Voter Guide 2018

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Of course, we encourage voting for our endorsed Republican candidates. In addition, we are asked about non-partisan races. Our thoughts are as follows (and those named may be unaware of their inclusion): Matt Flynn County commissioner district 4 Mark Ostrem County Attorney Charlie O’Connell Rochester Mayor Heather Holmes Rochester city council ward 1 Arlo Kroening Rochester city council ward 3 Bruce Kaskubar Rochester school board seat 2 John Eischen Rochester school board seat 4 Greg Gallas Rochester school board seat 6 Unmentioned races are toss-ups, have no challenger, or we have insufficient information to offer a suggestion. Who’s on your ballot? Visit the Secretary of State’s web site and find out. Want a printable version? Here’s a PDF.

Election Judges

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Election judges: it’s perfectly legal to inquire about the political affiliation of fellow judges. See 204B.21 Subd.3.

Jeff Johnson responds to T-Paw’s pathetic TV ad

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From Jeff Johnson’s web site: (highly recommended for the whole story) Tim Pawlenty deliberately decided to take our primary race in a nasty (and dishonest) direction. … He poses four ridiculous allegations: Dishonest Claim #1: Jeff is a “tax and spend career politician.” Truth: I have a 95% lifetime rating with the Minnesota Taxpayers’ League (one of the highest in legislative history). I’ve signed the Minnesota Taxpayers’ Pledge not to raise taxes – Tim says he will not. I’ve NEVER voted to raise taxes and will veto any budget as governor that is larger than the last. Dishonest Claim #2: “As a Hennepin County Commissioner, Johnson didn’t just vote for a massive property tax increase, he proposed one.” Truth: In 2009, the county board set its maximum property …

Obama took lying to new heights with the Iran deal

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Source: The Washington Post In other words, the Obama administration: (1) told Congress it would not allow Iran access to U.S. financial institutions; (2) issued a special license allowing Iran to do exactly that; (3) unsuccessfully pressured U.S. banks to help Iran; (4) lied to Congress and the American people about what it had done; (5) admitted in internal emails that these efforts “exceeded” U.S. obligations under the nuclear deal; (6) sent officials, including bank regulators, around the world to urge foreign financial institutions to do business with Iran; and (7) promised that they would get nothing more than a slap on the wrist for violating U.S. sanctions.