I saw it in the Sun Current, in a story titled “Congressman Erik Paulsen talks taxes.” It’s about another photo op Paulsen’s pals at various Chambers of Commerce set up at a local company. One topic was the subject of Bush The Lesser’s tax cuts. Here’s what He Whom Talks Like Ramstad But Votes Like Bachmann had to say:

“If I had to predict, unfortunately, given Congress’ track record of leadership, this is all going to be the week of Dec. 25,” Paulsen said. “Right? I mean it’s going to get pushed out. Because Congress acts on deadlines, unfortunately.

“And then, at that time you’ll see the media sort of accentuate, you know, it’ll all get played out about the sort of the challenges coming at the end of the year. … I can see the scenario building, and it’s predictable from that sense. And, we should be dealing with it right now.”

Which is kind of funny. Here’s why: Paulsen was selected to a Party Leadership Position in 2009.

That’s vintage Paulsen, folks: trashing the leadership you’re part of, but not mentioning your role in said leadership. One reason Congress has such a low approval rating is “leaders” like Erik Paulsen.

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

I walked out to the mailbox two weeks ago, and there it was – a big ol’ (12 x 8 1/2 inch!), full color mailer marked “PUBLIC DOCUMENT — OFFICIAL BUSINESS — This mailing was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense.” It was, of course, from career politician Erik Paulsen.

And what was so important in that “PUBLIC DOCUMENT — OFFICIAL BUSINESS” that career politician Erik Paulsen wanted to share – at taxpayer expense? “A tidal wave of spending and debt is upon us” Well, that “tidal wave of spending” is fueled by Postage Stamp Paulsen’s wasteful abuse “use” of the Congressional Frank.

Yesterday I walked out to the mail box, and there was ANOTHER full color mailer marked “PUBLIC DOCUMENT — OFFICIAL BUSINESS — This mailing was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense” – sent from (you guessed it!) career politician Erik Paulsen – let’s look!


(direct link)

WOW!!! there, on the front: “A Report from Congressman ERIK PAULSEN”!!!

What was so special, that “Congressman ERIK PAULSEN” wanted to report to yours truly (and my nighbors) at taxpayer expense? Let’s look!!!


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“Recently, I visited Cedar Ridge Elementary, and had the chance to meet with students in Mr. Terwillger’s 1st grade class. I enjoyed spending time with students of the class and reading the book House mouse, Senate mouse.”

STOP THE PRESSES! ALERT THE MEDIA!!!

Career politician Erik Paulsen read a book with a 1st grade class, and thinks that’s a worthy enough event to be worthy of “A Report from Congressman ERIK PAULSEN” to send to taxpayers – at taxpayer expense.

It’s time to send career politician Erik Paulsen to the private sector, where he won’t be able to waste taxpayer money, any more.

Link here to help do just that.

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Some of the previous coverage of career politician Erik Paulsen abusing “using” taxpayer money and the franking privilege:

“Postage Stamp Paulsen: Back In Action Again!”, dated 20 May 2012

“What’s So Funny About This Picture Of Erik Pauslen?”, dated 18 April 2012

“Paulsen uses taxpayer money to play campaign-season games”, dated 09 April 2009

“More on Paulsen’s franking/game-playing”, dated 10 April 2009

“AP: Paulsen 3rd in Congress for mass communications spending”,dated 26 March 2010

“Postage-Stamp Paulsen Sends Another Mailer”, dated 31 March 2010

“Erik Paulsen And The Times-News Editorial”, dated 13 April 2010

“Did Postage-Stamp Paulsen Really Send Out ANOTHER Mailer?”, dated 16 April 2010

“Paulsen WINS – Most Franked Mail – Minnesota Division – First Quarter 2011″, dated 12 June 2011

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

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I spent most of yesterday watching Twitter traffic relating to the Deadbeat MnGOP’s State Convention in St. Cloud, where there was plenty of bleating about “fiscal responsibility.” Yeah, “right.” One tweet I sent: How pathetic has the #MnGOP become? When asking if they paid their #mngop12 tab before splitting town is a serious question. #StribPol

So I go out to the mailbox yesterday, and what do I find in it? A 12 x 8 1/2 inch, full color “PUBLIC DOCUMENT — OFFICIAL BUSINESS — This mailing was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense” sent from none other than Postage Stamp Paulsen.

