Tag Archives: Politics

Connect-the-Dots : Koch Brothers and Erik Paulsen Power Grab

Did you read Erik Paulsen’s OpEd, Stalling Stras’ nomination is the latest example of partisan game-playing in Washington. By blocking his confirmation, the senators are keeping an outstanding legal mind off the Eighth Circuit court, and preventing another Minnesotan from joining a court where the majority of judges are from other states. This is unacceptable. […]

Emmer and Paulsen Following RNCC Playbook While Lewis Channels Trump

Photographic proof that Jason Lewis is correct — “Well-oiled” activists targeting Minnesota homes Going door to door, CLF field team is working hard to share how @RepErikPaulsen is fighting for #MN03 families. pic.twitter.com/iUJSFzG5yU — CLF (@CLFSuperPAC) August 24, 2017 Since the August recess is just past it’s halfway point, it is appropriate to see what […]

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 […]