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Apr 14 14 tweets 4 min read
NEW 🧵: I'm starting a thread about Judd Hoff, the DFL-endorsed candidate in #HD12B against @RepMaryFranson.

I've published posts recently about #mnleg candidates with violent or disturbing pasts that should raise questions about their ability to effectively serve in office. Last evening, I learned that the DFL endorsed Hoff to run against Franson. I did some research on Hoff last night and today.

I am stunned by what I learn.

Let's start with a video posted by Hoff on Nov 15, 2023.

Please watch the full video- > mbrdkrb.com/49xsqIl
Apr 3 77 tweets 20 min read
🧵: This thread about Sen. John Hoffman is comprised of media stories, along with tips that I've received over the last few months.

Back in 2017, MinnPost wrote that "Sen. John Hoffman's actions appear to be a conflict of interest" -> mbrdkrb.com/3J9DArW
Image Just weeks after the seventh anniversary of MinnPost's story about Hoffman's potential conflicts of interest, the Star Tribune reported today, "Ethics experts question if DFL Sen. John Hoffman tried to promote his official position for personal gain" -> mbrdkrb.com/3U3sB9R
Mar 4 19 tweets 5 min read
🧵I heard troubling news this weekend and wanted to share my concerns. I received a phone call about upcoming political conventions. I was told that Rep. @Jonkoznick is being challenged for the #mngop endorsement by an Action 4 Liberty-aligned candidate named Rick Stidger. The person I spoke with had no idea that I knew Rick Stidger. They mentioned it in passing along with other updates and information they had. I immediately spoke up and said I knew Rick Stidger.
May 10, 2022 38 tweets 11 min read
NEW 🧵: Over the last 25 years, I've heard and seen a lot of bizarre things in Minnesota politics. The story I'm about to share is one of the strangest I've encountered in the last few years. Follow this thread for the details. On the evening of Thursday, March 31, 2022, a debate was taking place between the #MNGOP candidates for Minnesota Attorney General at Providence Academy in Plymouth, Minnesota. At the same time, a local Republican group was conducting their meeting across town.
May 4, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
UPDATE: In an e-mail to #MNGOP activists, @MNGOP Chairman David Hann pushes activists toward using electronic balloting instead of paper ballots at the upcoming @MNGOP State Convention. Padgett Communications will provide the electronic voting system, according to Hann. According to their website, Padgett Communications does work with the Walt Disney Company. Disney has become a lightning rod for many conservative activists across the county. This decision may backfire on the @MNGOP. Read more about Padgett here -> mbrdkrb.com/385mA7t
May 2, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
NEW 🧵: #MNGOP activists are concerned about a member of @doug_wardlow’s Big 10 Alliance - Omar Jamal. Wardlow’s campaign listed Jamal in a press release announcing the group in March. Wardlow recently tweeted a group picture after a meeting, but Jamal was not pictured. An MPR story from 2009 noted Jamal was dishonest on his asylum application in 1998. Read backstory -> mbrdkrb.com/3P1dQQy Image
Dec 18, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
NEW: I’ll be live-tweeting updates of the 1:30 PM court hearing in Ramsey County for Larvita McFarquhar, owner of @Havensgarden. This hearing could be very interesting. Read the thread below for background. @Havensgarden The hearing has started, Judge Sara Grewing is presiding. This is a hearing on the Order to Show Cause…basically a hearing requested by @AGEllison to force compliance with the TRO granted by Judge Grewing.
Jun 24, 2020 10 tweets 4 min read
THREAD: Earlier today, The Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board (CAAPB) issued a press release which included the statement that "there is no formal CAAPB policy and process that addresses the potential removal of monuments and artwork from the Capitol grounds." As I noted in a previous thread, the statement of "no formal CAAPB policy and process" for the removal of a statue from the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol Complex directly contradicts the statements of numerous public officials in Minnesota. Please read below for details.