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Democrats Fear Team Thompson

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Here’s an email from Team Thompson

Whom do the Democrats fear?

Dear Delegate:

Thank you so much for the outpouring of support for Team Thompson over the last several months. Because of your efforts, we are in a good position to win the endorsement on May 31, and take our campaign to all Minnesota voters. More and more people are coming on board as our message takes hold.

Almost 10 months ago we launched our campaign for governor. From day one my priorities have been to build grass roots support, win your endorsement, put together a good organization, and raise the resources to win this election and defeat Mark Dayton.

In the most competitive and crowded fundraising field in recent history, our campaign is proving it is gaining steam while others are losing momentum.

I am not a career politician. Unlike my opponents, my “Rolodex” does not contain a long list of political contributors built over years of running for office or holding Party positions. As a sitting Senator, I have been defending you at the Capitol since February 25. These responsibilities limit my time to campaign and fundraise. And finally, I have stayed true to my convictions by not participating in the Political Contribution Refund (PCR) program. Some people told me this was unwise, but I believe it is always best to do what you believe is right, even if it puts you to a bit of a political disadvantage.

Despite all of this, in the first quarter of 2014, our campaign raised $67,000.

We have proven that we can win the battle of ideas, we have put together a good organization, and we can raise money. We have proven that we have what it takes to win the endorsement, fend off any primary challengers, and defeat Governor Dayton in November.

Please take just a few minutes and listen to this radio segment known as “ask the liberal.”You will hear it from the horse’s mouth: Democrats in this state do not want to face Dave Thompson and Michelle Benson in the general election!

Thank you again for your support!

Dave

Democrats Want You Addicted To Government

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The DFL sent out a fundraising email this morning and in the very first sentence tells you all you need to know about the agenda of that left wing party.

50 million Americans currently rely on Medicare and that number is rising every year [...]

Democrats think more people dependent on Government is a good thing. That’s the fundamental difference between Republicans and Democrats.

Republicans want people to be able to take care of themselves, Democrats want people to have no other choice but to rely on Government. Period!

DFL Rolls Out Shiny Ball To Distract From MNSure Lies

Monday, April 7th, 2014

After the utter incompetence and bald faced lies of Governor Dayton and the DFLers running MNSure was exposed over the weekend, they were desperate for something to distract Minnesotans with. Hey, why not a billion tax on employers and kick back to their union buds?

DFL leaders make deal to hike the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour

Tied to inflation of course so they never have to actually vote for socialism again.

It is quite astonishing the scope of the coverup of the DFL’s mishandling of MNSure and the Obamacare rollout in Minnesota.

The economic impacts of the DFLs two years of unaccountability and Marxist agenda will be felt for a long long time.

This minimum wage increase is simply another form of redistribution. They don’t care about any of the ramifications.

Its a sad day for Minnesota and the Republic that these wolves are guarding the hen house and no one seems willing to shine a light on their corruptive abuses of power and disrespect for the citizens of Minnesota.

Benghazi: Why Is Obama Not Facing Impeachment?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The countless and endless lies of the Obama Administration are criminal, but the fact that they lied about the deaths of Americans in harm’s way, are immoral. I can’t believe that he and his legion of admin lackies are still occupying the White hOuse let alone not behind bars.

I’m going to miss Congresswoman Bachmann.

Like Kids In The Candy Store – DFL Electioneering Bills Launched

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

No this is not an April Fools joke.

A pair of House proposals is being released to spend a combined $975 million on public works construction projects.

Rather than putting everything into one bill, House Capital Investment Committee Chairwoman Alice Hausman says she’ll introduce two on Tuesday. She says one will contain $850 million worth of proposed borrowing and the other will have $125 million in projects that would be paid in cash.

It’s an unusual tact, but one spurred on in part by the state’s surplus. Lawmakers plan to pay cash for some things to save on interest costs.

There’s also political intrigue. Borrowing bills require three-fifths majorities to pass. A cash bill would require only a simple majority.

