Posted at 9:04 AM on January 28, 2008
by Tom Scheck
Filed under: Daily Digest
The candidates are coming! The candidates are coming! Or maybe it's just some surrogates.
Janet Huckabee, the wife of Mike Huckabee will be in St. Paul and St. Louis Park today campaigning for the former Arkansas Governor.
Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards will campaign in St. Paul and Fargo on Tuesday.
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will campaign in St. Paul on Tuesday on behalf of Illinois Senator Barack Obama.
While the surrogates are coming to Minnesota, some Minnesota based politicos are headed elsewhere. DFL Rep. Betty McCollum was in Kansas to campaign for Obama.
Governor Pawlenty is in Tuscon today to speak to the 11th Annual Electric Utilities Environmental Conference. The speech follows a three day weekend of campaigning in Florida for Arizona Senator John McCain.
The Star Tribune wonders whether ethanol is using too much water.
The Pi Press says U of M tuition will top $10 thousand.
Forum Communications says the state's tight budget doesn't stop outdoor groups from seeking greater funding.
Forum also says budget realities mean schools won't get a huge funding increase.
The Seed show heads to Bemidji.
The Pi Press wonders whether a Woodbury hospital will harm mental health reform.
President Bush delivers his final state of the union. The St. Cloud Times talks with some Minnesota officials about what they want to see in the speech.
Politico writes about how some lawmakers angle themselves to get face time with the president. GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann is mentioned.
The Star Tribune says GOP Rep. Jim Ramstad's legacy is at stake because his mental health parity bill has stalled.
DFL Rep. Collin Peterson says the Farm Bill talks are going nowhere.
The EPA will update reporters on the potentially dangerous vapors in St. Louis Park.
Nelson-Pallmeyer will take his campaign to Bemidji on Tuesday.
Democrat Mike Ciresi made a weekend stop in Brainerd.
Republican Erik Paulsen announced his campaign in the 3rd District. He said he has a history of bipartisan cooperation. I have a feeling that the Democrats will point out that former House Majority Leader took some partisan votes. MPR, the Star Tribune, the Pi Press and AP have stories.
Posted at 12:33 PM on January 28, 2008
by Tom Scheck
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will make a campaign stop in Minnesota ahead of the state's precinct caucuses on February 5th. Obama's Minnesota supporters announced that an appearance is planned Saturday in the Twin Cities, but a time and location have not yet been decided.
Another Democratic presidential hopeful is also stopping in Minnesota this week. John Edwards is scheduled to make a campaign appearance Tuesday in St. Paul.
Posted at 1:41 PM on January 28, 2008
by Tom Scheck
I just got this release saying Ron Paul has hit the airwaves in Minnesota.
I'm still trying to figure out the ad buy, etc.
Update: No Ron Paul ad buy at KSTP-TV or WCCO-TV (No Hillary or John Edwards buys either).
Update to the Update: Remember that this is only a sample of the buy since I can't hit every radio/tv station. This is by no means the entire sample/buy.
Paul did buy ads at KSTP-AM and FM 107. A total of 79 spots at a cost of $4310.
Here's the release:
"Ron Paul is the only Republican committed to win Minnesota"
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - Republican Texas Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul begins to run television and radio ads in Minnesota today. The ads will run focusing on the economy and Ron Paul's unmatched Republican record.
"Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate committed to win Minnesota," says Ron Paul Minnesota State Coordinator, Marianne Stebbins. "The other candidates are not interested in Minnesota as demonstrated by their lack of organization, time, and money spent in the state."
Ron Paul is the only Republican with a Minnesota office. Minnesota is a target state for the Ron Paul Campaign. With eight days until the February 5 Republican caucus, Minnesotans can expect more from the Ron Paul campaign.
"We have the numbers and organization statewide to compete in Minnesota," says Stebbins. "We plan on surprising many people on February 5."