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DFL Dysfunction Creates GOP Opportunities

With a toss-up Governor’s race, two races for the U.S. Senate, and four of the country’s most hotly contested Congressional races; Minnesota was already ground zero for the 2018 midterm elections. But recent upheaval within the Minnesota Democrat-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party threatens to stall anti-Trump momentum in the North Star State and create new opportunities for Republican candidates…

Leading Progressive Groups Snub Walz… Again

St. Paul, Minn. – After months of having his progressive credentials questioned by DFL activists, Tim Walz was again passed over by leading progressive voices in the DFL with the SEIU Minnesota State Council and the DFL Progressive Caucus endorsing his opponents over him. The latest endorsement snubs come after Walz failed to secure the…

Ratings Change | Minnesota Governor: Toss Up

St. Paul, Minn. – On the heels of Walz’s continued flip-flops and lurch to the left, Fox News has joined Cook Political and Sabato’s Crystal Ball in moving the gubernatorial race to “Toss Up” from “Lean Democrat.” Minnesota Jobs Coalition Legislative Fund executive director John Rouleau issued the following statement in response.   “With Tim…

MN Jobs Coalition Legislative Fund Response to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board’s Findings Regarding Rep. John Lesch

St. Paul, Minn. – Minnesota Jobs Coalition Legislative Fund Executive Director John Rouleau issued the following statement in response to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board’s findings regarding Rep. John Lesch (DFL-66B) using nearly $9,000 for purposes which “may not be classified as reimbursements for expenses allowed under Minnesota Statutes section 211B.12.” Lesch has received $25,695.91 in public money…

Worst Kept Secret: Failed Minority Leader Thissen “Seriously Thinking About” Gubernatorial Run

St. Paul, Minn. – Minnesota Jobs Coalition Legislative Fund Executive Director John Rouleau issued the following response to a Pioneer Press report that Failed DFL Minority Leader Paul Thissen is considering a run for governor. “After weeks of not-so-cryptic social media posts, Paul Thissen acknowledging he’s considering a run is the least surprising story of…

DFLers Not Ready For Congressman Walz

Congressman Nolan Backers: “Get Into The Race”  St. Paul, Minn. – Minnesota Jobs Coalition Legislative Fund Executive Director John Rouleau issued the following statement in response to 8th Congressional District Chair Justin Perpich’s urging of Congressman Nolan to run for governor in spite of Congressman Walz’s entry to the race. “Another day brings another DFLer…

Former Senior Walz Aide: Coleman Better On Jobs, Education & Racial Equity

Carlbom Takes First Shot As DFL Civil War Begins St. Paul, Minn. – Two days after Congressman Walz (D-Washington Insider) entered the Minnesota gubernatorial race, his former top aide took the opportunity to promote DFL gubernatorial candidate Chris Coleman. Minnesota Jobs Coalition Legislative Fund Executive Director John Rouleau issued the following statement. “Today began Congressman Walz’s long, uncomfortable…

Support For Higher Healthcare Costs Makes Walz Fitting Dayton Successor

St. Paul, Minn. – Minnesota Jobs Coalition Legislative Fund ​Executive Director John Rouleau issued the following statement in response to Tim Walz announcing he will run for Governor in 2018. “Minnesota Democrats are doubling down on the failed policies of the past with Washington insider Tim Walz entering the race for Governor. As Minnesota’s biggest cheerleader…