Monday, November 5, 2012
American's for Prosperity, considered one of the largets Republican Super PACs in the country, is dabbling with attack mailers in Lakeville at the same time it's revealed one candidate has raised more than $6,000 in cash from outside the city.
Editor's note: It's not news that folks in Lakeville are getting attack ads in their mailboxes. That's pretty common. It is news when those mailers come from national Super PACs since it's not typical for groups who generate millions of dollars to support presidential races to get involved in local mayoral elections. Nor is it typical for a mayoral candidate of a suburban town to raise more than $6,000 in cash from places and groups in other states. The confluence of these two items has made this topic newsworthy. Lakeville's mayoral race is getting strange. Usually mayoral races are entirely local. Local candidates getting local support and local donations. But this year's mayoral race is generating some outside attention. Over the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Letter writer: "Would Bellows as the pastor direct his parishioners to decrease their contributions and then still expect his church to flourish?"
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Letter to the editor: In his letter to the editor, Mr. Bryan Bartz recently gave us a list of six questions to use in evaluating our mayoral candidates. I used the questions and came up with the following: First point: Party? My initial reaction was this should not matter as our city Mayor is not supposed to be political, and work for the good of all of us. However then the difference in the parties’ views came to mind, Democrats want to make the pie bigger and in it all our slices become bigger. Republicans just want a bigger slice. Seems to me we all will be better off to make our pie bigger. This has worked for us in the past and our city prospered. However Mark Bellows is an extremist Republican / teapartyer focused on the upper class …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Americans for Prosperity, a Republican political advocacy group, is bringing the bus tour to Lakeville, they say, to give "a voice to the millions of Americans who oppose the policies" of the President.
Election season is in full swing, and Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s leading advocate for economic freedom, today announced its "Obama's Failing Agenda" bus tour will be in Lakeville on Sept. 29. The bus will be at Antlers Park from 9-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 29. According to a press release from Americans For Prosperity, the three-bus tour is crisscrossing the nation, "giving a voice to the millions of Americans who oppose the policies of this administration." From the press release: "Fresh off the road from Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota, events will educate Minnesotans on the most harmful aspects of President Obama’s big-government agenda, and help put grassroots pressure on politicians to turn away from these destructive …