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Vote for Sheila Kihne on
Primary Day, August 12

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SD48 . . . .

Vote for a candidate you can TRUST on August 12 -- If you will be out of town, it's easy to vote absentee. Find out how.

Senator Dave Osmek: “I want a state representative that will stand behind her word and can be trusted to stand firm when the heat is on.”

Jan Schneider: Sheila Kihne “is a woman of her word and expects the same from others.”

Senator Julianne Ortman: “Sheila Kihne would do a great job in the Minnesota House.”

Pitchers and Politics -- Get together with your fellow Republican friends. No fundraising, no speeches, just fun. Our next event is Thursday, August 28 at 7PM at the Gold Nugget in Minnetonka. See you there!

Meet Our Endorsed and Elected Officials
David Hann
State Senator - SD48
Kirk Stensrud
Endorsed candidate for State Representative - 48A

Brad Aho
Eden Prairie City Council
Sheila Kihne -- Candidate for State Representative - 48B
Jenifer Loon -- Candidate for State Representative - 48B
Note: Neither candidate is endorsed
Click for Eden Prairie, Minnesota Forecast
Only days until
Election Day, 2014.
SD48 ARCHIVES
The DFL pay raise
Amy Klobuchar voting record on taxes
The 2011 Dayton Shutdown
Maria Ruud: How Liberal Is She?
Global Warming
Are Minnesotans undertaxed?
Eden Prairie Budget
DFL Silly Laws
DFL vs. Health Care
Twins Stadium Deal
Vikings Stadium Deal
Gang of 200
TakeAction Minnesota
Defense of Marriage

PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN (1911-2004)
SD48 Tribute to Reagan.
 
HOT TOPICS
LOON GETTING HELP FROM DFL DONORS -- From MPR: “In the last week, donors have given the group more than $85,000, most of that money coming from New York-based hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb and Massachusetts-based investor Seth Klarman. What's the connection to Loon? It appears it is her vote in favor of same-sex marriage. Both Loeb and Klarman are well-known advocates of allowing gay people to marry.
SENATOR DAVE OSMEK: “I want a state representative that will stand behind her word and can be trusted to stand firm when the heat is on.
AMERICANS GETTING POORER -- Typical household is worth one-third less under Obama than under Bush.
Twitter Feed from SD48 GOP
UPHOLDING OBAMACARE -- AS WRITTEN -- An appeals court's remedial civics lesson: Laws mean what they say.
AUSTRALIA SHOOTS DOWN CLIMATE LOBBY'S SCARE MONGERING -- Almost a year ago, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott won a landslide election with a nearly single-issue campaign: repeal the carbon tax.
NO, WASHINGTON HAS NOT SOLVED THE COUNTRY'S DEBT PROBLEM -- The first step to curing a spending addiction is to admit you have one.
NATIONAL REVIEW: Colorado baker appeals decision requiring him to bake cakes for same-sex weddings.
JOBS CONTINUE TO LEAVE MINNESOTA -- “Minnesota needs a new financial direction. We can't keep raising taxes or threatening to raise taxes and expect companies to stay in Minnesota. Advanced Auto Parts, Cargill, Medtronic and Nash Finch are proof that companies will leave if the taxes are too high.”
SCOTT OTT: Three reasons why the border crisis is much worse than "Obama's Katrina moment."
PEGGY NOONAN: A tale of two scandals.
SD48 Calendar
 
Note: Some dates subject to change
August 12 (Tuesday): State primary election
August 21 - Labor Day: Minnesota State Fair
August 25 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
August 28 (Thursday) 7:00-9:00 PM
Pitchers and Politics
Gold Nugget, Minnetonka
September 1 (Monday): Labor Day
September 9 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Full Committee Meeting
September 11 (Thursday): 911 Rememberance
September 15 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
September 22 (Monday): CD3 Full Committee Meeting
September 25 (Thursday) 7:00-9:00 PM
Pitchers and Politics
Gold Nugget, Minnetonka
September 25 (Thursday): Rosh Hashana
September 29 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 4 (Saturday): Yom Kippur
October 13 (Monday): Columbus Day
October 13 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 14 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
October 27 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
October 31 (Friday): Halloween
November 2 (Sunday): Daylight Savings Time Ends
Nov. 4 (Tuesday):
2014 General Election
Vote for State Legislature and Eden Prairie City Council. Polls open until 8:00 PM. To find out where you vote, click here.
November 11 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
November 10 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
November 11 (Tuesday): Veterans Day
November 27 (Thursday): Thanksgiving
December 1 (Monday): First Day of Advent
December 1 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
December 7 (Sunday): Pearl Harbor Remembrance
December 9 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Full Committee Meeting
December 15 (Monday): CD3 Full Committee Meeting
December 15 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
December 17 (Wednesday): Hanukkah
December 24 (Wednesday): Christmas Eve
December 25 (Thursday): Christmas Day
December 31 (Wednesday): New Year's Eve
January 1, 2015 (Thursday): New Year's Day
January 5 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
January 13 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM
SD48 Executive Committee Meeting
January 19 (Monday): MLK Day
January 22 (Thursday): 41st anniversary of Roe vs Wade decision
January 26 (Monday): Minnetonka City Council Meeting, 6:30 PM
February 1 (Sunday): Super Bowl, Phoenix, AZ
February 2 (Monday): Groundhog Day
February 6 (Friday): Ronald Reagan's Birthday
 
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