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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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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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Walz Talks Afghanistan On Hardball

Rep. Tim Walz was on Hardball w/Chris Matthews tonight discussing Afghanistan: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

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A Little Late To The Game…

I noticed an interesting piece in the Star Tribune Politically Connected Section. Titled, GOP Sen. Vitter tries to eliminate automatic pay increases for Congress, I have to wonder if the writer realizes that Senator Vitter is a little late to the game. Nearly two months ago, Ollie Ox at Bluestem Prairie detailed legislation cosponsored by Representative Walz and others that would do this very same thing. There are other members of Congress turning those raises down, Mr. Zea, and they are seeking to block another automatic raise in 2010. It’s just that in Minnesota, you’ll have to read obscure regional bloggers (and the Minnesota Independent) to know that. Last month we posted an entry about how Congressman Walz [was] to continue returning pay raises to … Continue reading

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