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 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 April 28th, 2010

In the past 48 hours, the Seifert campaign has taken issue with who the Emmer campaign chose not to select for lieutenant gubernatorial candidate, Linda Runbeck, and her pro-choice vote 16 years ago. Ironically, in 1992, Seifert’s actual LG selection, Rhonda Sivarajah, when given the choice among President George H.W. Bush (Pro-Life), H. Ross Perot [...]

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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 [...]

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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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