My hometown paper did a nice story on my election as a Republican national delegate. Check it out byclicking here or scrolling down.
Pine City well represented at Republican convention
Two young men from Pine City, Rudy Takala and Joe Wolf, made waves at the Republican Party of Minnesota’s state convention on May 19, and one is heading to the Republican National Convention as a delegate.
Takala will represent Minnesota along with 39 other delegates in Tampa, Fla.
Parties report caucus results
Both Democrats and Republicans turned out on Feb. 7 in Pine County to take part in Minnesota Caucus 2012
In the race for the Republican nomination for president, Rick Santorum was the nonbinding winner in Pine County.
With a total of 277 Republicans voting. Santorum received 126 votes; Ron Paul received 82 votes; Mitt Romney received 40 votes; and Newt Gingrich received 29
The Pine County Republicans reported that there were 52 delegates and 57
(Click hereif you have a subscription to PIM and would like to read it there. Otherwise read it here): The short knives are out in the Republican Party. Former GOP deputy chairMichael Brodkorbharshly criticized 2010 gubernatorial nomineeTom Emmerat Saturday’s State Central Committee gathering. “I think Republicans nominated the one candidate who couldn’t possibly win in 2010,” Brodkorbtold Minnesota Public Radio.
The comments indicate ongoing tensions over the conduct of the 2010 campaign.
Paul Demko of the St. Paul Legal Ledger/Capitol Report quoted me in a couple of brief instances in his recent story, "Endorsement battles may loom for GOP moderates." You may view it byclicking hereor by scrolling down right here.
Endorsement battles may loom for GOP moderates
There is a lot of uncertainty about the 2012 legislative election season. Most significantly, nobody knows exactly what legislative districts will look like when the redistricting process — which is expected to drag on into February or March — is finally completed.
There was a, shall we say, thought-provoking letter in my hometown newspaper a few days ago talking about my past campaign for the Minnesota House. I may not concur with all of it, but it is an interesting read nonetheless!
To the editor:
This is gonna leave a mark! I have to publicly apologize to Rudy Takala for voting against him by voting for Crawford. This means I also must publicly admit I voted for Crawford. The shame and guilt I feel!