This is the front – and at 12 inches by 8 1/2 inches, it’s too big to make a full scan of it, let alone a full screenshot – let’s look!

Hey, if Paulsen’s past record of “spen(ding) more than any of his Gopher State colleagues on printing and publications, as well as sending out unsolicited mail” is any prediction on what ol’ Postage Stamp has planned for, in this cycle, well – I guess we ARE in for a tidal wave of taxpayer paid mailers, here in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District…

Here’s a screenshot from the back side o’ Postage Stamp’s taxpayer paid “Public Document”…

“Government spending is out of control.”??!? No, it’s Paulsen’s spending that is out of control.

“…eliminate wasteful federal programs.”??!? You mean, like, the program that lets Paulsen send out “thinly veiled re-election entreaties” and got Paulsen named – by name! – in an editorial in Herdersonveille, North Carolina? A link to the full editorial is below; here’s the ending line:

Such spending should be eliminated. If politicians want to send glossy, self-promoting pamphlets about themselves, they can pay for them themselves.

And it’s not like Paulsen can’t afford to pay for these mailers himself; his latest FEC Campaign Finance Filing shows Paulsen’s sitting on almost $1.3 million.

Look, Erik Paulsen first door knocked me back in 1994; I didn’t like his politics then and I dam sure don’t like them now. Link to Act Blue and help out Brian Barnes beat Paulsen this November.

Now, way back, up on top of this post, there’s a .gif that morphs from Paulsen to Bachmann. That’s because when the question is asked: “How did Paulsen vote on the (fill in the blank) issue?” the correct answer is: “That’s easy to find out; check Bachmann’s voting record!!!”

But when it comes to wasting taxpayer money with self-serving “thinly veiled re-election entreaties” — Paulsen’s in a league of his own.

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Some of the previous coverage, of Paulsen abusing “using” taxpayer money and the franking privilege:

“What’s So Funny About This Picture Of Erik Pauslen?”, dated 18 April 2012

“Paulsen uses taxpayer money to play campaign-season games”, dated 09 April 2009

“More on Paulsen’s franking/game-playing”, dated 10 April 2009

“AP: Paulsen 3rd in Congress for mass communications spending”,dated 26 March 2010

“Postage-Stamp Paulsen Sends Another Mailer”, dated 31 March 2010

“Erik Paulsen And The Times-News Editorial”, dated 13 April 2010

“Did Postage-Stamp Paulsen Really Send Out ANOTHER Mailer?”, dated 16 April 2010

“Paulsen WINS – Most Franked Mail – Minnesota Division – First Quarter 2011″, dated 12 June 2011

I’m sure there’s more; this is just from a quick google search – stay tuned!

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

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I got it off of a tweet by a GOPer; it was hanging at the GOP CD3 Convention last Saturday in Edina. Look real close, in the lower right-hand corner…

“Spend Less!”

Yeah, “right.” I wonder what THAT banner cost??!?

Paulsen flew that banner last Saturday, and what does The St. Cloud Times report the very next day? Let’s look!

House spending reflects priorities
Bachmann spends on offices; Cravaack on travel, supplies

WASHINGTON — Rep. Michele Bachmann spent more on maintaining her congressional offices in 2011 than any other Minnesota member of the House of Representatives.

Rep. Erik Paulsen spent more than any of his Gopher State colleagues on printing and publications, as well as sending out unsolicited mail.

And freshman Rep. Chip Cravaack led the delegation in spending in three categories: equipment, supplies and travel.

Those are some of the highlights from a review of the House Statement of Disbursements for the final quarter of 2011. The three-volume, 2,794-page document is a window to how much tax dollars lawmakers spent in nine categories.
(emphasis added, more, here)

Let’s repeat that:

“Rep. Erik Paulsen spent more than any of his Gopher State colleagues on printing and publications, as well as sending out unsolicited mail.”

No surprise there!

Erik Paulsen, R=Bachmann, is notorious for, well, I won’t say “abusing” the franking privilege, but: I don’t have to! Somebody else will!!! This is from an editorial, naming Paulsen by name, from North Carolina – yes, North Carolina!

