Washington University political scientist Steven Smith joins Midday to explore the latest on the campaign trail, from Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's decision to use private funding to Republican presidential candidate's recent visit with voters it the Midwest.
At a forum in St. Paul Thursday night, presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain drew sharp contrasts between his Democratic opponent Barack Obama and himself.
Presidential candidate John McCain says Tim
Pawlenty has "a very big place" in the Republican Party's future.
But McCain is not saying whether he's considering Minnesota's
governor as a running mate.
About 100 people peacefully demonstrated outside the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday afternoon, during a fund raising event for John McCain. About a dozen more chanted outside McCain's townhall meeting at the Landmark Center in St. Paul.
By law, a law co-sponsored by presidential candidate John McCain, the most you can give a presidential candidate this year is $4,600. But by partnering with the Republican Party, McCain is able to ask Minnesotans to give as much as $50,000 at a fundraiser in Minneapolis on Thursday.
From Polinaut blog: U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that McCain will participate in his second 2008 presidential town hall meeting in St. Paul on Thursday, June 19th, at 7 p.m.
As presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain work toward finding the right running mates, Midday explores the office of the vice presidency and what qualities the candidates might want to see in a potential political partner.
The campaigns for president are shifting from attracting their core base of supporters and are focusing on swing voters.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul plans to hold his own convention in the Twin Cities this September at the same time as the Republican National Convention.
Governor Pawlenty has been a steadfast supporter of U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign thru the twists and turns that have led to McCain's emergence as the presumptive Republican nominee. Through the campaign, Pawlenty's name has been floated as a possible Vice Presidential candidate for McCain. Typically, Pawlenty has been denying his interest in the job and dismissing the talk as hypothetical. Well, the talk heated up again this weekend when Pawlenty opened the door to the possibility, slightly. Bob Collins writes Minnesota Public Radio's News Cut blog and he has been considering the Governor's delicate political dance.