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The Completely Accurate 2012 MN Election Prediction Poll

Yesterday I was asked to make some predictions about election contests here in Minnesota. I did that HERE but thought I would turn this into a larger prediction contest so here we go: Take a moment and predict who you believe will win each of the following contests. This is NOT a poll of who you WANT to win each contest but rather who you EXPECT to win. Use the comment section for any extra predictions you have or to officially register your entry so we know who took up the challenge…  

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How Many “Bills” Has YOUR MN Congressperson “Passed”?

Earlier today a tweet scrolled across my tweetdeck by a user named “Mad Voter in MN CD4” that caught my interest. The user, I assume a conservative, asked the Minnesota DFL Party and Democrats in general, I assume, to count the number of “bills” passed by Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum who represents the 4th Congressional District. The implication being that McCollum is ineffective due to the perceived lack of “bills” passed. Given the limitations of twitter and its 140 character limit, the tweet did not define what types of bills or legislation or amendments were acceptable to “Mad Voter” nor did the tweet address whether they truly believed whether the number of bills passed by a member of Congress was the best metric for effectiveness. … Continue reading

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Keith Ellison: Michele Bachmann Wants Women “Back In The Kitchen” And “Pregnant”

I have a fairly strict policy here at Outstate Politics of ignoring the various actions and antics of Representative Michele Bachmann. Partly because I would rather use my energies focusing on state politics but mostly because it seems a futile exercise to cover a woman over saturated in coverage anyway. However, I am going to make an exception here because it involves another member of the Minnesota delegation calling out Bachmann and her extremism. This week, Representative Ellison (D) attended a conference for an organization known as Campus Progress. This organization works for “progressive solutions” by getting young people involved in various forms of activism. Ellison delivered a speech about organizing both on and off campus and called these young people another generation of activists … Continue reading

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Representative Ellison Supports Limited Force In Libya

Representative Ellison (D) supports United States involvement and the use of limited force in the Libyan conflict. Ellison justified the conflict by saying, DO WE WANT TO SIGNAL TO OTHER MURDEROUS DICTATORS WHILE THE PEOPLE ARE STANDING UP FOR DEMOCRACY THAT THEY HAVE A FREE HAND TO SLAUGHTER THEIR PUBLIC?

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PAYGO – A Path to Deficit Reduction

Speaker Pelosi spoke on the House floor today in strong support of pay-as-you-go legislation, which requires Congress to offset the costs of tax cuts or increases in entitlement spending with savings elsewhere in the budget, thereby restoring fiscal discipline to the federal government. The legislation passed by a vote of 233 to 187 and will now be sent to President Obama for his signature into law. Learn more about the bill: www.speaker.gov

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