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Nov 4th, 2010

Summary: On Election Day 2010 Tom Horner — the best candidate in the race and the steady hand on the helm Minnesota needs in these challenging economic times — came up short in his bid for governor. In our polarized political environment the Democratic and Republican nominees were so far-left and far-right that the majority of independents voted their fears — for the “lesser of two evils” rather than casting a ballot for the candidate of their choice. In a civil society, we respect the voters’ choice and think forward to new possibilities to make things right. Against that background, Tom Horner looks to the future. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on November 4, 2009, Aubrey Immelman featured a New York Times report that made the point that Republican victories in the 2009 New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial elections “put the party in a stronger position to turn back the political wave President Obama unleashed last year, setting the stage for Republicans to raise money, recruit candidates and ride the excitement of an energized base as the party heads into [the 2010] midterm elections.”



Summary: Today, the Star Tribune — Minnesota’s largest and most influential newspaper — has an extraordinary editorial that speaks to the core issues in Minnesota’s 2010 gubernatorial race and whose thesis encapsulates what has been Independence Party candidate Tom Horner’s key message from the outset: If Minnesotans want bold leadership in the governor’s office, it has to start with bold leadership from voters on Election Day, Nov. 2. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on September 12, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that veteran journalist Al Eisele of the Capitol Hill newspaper, “The Hill,” made astute first-hand observations of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s behavior from the gallery at President Barack Obama’s Sept. 10, 2009 address on health care reform before a Joint Session of Congress, noting that he had “never seen anyone display the disdainful attitude toward a president” that Bachmann did.


Aug 16th, 2010

Summary: Independence Party (IP) gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner visited St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, and St. Cloud Hospital, followed by a fundraiser at the Holiday Inn. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on August 16, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that bombs hidden in plastic bags exploded at a market in a mainly Shiite area of Baghdad, killing at least eight civilians and wounding 19 — the latest in a series of bombings targeting Shiites and minorities that have killed more than 160 people in one week.


Jun 26th, 2010

Summary: Central Minnesota voters had the opportunity to meet gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner’s running mate, lieutenant-governor candidate Jim Mulder at the Granite City Days parade in St. Cloud. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 26, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that angry Iraqis were demanding better protection after a spate of bombings had killed at least 250 and wounded hundreds in just one week as U.S. forces pulled back from urban areas to large military bases in accordance with the 2008 status-of-forces agreement between the United States and Iraq.