Category Archives: MN House District 14A

Dan Severson "Family & Fun" Page…

On the Dan Severson homepage, you may find a link to his “Family & Fun” page. In amongst pictures of the Severson family you will find what passes for “fun” in the mind of Representative Dan Severson: If you click on the link you can download the “funny” movie clip which is actually an illegally made clip. The clip itself is, at best, racially insensitive portrayal of a man of Arab descent getting into a VW car only to blow himself up. From the New York Times: The spot was sent to the London office of DDB Worldwide, a Volkswagen roster agency, by two people known as Lee and Dan. “We had no part in disseminating it,” said Annouchka Behrmann, public relations director at DDB … Continue reading

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Rob Jacobs Gets A Bus…

Rob Jacobs, DFL candidate for House District 14A, has a refurbished bus that he is bringing to all of his parade appearances. If you are interested in helping the Jacobs campaign, try walking in one or more of these parades: June 18, Wednesday, Foley Fun Days Parade-6:30 pm June 27, Friday, Sauk Rapids, River Days Parade-6 pm June 28, Saturday, St Cloud Granite Days Parade 6:30 pm July 4, Friday, St Joe Parade 10 am July 12, Saturday, Holdingford Daze Parade 10 am June 26 Saturday, Gilman Parade August 16 Saturday, Rice Parade, 3:00 pm Check out the bus:

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When Legislators OR Legislative Assistants Attack!

Yesterday I wrote a piece about the Your Turn article in the St. Cloud Times by DFL candidate for House District 14A, Rob Jacobs. As is typical with many of the things I write critical of local Republicans, my friend Gary Gross stopped by to offer his perspective. While he and I have our disagreements at least he offers up substantive arguments rather than baseless attacks. In contrast, today I found an anonymous commenter had left a message attacking myself and Rob Jacobs. Bring your boy against Rep. Severson in a debate. I can’t wait for that impending disaster from your man crush. Now I will go shame myself for commenting on your blog and giving you the impression that anybody cares what you write. … Continue reading

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Rob Jacobs Takes The Fight To Severson

Ever since my conversation with Rob Jacobs, DFL candidate for House District 14A, I have been increasingly impressed with his willingness to pull no punches and go after Dan Severson on the issues that matter most to the people of the district. While Severson relegates himself to wedge issues, Jacobs has been hammering away at him on issues such as property taxes and overall tax equity. It comes as no surprise that Severson would be opposed to tax fairness given that he is opposed to most fairness. From the St. Cloud Times: Your turn: Under Severson, wealthy don’t pay a fair share By Rob JacobsCandidate, House 14A On April 30, House 14A Rep. Dan Severson wrote about what he called a “steady stream of substantial … Continue reading

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Rob Jacobs (DFL) Gets A Website…

A while back I had the pleasure of having a sit down with Rob Jacobs, DFL candidate for House District 14A. In that conversation I asked Mr. Jacobs if he had created a campaign website and he indicated that it was in the process and would be soon in coming. Unfortunately, I have been absent from the blogosphere and have so far been unable to check back in with the Jacobs campaign. It appears that, in my absence, Mr. Jacobs has gotten his site up and running. Check it out… Jacobs is an active volunteer in the community as well as within his church community. He is also an AFSCME member and President of his local. The credentials he offers (including the fact that he … Continue reading

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