The idea that a representative would use as much as one third of his office budget, money meant to be spent in ways that benefit constituents, on thinly veiled re-election entreaties, is unconscionable. It’s an inappropriate use of the funds, and it presents an unfair advantage for incumbents.

Such spending should be eliminated. If politicians want to send glossy, self-promoting pamphlets about themselves, they can pay for them themselves.

You can read the whole thing, in a post entitled “Erik Paulsen And The Times-News Editorial”, dated 13 April 2010.

And once again, what does Paulsen’s banner say?

“Spend Less!”

Well, maybe YOU have to; sure seems like Paulsen doesn’t.

Because, today’s GOP believes in fiscal restraint – BY OTHERS. Them? Not so much.

Oh, and “how did Paulsen vote on the (fill in the blank) issue?” “That’s easy; just check Bachmann’s voting record!”

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Some of the previous coverage, of Paulsen abusing “using” taxpayer money and the franking privilege:

“Paulsen uses taxpayer money to play campaign-season games”, dated 09 April 2009

“More on Paulsen’s franking/game-playing”, dated 10 April 2009

“AP: Paulsen 3rd in Congress for mass communications spending”,dated 26 March 2010

“Postage-Stamp Paulsen Sends Another Mailer”, dated 31 March 2010

“Erik Paulsen And The Times-News Editorial”, dated 13 April 2010

“Did Postage-Stamp Paulsen Really Send Out ANOTHER Mailer?”, dated 16 April 2010

“Paulsen WINS – Most Franked Mail – Minnesota Division – First Quarter 2011″, dated 12 June 2011

I’m sure there’s more; this is just from a quick google search – stay tuned!

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

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Last Saturday (April 14th), the CD 3 GOP had their Endorsing Convention – and to no surprise, they selected career politician Erik Paulsen, R=Bachmann for another term. I noted a tweet by Derek Brigham – who at that time, was on the GOP CD3 Executive Committee; more on that later) – where Paulsen told the gathered faithful “I will not be out-hustled.” That reminded me of what I wrote when Paulsen first announced for Congress back in ’08, which I reposted yesterday: Deja Vu All Over Again: “The Hustler”.

I actually wrote two posts back in ’08, immediately after Paulsen announced. It’s worth going back and taking a look at them again, especially after we recently compared the voting records of career politician Erik Paulsen, R=Bachmann, and, well, Michele Bachmann. In somewhat of a surprise, Paulsen toes the party line even more than Bachmann! OpenCongress.org also noted:

Michele Bachmann and Erik Paulsen have voted together 2723 times on roll call votes since January, 2007 in votes where neither abstained, representing a voting similarity of 92%

Which is exactly why I’m bringing up the 2nd post I wrote 4 years ago, about Paulsen — let’s look!

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The “New! And Improved!!” Erik Paulsen
Submitted by TwoPuttTommy on January 28, 2008 – 9:45am.

Folks, you just can’t make this up – Erik Paulsen claiming to have, and I quote from his press release: “…years of working in bipartisan fashion, across the aisle, to get results in the business world and in the Minnesota legislature.”

ROFLMAO!!!!!

Just who does Erik Paulsen think he’s kidding??!?

ERIK PAULSEN, working in a “bipartisan fashion”??!? Those two belong together the same way “George W. Bush” and “articulate” do. Well, more like: “don’t.”

I was at Paulsen’s formal campaign announcement, and it was surreal. Now, most professional media types will tell you 1:30 on a Sunday afternoon is NOT when you want to have an announcement – not if you want to have a lot of media attention, that is.

And for this “major” event in a major race, I saw only one TV camera there. When I arrived, I asked the friendly folks at the check-in table for a media kit – and nobody knew where they were, or even who had them. After a half hour of asking volunteers for the kit, and even just who was the media contact, a volunteer brought me a one page press release.

I asked the cameraman if he had received a media kit; and he said his “media kit” consisted of the same as mine – a one-page press release.

That’s hardly what one would expect from a candidate wanting to get his message out – unless, perhaps, a candidate simply doesn’t want to get his message out. And quite frankly, with Erik Paulsen’s highly partisan past, it strongly occurs to me that he simply doesn’t want to be questioned about what he says. How else does one explain a one-page press release by a major party candidate for a seat in Congress?

There were no questions after Paulsen’s “I will represent the common sense values of Minnesota families…” sound-bite laden address.

