A bigger mandate than it seems?

In analysis by Bruce Kaskubar0 Comments

Thirty-Six Electoral Votes were handed to Hillary Clinton by those who voted for Johnson and McMullin instead of Trump: Colorado (9) Maine At-Large (2) Minnesota (10) New Hampshire (4) New Mexico (5) Nevada (6) That’s not to say that those who voted for Johnson or McMullin would have ever voted for Trump but Clinton’s blue margins of victory in those six places were less than the votes garnered by the red, third party, candidates. Giving Michigan to Trump, where he leads but has not been called, the apparent Electoral Vote result is: 232 for Clinton (43%) 306 for Trump (57%) Swapping the results of the six areas with red “spoilers” makes the result: 196 for Team Blue (36%) 342 for Team Red (64%) Yes, similarly, Stein’s votes could …

2016 Voter Guide

In commentary by Bruce Kaskubar

Our Olmsted Republican headquarters and Executive committee members often receive questions from voters regarding recommended candidates for various offices. Here, we have our formally endorsed Republican candidates and other mentioned candidates based on recommendations reached by discussions at our Executive and Central committees. Some recommended candidates are not included per their request. Some were not contacted and don’t know they’re on this list. These recommendations do not include every race to be seen on your ballot. To see a facsimile of the ballot you will see at your polling place, visit the Secretary of State’s My Ballot web site.We’ve been surprised to hear that some people think they have to vote for every item on the ballot or have their ballot discarded as spoiled. That is incorrect. Each voter can …

DFL rule in Minnesota created the MNsure mess

In analysis, news by Bruce Kaskubar0 Comments

Greg Davids hits a couple nails on their heads regarding health care insurance in Minnesota. When a doctor commits malpractice, you don’t hire that same doctor to fix the problem they created. Source: Rep. Greg Davids: DFL rule in Minnesota created the MNsure mess

Hagedorn MPR interview

In audio, interview by Bruce Kaskubar0 Comments

Tim Walz backed out of a Minnesota Public Radio debate. Jim Hagedorn went it alone and fielded a series of “gotcha” questions from the host. He went on offense and stood up for our beliefs and values, offered his solutions to many of America’s most pressing challenges and highlighted Walz’s failed partisan record. The debate-turned-interview can be found on the MPR web site. It’s not too late to help Jim spread his message. Visit his web site and donate.