Matthew Kirkpatrick on June 10th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With speculation surrounding the timing of his move into Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District, Matthew Kirkpatrick, a former Republican Party staffer and a young attorney at Gurstel Chargo, P.A., in Golden Valley, announced today that he will not be running for congress in 2012.  Speculation began to grow when friends and activists learned [...]

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Matthew Kirkpatrick on September 4th, 2010

After reading Briana Bierschbach’s recent hit piece in Politics in Minnesota about Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer’s leadership style, I knew that some perspective was needed.  However, I wasn’t sure who needed more perspective Bierschbach; Former Reps Peterson, Tinglestad and Ehrhardt who aired their grievances; or the current Reps who requested anonymity who also aired [...]

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Matthew Kirkpatrick on August 29th, 2010

While Minnesota’s issues with disenfranchising military voters have received nation-wide publicity, one must at least give Saint Paul credit for complying with the MOVE Act.  In the MOVE Act, states are required to allow for a “45-day round trip” in an effort to enfranchise overseas voters, especially military voters.  In Minnesota, the legislature dealt with [...]

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Matthew Kirkpatrick on May 12th, 2010

I realize times are tough for everyone, so this is not a woe is me post.  Rather, I’ve found this experience delivering phone books to be an excellent source of blog material. For those who enjoyed yesterday’s post, Day 3 is upon me, which means that I survived Day 2.  Here are Three Lessons Learned [...]

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Matthew Kirkpatrick on May 3rd, 2010

In last fall’s off-year state convention for the Minnesota GOP, the use of the hashtag #RPM09 allowed tweeters on site and followers unable to attend the chance to experience the convention through the thoughts and impressions of me and my fellow twitter addicts.  In three days of conventions, there are more tweets than I count. [...]

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Matthew Kirkpatrick on March 24th, 2010

Two members of the Minnesota Legislature, Representative Ryan Winkler (DFL-Golden Valley) and Senator Julianne Ortman (R-SD34), appeared on a debate on “The Almanac: At The Capitol.”  The debate revolved around the federal health care, et al., bill that was signed into law by President Obama yesterday.  While thirteen attorneys general, including the Democratic Attorney General from [...]

Continue reading about Minnesota Democratic Legislator: “The 10th Amendment is Comfort Food”

Today, I sent the following message to my representative, Sandra Masin (DFL-38A) and my senator, Jim Carlson (DFL-38). “Rep. Masin / Sen. Carlson- Today, President Obama signed a health care bill into law that is unconstitutional.  Thirteen attorneys general immediately joined in a law suit against the federal government to assert the rights of their [...]

Continue reading about Encouraging my State Representative and Senator to Encourage AG Swanson to Protect Minnesota State’s Rights

After a review of over ten hours of tweets from the 2009 Minnesota Republican State Convention which ended late into the Twins game (a point of reference for many that stayed and anxiously awaited the results), I decided that Top Ten wasn’t enough. As with yesterday, these are not in any particular order. @stuedal I [...]

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Matthew Kirkpatrick on October 3rd, 2009

Welcome to the inaugural post of Law and Politics with Perspective. My goal is to eventually have more substance to my posts. However, not only is it Badgers/Gophers, Vikings/Packers, and Welcome to Zombieland opening, BUT it is ALSO the 2009 Republican State Convention (#RPM09 on Twitter). Thus, I have decided on two light hearted posts [...]

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