Excuse me? I thought Paulsen was running to represent the THIRD DISTRICT’S families. And he’s claiming “common sense”? Common sense should tell people to question Mr. Paulsen very, Very, VERY closely about what he says – like what he said about “civility in politics”, and how he learned this lesson from “his friend and mentor, Jim Ramstad.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’ll be the first to recognize the genuine civility Jim Ramstad has graciously shown throughout his career.

And I’ll also be the first to say Erik Paulsen is no Jim Ramstad, in the civility department or, for that matter, just about any other department. If Erik wanted a lesson on incivility, all he would have to do is go to his party’s local website, which is the epitome of incivility. This website, which represents Paulsen locally, has a documented record of incivility and distortion. Just who does Paulsen think he’s fooling?

And in his quest to ditch his record for the “New! And Improved!!” label, Erik Paulsen correctly stated that Congress is broken. What Erik Paulsen neglected to say is that government is broken because of blind partisanship as practiced by the ilk of him here in Saint Paul, and John Kline in Washington.

Quite frankly, Paulsen – the former state house GOP majority leader – claiming to want to work to fix the Congress that republicans broke, defies credibility. Paulsen rose to power by being part of the system; Ramstad never rose to prominence because he refused to compromise his values. There’s a reason Jim Ramstad, first elected to congress in 1990, never rose to a leadership position, while Roy Blunt of Missouri, first elected in 1996, has.

And that reason is partisanship – Blunt personifies partisanship in Washington, while Ramstad personifies bi-partisanship. And Paulson’s record is clear; he has personified partisanship in Saint Paul.

Erik Paulsen – “new, and improved”? Not a chance.

All in all, Erik Paulsen’s performance yesterday, in stealth mode and by design, just goes to show once again why reasonable citizens simply cannot trust republiCon leadership.

(MnBlue.com, 28 January 2008)

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OK, to recap: 4 years ago, Paulsen claimed he’d work in a “bi-partisan” manner, should he be elected.

And what’s he done, since getting elected?

Toe the party line even more than Bachmann!

And that’s just today’s example, from the archives, of why “You Couldn’t Trust The GOP Then, You Still Can’t Now, And Tomorrow Won’t Be Any Different”.

In the days and weeks and months ahead, we’ll be taking a very Very VERY close look at what career politician Erik Paulsen has said, and what he’s done.

In the mean time, remember this: want to know how Paulsen voted on any given issue? That’s easy; check Bachmann’s voting record!

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

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Yesterday at the Minnesota DFL Congressional District 3 Convention in Edina, Delegates selected Brian Barnes on the very first ballot. Going into the Convention, I had been predicting Barnes in two, maybe three ballots. I think what pushed the few undecided Delegates over to Barnes were the introduction speech by Randi & Phil Reitan and then Barnes’ speech – which had almost everyone in the auditorium standing and yelling and clapping!

I’m tellin’ ya – it was a Barnes-Burner!!!

What was pleasantly surprising, and demonstrates the unity of the opposition to career politician Erik Paulsen, R=Bachmann, is Sharon Sund’s gracious concession speech calling for just that – unity. This unity was demonstrated by how many of her supporters stayed to the very end of the concession – LONG after their candidate had lost.

Why such unity? A – both sides ran good – and clean! – campaigns; B – both sides understand the horrible representation in the 3rd CD by career politician Erik Paulsen, R=Bachmann. Indeed, one thing Sharon Sund repeated often: “Erik Paulsen may say he’s a moderate – but he votes like Michele Bachmann.”

And indeed Paulsen does – let’s look!

OK, the key statistic in that screen shot is “Bachmann votes with party: 91%; Paulsen votes with party 93%’

Yes, Gentle Readers – Paulsen toes the party line even more than Bachmann!

And how closely do those two vote alike? Again, let’s look!

Michele Bachmann and Erik Paulsen have voted together 2723 times on roll call votes since January, 2007 in votes where neither abstained, representing a voting similarity of 92%

(source: OpenCongress.org)

So when someone asks”Well, how did Paulsen vote on that issue?” – clearly, an accurate response is: “Hey – just check Bachmann’s voting record!!!”

