Matt Entenza got smoked again in a third quest for statewide office, even with all the zeroes on his personal contribution checks.
Yet if antipathy could be monetized, the former Minnesota House minority leader got more than his money’s worth in challenging incumbent Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto, a fellow member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party.
“This really felt like an ambush, like a drive-by political assassination that he tried to pull off that backfired big time,” said Larry Jacobs, a University of Minnesota political science professor. “I frankly didn’t hear of any real support for him.”Read More →
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is closing the gap on Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, according to a new poll released Tuesday.Read More →
Big-spending Democratic donors take the gold, silver and bronze when it comes to contributions to super PACs so far this election cycle.Read More →
Former New Mexico Gov. Toney Anaya is awaiting potential financial penalties after settling last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission over fraud charges involving a water company for which Anaya worked.Read More →
Congressional attempts to “fix” the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down an antiquated provision would extend the Justice Department’s reach while excluding “non-minorities” from protection.Read More →
In part one of this Watchdog.org feature on election integrity in Vermont, Linda Chagnon, a member of the Board of Registration of Voters in Burlington, explained ways in which unregistered voters are being allowed to vote in local and federal elections. In part two of our interview, Chagnon discusses how mismanagement of “challenged” voters creates the potential for additional voter fraud.Read More →