Most Of Paulsen’s Donors Are Outside His District

On the heels of last week's report that most of Rep. Erik Paulsen’s campaign contributions come from corporations and rich donors comes a further revelation: only 25 percent of Paulsen’s donations in 2017 came from donors in Paulsen’s Third Congressional District. The rest of the donations came from 363 individuals and 649 PACs, most of whom … Continue reading Most Of Paulsen’s Donors Are Outside His District

Erik Paulsen’s Biggest Donors Are Corporations And The Ultra-rich

Rep Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) has raised over $2 million for his re-election effort in this year’s midterms. But only 2 percent of that total comes from small, individual donations. By contrast, his Democratic colleague Keith Ellison - who represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District - has taken 54 percent of his 2018 campaign funding from small donations. Paulsen’s funding sources … Continue reading Erik Paulsen’s Biggest Donors Are Corporations And The Ultra-rich

Paulsen Taken To Task For FCC Deregulation, Failure To Act On Guns

Two recent letters to publications based in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District suggest that Rep. Erik Paulsen’s constituents are losing patience with him. The first letter, penned by Andy Dvorak, appeared in Monday’s Sun Sailor. Dvorak expressed frustration with Paulsen’s representation of himself as a moderate Republican. As I wrote last week, Paulsen is anything but, … Continue reading Paulsen Taken To Task For FCC Deregulation, Failure To Act On Guns

Pence Aligns Paulsen With Trump During Minneapolis Visit

Vice President Mike Pence delivered a rousing speech to the Republicans who had gathered to hear him speak in Minneapolis on Wednesday. Pence talked of tax cuts and a strong economy - a tough sell after the Dow Jones industrial average dropped nearly 1,600 points on 5 February, its worst point decline during a trading day … Continue reading Pence Aligns Paulsen With Trump During Minneapolis Visit

Paulsen Still Avoiding Town Hall Events

According to his critics, it’s been at least seven years since Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) has held a proper town hall event. Instead, the Republican congressman hosts “tele-town halls” in which as many as 50,000 households can listen in as Paulsen responds to constituents’ queries. Paulsen says the tele-town halls are “just a great way to use technology … Continue reading Paulsen Still Avoiding Town Hall Events

Edina Indivisible Women’s Platform

The Edina Indivisible Women's Platform was authored and approved by the Edina Indivisible Women's Platform Committee: Meg Davidson, Margaret Fitzhum, Kim Montgomery, Carolyn Peterson and Rada Varshavskaya. At a minimum, any member running for Congress should state a belief in the Equal Rights Amendment as passed by Congress in 1972. The ERA was never enacted … Continue reading Edina Indivisible Women’s Platform

When Will Paulsen Stop Touting The Terrible GOP Tax Bill?

Speaking before the Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday, Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) reiterated his support for the Republican tax plan that was approved last year. “Consumer confidence is up, Americans are seeing more take-home pay, many will spend less time preparing their taxes next year, and businesses are paying special bonuses, giving their employees a raise, … Continue reading When Will Paulsen Stop Touting The Terrible GOP Tax Bill?