The .gif to the right (and with Paulsen, it’s apropos it’s WAY to the right) is courtesy of the amazing Tild – and as the above demonstrates, it’s entirely accurate. This election is about a far-right career politician – Erik Paulsen – and the not only far-right but far-WRONG Republican Party that represents the Top 1%, and a Progressive Candidate – Brian Barnes – that will represent The 99%.

Link here to contribute $$$ to Brain Barnes – every buck counts when the object of the mission is to retire a corporate-controlled, career-politician like Erik Paulsen, R=Bachmann.

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

There are now 222 Co-Sponsors – and finally – FINALLY – Paulsen is one of ‘em. To be fair, “Bachmann” nor “Cravaack” nor “Kline” aren’t. In a nutshell, the bill in question – Congressman Tim Walz’ “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act” – would make illegal behavior by Members of Congress that already is illegal for virtually everyone else. For instance, the kind of trading behavior that landed Martha Stewart in ClubFed.

For a more in-depth look at this bill, see the Wall Street Journal’s “Congress Pushing Curb On Trading”. The status quo eems to work for Members of Congress, yes?

Now, this is simple math: 435 House Members and 222 Co-sponsors means over half – HALF – of the House support this bill. And there are well over 70 GOPers that co-sponsored the bill. and again, to be fair, while Paulsen finally saw the light/felt the heat, neither “Bachmann” nor “Cravaack” nor “Kline” are among them.

So what’s a GOPer Party Boss to do, when a bill with over half the votes needed for passage are co-sponsors?

Why, exactly what House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-VA did: kill a scheduled vote.

Way back in January of 2008, when Paulsen announced he was running, the very first line of his press release said, and I quote: “Saying ‘Congress is broken, I will work to fix it,’ Erik Paulsen….”. That, Ladies and Gentlemen, is a promise by then-candidate Erik Paulsen.

If there was ever a time for Erik Paulsen to stand up and finally keep a promise, Tim Walz’ STOCK Act is it. Paulsen needs to stand up to the House GOPer Bosses and the GOP’s Boardroom Base and do what’s right: help get this bill passed. Paulsen needs to pay attention to Main Street – NOT Wall Street. Paulsen needs to help pass this law making what’s illegal for virtually everyone else also illegal for Members of Congress – like himself.

Don’t hold your breath. Paulsen knows which street butters his bread.

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Previous posts on this subject:

“Congressional Insider Trading Bill: 99 Co-Sponsors And None Of Them Named Paulsen” by TPT 28 November 2011

“Two GOPers Co-sponsor Tim Walz’ STOCK Act – And Neither Is Named Paulsen” by TPT 16 November 2011

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

Update – 09 December 2011: here are now 222 Co-Sponsors – and finally – FINALLY – Paulsen is one of ‘em. To be fair, “Bachmann” nor “Cravaack” nor “Kline” aren’t.

Update – 08 December 2011: there are now 202 Co-Sponsors – and still, none of them are named “Paulsen”. Well, to be fair: none are named “Bachmann” nor “Cravaack” nor “Kline”…

Update – 07 December 2011: there are now 180 Co-Sponsors

Update – 03 December 2011: there are now 153 Co-Sponsors

Update #2 – 02 December 2011: The House Financial Services Committee website now lists a hearing on December 6th.

Update – 02 December 2011: there are now 141 Co-Sponsors — and a Star Tribune editorial, too.

Update – 01 December 2011: there are now 131 Co-Sponsors

Update – 30 November 2011: there are now 117 Co-Sponsors — and still, none of them are named “Paulsen.” Well, to be fair: none are named “Bachmann” nor “Cravaack” nor “Kline”…

It’s been a half a month since “60 Minutes” ran a story on national TV: “Congress: Trading stock on inside information?” In that half a month, 90 U.S. Representatives in Congress have added their names to a Bill (H.R. 1148) Tim Walz, MN-01 introduced last March – including 21 GOPers. None of the now 99 Co-Sponsors (now including 22 GOPers) are named “Erik Paulsen, MN-03.”

This bill really isn’t controversial; what it would do is make it illegal for Members of Congress to make security trades (stocks, etc) based on information gained in the performance of their official duties- it would make illegal the same kind of behavior that landed, for instance, Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling of ENRON infamy seats behind the defendant’s table in a Courtroom.

