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According to the campaign spokesman of former MN State Representative Shelley Madore, currently running for Congress in Minnesota’s Second District, they received a formal response Monday from GOP incumbent Congressman John Kline (R-MN) rejecting an opportunity to debate her in front of a live audience in the Second Congressional District at any time that was convenient to him. “Only 12% of voters believe most members of Congress are more interested in helping people than in helping their own careers. Seventy-six percent (76%)...

Congressman John Kline (R-MN) was conspicuously absent from the Goodhue County United Veterans Organizations “Candidate’s Forum” in his district last night. The forum was not far from where Kline has made his home since relocating from Texas. Do you suppose he didn’t want to have to explain the disconnect between his rhetoric and his votes? Why would a former Marine officer serving in Congress not vote to support funding for Veterans Affairs?  I don’t know; since action speaks louder than words maybe...

Sunday’s Saint Paul Pioneer Press gave a black eye to the Minnesota Virtual High School by revealing they recently terminated Shelley Madore, a candidate for Congress, after she reported taxpayer fraud at the charter school. Madore’s campaign provided little comment about her charges or the school’s reactions, noting the investivation was on-going. Former MN RepresentativeShelley Madore “When I shared it, I was terminated…” former MN State Rep. Shelley Madore Voters in the south Twin Cities...

“Obama’s a muslim who consorts with terrorists. He’ll raise your taxes.” We’ve all heard rhetoric of that sort, and attacks suggesting Obama will turn the IRS into, “a giant welfare agency,” during the current campaign. On Meet the Press this morning (19 Oct 2008) General Colin Powell (Ret.) cited that sort of old-school attack among the reasons that a life-long Republican who served both the Bush presidencies has decided to vote for Senator Barack Obama in the upcoming presidential election. Will Powell’s...