By Capital Investment, DFLers mean, making sure their special interests get all the kick backs so they will work for Democrats to maintain control of the Capital.

Heather Todd Announces for MNGOP Secretary

Friday, March 28th, 2014

As most of you probably know, the current MNGOP Secretary Chris Fields has been running for the vacant Deputy Chair position. He announced this week that he is resigning on May 30th regardless of whether he wins or not, creating a vacancy in the Secretary spot allowing activists to elect his replacement at the State Central Meeting in Rochester.

I am proud to inform you that my friend, fellow grassroots activist, and CD6 Deputy Chair Heather Todd is seeking the Secretary position.

Elect Heather Todd for MNGOP Secretary at State Central Committee Meeting on Thursday, May 29th in Rochester.

http://mngop.com/2014-convention-info/

As 20 year resident of Blaine, MN, I have been involved as an activist since 2004 and interested in politics most of my adult life. I am currently the Deputy Chair of CD6 and have had the privilege to help with numerous local and congressional campaigns in recent years. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to join the Executive Team of the MNGOP to continue building the foundation necessary to get great conservative candidates elected to serve us in Washington, St Paul and locally.
The role of the MNGOP Secretary is to effectively communicate MNGOP business at the state level to you the activist, in whatever capacity you serve: To insure that you receive transparent and timely information that will help you be effective in the communities where you serve to affect change. I commit to do just this when you elect me to be the next MNGOP Secretary.

Heather Todd has been endorsed by:

Andy Aplikowski, CD6 Executive Committee
Activist Brad Biers
Kelly Fenton, Former Deputy Chair MNGOP
Representative David FitzSimmons
Activist Rachel Horn
Ramsey County Comissioner Blake Huffman
Former Senator Benjamin Kruse
Stacy Morse, CD6 Executive Committee
Representative Jim Newberger
Activist Anne Neu
Jen Niska, Former Chair, CD6
Jack Rogers, North Metro Tea Party
Representative Tim Sanders
Jim Schottmuller, Former Endorsed Candidate, CD4
Chris Tiedeman, National Committeeman
Anoka County Commissioner Robyn West
Luke Yurczyk, CD6 Chair

You can find her FB campaign page here. Go and like and share it today!

Democrats Easily Tap Into “Seven Figure Checkbooks”

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Another email from the left wing Agenda Project.

 

Hi Andy,

Nancy Pelosi and a few big thinking donors could save the Senate, pick up seats in the House, generate hundreds of millions of dollars of earned media for a progressive economic agenda, and fundamentally re-shape the national political narrative. But only if they move fast enough to seize the best investment opportunity in the political marketplace before it’s too late.

To learn how, read more HERE.

Jump to the story in Huffington Post describing just how easy it is for Democrats to call in the uber rich donors.

Pelosi — and maybe only Pelosi — can close the funding for this critical investment. In addition to being the highest-ranking female political leader in U.S. history; Pelosi is also one of the best fund raisers in the country. Better yet, her San Francisco district puts her smack in the middle of a Silicon Valley culture that understands thinking big and moving fast. The kind of money needed for the ballot initiative can’t be raised in $50-100K checks. There isn’t enough time. Instead a few savvy political investors — ones who are smart enough to recognize the unique leverage of this specific initiative and gutsy enough to be decisive — need to pull out their seven figure checkbooks.

The media narrative that the Republicans are the party of the rich is hogwash. Its time to remind Minnesota voters that a vote for any DFLer running for Congress is a vote for the radical Nancy Pelosi and her friends who like to buy elections and power with their “seven figure checkbooks”.

Central Planning Alert: XCEL’s Adding Generation, But State To Decide Source

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Why can’t XCEL and its customers decide where they get more power from?

Regulators to Decide Solar Power vs. Natural Gas

Created: 03/26/2014 5:35 AM KSTP.com 
By: Jennie Olson

Minnesota utility regulators are deciding between solar power and natural gas for providing additional electricity for Xcel Energy’s 1.2 million customers in the state.