This bill would make illegal behavior by Members of Congress that already is illegal for virtually everyone else.

So, what’s Paulsen’s excuse for not signing on? As best as I can tell, his only public statement was released through a representative a week ago (Nov. 18th):

Referring to hearings scheduled in the House to look into the issue, Rep. Erik Paulsen’s spokesman Tom Erickson wrote, “To operate effectively, Congress must have the trust of the American people. Erik supports disclosure and is looking forward to hearing what the bipartisan Financial Services Committee thinks.” (mpr.org)

Except don’t expect any hearings from that “bi-partisan” committee any time soon. Even though the Committee chair, GOPer Spencer Bachus, sent a letter to Ranking Member Barney Frank on November 17th stating it was “his intention” to schedule a hearing on December 6th, the committee’s website doesn’t list a hearing – and a press release from the committee on November 22nd doesn’t have the bill on the schedule for the week of December 12th.

Walz’ Bill currently has 99 co-sponsors – including one Republican Member of that Financial Services Committee – Walter Jones from North Carolina. Rep. Jones co-sponsored well over a month before the “60 Minutes” story broke. Over a half a month after the story broke, Paulsen hasn’t – and if he’s waiting for a hearing (that may or may not happen) to decide to co-sponsor a bill that would require the Congress to be like virtually everyone that isn’t in Congress, he might be waiting a long time.

Here’s what Brian Barnes, who is seeling the DFL endorsement to challenge Paulsen next November, had to say:

“It’s been a week and a half since the representative’s office promised Minnesotans that Erik Paulsen is determined to help Congress ‘operate effectively.’ But to date, he hasn’t been willing to lend his support to Tim Walz’s STOCK Act, a bill that would prevent members of Congress from engaging in the type of insider trading that would land businesspeople in jail.

“Ninety-nine members of the House of Representatives have signed on as supporters of this important legislation—including some of the chamber’s most liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans.

“I wish I could say I’m shocked that Rep. Paulsen hasn’t joined this bi-partisan group of lawmakers in doing the right thing, but I’m not. He hasn’t led in his nearly two-decade career in the Minnesota Legislature and the Congress. So it’s no surprise that he hasn’t done anything over the last 10 days to move the ball forward on the kind of transparency he claims to support.

“As usual, it’s all talk and no walk from a congressman who’s too busy cashing checks from Wall Street and awaiting marching orders from his Inside-the-Beltway handlers.”

I’m not shocked either.

When Paulsen announced to run for Congress, in January 2008, the very first line of his press release at that announcement read:

‘Congress is broken, I will work to fix it.’

No, career-politician Erik Paulsen won’t.

And his refusal to co-sponsor this bill is but one example. It’s also an example of where Paulsen’s loyalties lie: his Boardroom Base.

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject; comments welcome there)

There’s a reason the New Hampshire Gazette has Willard Mitt Romney listed in it’s “Chickenhawk Hall Of Shame.”

And stuff like this is going to keep Romney in it:

Maybe some enterprising main-stream media type will ask if John Kline, Erik Paulsen, Michele Bachmann & Chip Cravaack are in with Mitt on this scheme to screw veterans for corporate gain?

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

There are two announced DFL candidates to take on GOPer Erik Bachmann Michele Paulsen Erik Paulsen in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District – Sharon Sund of Plymouth and Brian Barnes of Edina.

To help ensure the defeat of Paulsen, who claims he’s a moderate but acts like a teabagger, the DFL’s 3rd CD is hosting a fundraiser & Silent Auction tomorrow, Saturday, in Wayzata! Hey – just $35 gets you in the door – where you can bid on some fabulous items!

Personally, Im going to be bidding on a breakfast with DFL Party Chair Ken Martin.

This is a great chance to meet the candidates and help with that essential campaign resource: money.

If you can’t make it, but want to help, you can donate directly to the candidates via ActBlue. Click here for Sharon Sund and/or click here for Brian Barnes.

Both Sharon and Brian are great people with compelling stories; it’s going to be interesting to see who builds the best campaign.

Visit their campaign websites for more info: SharonSund.com and Barnes.mn.

And hopefully, I’ll see you tomorrow night!

(graphic via the amazing Tild!)

(cross posted at MnProgressiveProject.com; comments welcome there)

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