (highlights below) : Good Question: What Health […]

MN03 -vs.- NY01 : Who Loses in the Paulsen, Zeldin Contest ?

As mentioned in a previous MN Political Roundtable commentary, Minnesota’s Third District Congressman Erik Paulsen has a lot of “friends” … hence his re-election campaign committee is called Friends of Erik Paulsen. That commentary noted it is his “friends” whom Erik Paulsen “represents” in his legislative efforts … emphasizing those in the medical, financial, insurance, […]

Will H.R. 1809 Be Key to Jason Lewis Re-election ?

It’s a scenario we have seen before … the Republican-controlled House infighting leaving voters with a bitter taste in their mouths and incumbents, even in safe districts, prone to anxiety. Yep, as correctly forecasted on January 10 2014 —Will Sex-Trafficking Save the GOP ? — the Do-Nothing Shutdown Congress needed an issue then and NOW. […]

The Future of the GOP Illustrated in Coffman Campaign : Bashing Trump, Promoting Gridlock

In the current House of Representatives, “Republicans” hold 247 seats in the chamber to just 186 for Democrats, their largest advantage since 1931. That advantage has come about because of an effective marketing campaign against ObamaCare and the gerrymandering which GOP-controlled state legislatures performed after the 2010 red wave swept the party back into power […]

Darlene Miller Foreign Policy Stance Hurts American Companies and Scientific Research

Darlene Miller is sounding a lot like Donald Trump … reactionary and ill informed with a little fear mongering to buffalo voters on Election Day. In case you missed it, Darlene Miller, the John Kline-endorsed candidate Minnesota Second District candidate, issued a press release praising the Republican-controlled House for passing three bills that “hold Iran […]

Could Cheney Fundraising Help Elect Darlene Miller ?

Whew … It’s finally here — July … yep, your email in-box will get a break from all those campaign fundraising emails … yet in the flurry, you may have missed the email from the Darlene Miller for Congress camp : Inbox: Darlene Miller fundraising plea headline calls Jason Lewis "fundamentally unelectable." #mngop #strongwords — […]