At issue is whether Xcel Energy’s customers would be best served by $250 million in solar power arrays proposed by Geronimo Energy of Edina or by adding generating units at power plants in Burnsville, Cannon Falls or Mankato.

They fail to mention how much adding natural gas generators would cost.

An administrative law judge concluded three months ago that Xcel Energy’s power needs aren’t growing so fast. He recommended Geronimo Energy’s plan to build about 20 solar arrays next to Xcel substations as the best deal.

I wonder if there is a conflict of interest with the law judge. Like he is either a biased environutter or has friends who stand to benefit from the state’s PUC picking the solar panel option.

It wouldn’t be the first time a bunko green energy company was given huge contracts. Remember Solyndra? 

A state commission picking winners and losers is not what freedom looks like.

Democrat Auditor Otto Derelict In Her Duties

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Our current State Auditor Rebecca Otto is derelict in her duties. Via Randy Gilbert’s campaign.

MNsure failures in Ramsey County: Where’s Otto?
An exclusive report by KSTP-TV about the continuing failures of the MNsure computer system and its impact on Ramsey County Financial Assistance Services and its applicants is disturbing and disappointing and has Minnesotans asking, “Where’s Otto?”

The Minnesota State Auditor has one primary job: keep a watchful eye on how $20 billion paid by hard working Minnesotans is spent at all levels of local government, including Ramsey County.

This oversight is critical to ensure the money taken from everyday folks is doing what it is supposed to do and is not misused or wasted.

Without explanation, current State Auditor Rebecca Otto has simply ignored the millions of dollars spent bycounty officials on MNSure, expenditures that all parties now admit have not produced anything near the intended value or results. Whether Otto’s refusal to monitor our resources is a result of a lack of experience or familiarity with the Auditor’s responsibilities, or because she is giving a pass to the people who fund her campaign, we know the lack of an oversight plan from the Auditor has hurt those the program was supposed to help. In the face of these problems, taxpayers and the uninsured have a right to ask, “Where’s Otto?”

Minnesota Deserves Better

State Auditor Candidate Randy Gilbert has been a practicing auditor in the private sector his entire career. He has also served the public as a three-term mayor of Long Lake – the sort of local government that the Auditor reviews for financial soundness. As Auditor, Randy knows an audit in the per-implementation phase may have prevented the chaos now facing Ramsey County and other counties across the state with implementing MNSure.

It isn’t often that the challenger in a race for office is more experienced – both inside and outside of government – than the incumbent. Yet in the race to maintain the fiscal integrity of Minnesota’s state and local government, only Randy Gilbert has the knowledge, experience, and independence to provide all Minnesotans the performance they deserve from their State Auditor.

We know every dollar wasted on a poorly run system is a dollar that could educate our youth, help those with real need, or provide tax relief to everyday Minnesotans. Disappointingly, the number of dollars wasted on a poorly run MNSure program with no oversight by the current State Auditor has grown to unprecedented levels.

So, the next time you see a story about the continuing failures of and resources wasted on MNSure across the state, ask yourself, “Where’s Otto?”

Contribute Today To Restore Leadership to the Auditors Office!

Truth v. Honour ?????

Friday, March 21st, 2014

This.

I’m not so sure MNGOP Delegates are so receptive to the idea of the RGA handpicking our Governor candidate.

The fact is that Dayton is weak. He (or rather his ex-wife) bought the DFL control of the Legislature and they used that power to railroad their radical and destructive “progressive” agenda through. It was mired with mistakes and unintended consequences because Dayton and Democrats’ goals didn’t have to go through the normal deliberative process and scrutiny.

MNSure is the perfect example. Everyone knew it was going to fail, but they did it anyways.

There is no better poster child for an incompetent Democrat Governor then Mark Dayton, to imply that the Republican Governor’s Association is only going to take advantage of that if Scott Honour is the Republican candidate is just plain silly.