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?

How Does The GOP Tax Bill Affect Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District?

According to Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen (R), an "average family of four in the Third District” could see “[close] to a $5,000 tax cut" thanks to the GOP's 2017 tax bill. But Democratic challenger Dean Phillips says that because state and local tax deductions are capped at just $10,000, the tax bill will actually cause residents … Continue reading How Does The GOP Tax Bill Affect Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District?

Paulsen’s Movement On Guns Is Too Little, Too Late

Last week, in the wake of yet another school shooting, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) finally moved to support stronger gun control measures. Paulsen expressed support for a ban on bump stocks, the trigger modification device that allows shooters to transform their semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic weapons. Last year, a shooter armed with a bump … Continue reading Paulsen’s Movement On Guns Is Too Little, Too Late