Filly Power!

There was a lot at stake at the Preakness Stakes this past weekend. The storied racetrack where the second leg of horseracing’s Triple Crown is held, Pimlico Downs, has hit […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   May 19, 2009

McCain’s Big Moment

Thursday was another drizzly fall day in the Twin Cities, and everyone was talking about vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska who seemed to have come out […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   September 05, 2008

Hockey Moms and Lipstick: Roll Call Officially Nominates McCain, but It’s Palin’s Night

Wednesday dawned at the Republican National Convention with an unmistakable air of anticipation. Today was essentially Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) coming-out party. Yes, she had her maiden voyage at the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   September 04, 2008

Women’s Events Help RNC Get Back on Track

Okay, so the first thing I need to say is this: I am writing this blog from the Xcel Energy Center press area. Yep, your intrepid Public Policy Director managed […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 03, 2008

The Show Must Go On in Minnesota

Monday at the 2008 Republican National Convention was not what anyone expected, but the show did go on despite Hurricane Gustav’s wrath. While the official convention proceedings were shortened, other […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   September 03, 2008

Gustav Threatens the Gulf Coast and the RNC

As I sat in the airport waiting for my connection to the Twin Cities, I do what any good lobbyist does — I checked my e-mail. And while I had […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   September 02, 2008

An Historic Night Ends the 2008 Democratic Convention

A buzz was in the air all day Thursday. It wasn’t just that it was the last day of the convention. It wasn’t just that it was the night that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   August 30, 2008

Bloggers and Protests and Delegates, Oh My!

Yesterday afternoon I had a chance to check out the Big Tent — a net-roots Disneyland. The venue, sponsored by Digg, Google, DailyKos, and others, is a blogger’s oasis in the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 28, 2008

Where the Cool Kids Go

It’s lunchtime in Denver, and all the cool kids head to one place to mix, mingle, and nosh — the 16th Street pedestrian mall. The happening corridor runs at least […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 27, 2008

Women’s Equality Day @ Convention

While Tuesday was not designated “women’s issues day” at the Democratic National Convention, it certainly felt like it — which seems appropriate, given that the day also marked the anniversary […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   August 27, 2008