Governor ’14

Johnson campaign raises $169,595 since June

Johnson campaign raises $169,595 since June

Republican endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson’s gubernatorial campaign announced today he raised $169,595 since the last fundraising report was due in June. According to a release from the campaign, Johnson’s campaign had $122,886 cash on hand as of July 21. In press release from the campaign, Johnson’s campaign manger Scot Crocket said: […]

Johnson, McFadden on TV with ads

Johnson, McFadden on TV with ads

In the final weeks before the Republican primary election, two campaigns have re-released TV ads and announced they will begin airing now.  Republican endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s campaign has re-released a television ad, which features his son Connor saying, “Trust me, nothing will stop Dad from trying to take […]

Johnson out of hospital

Johnson out of hospital

Republican endorsed gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson was released from the hospital late yesterday evening, one week after being treated for a “small perforation” in his stomach. Johnson posted on his Facebook page late last evening, “I’m home! Left the hospital today and I’m so ready to get back on the campaign trail.” […]

Group backing Johnson releases first ad

Group backing Johnson releases first ad

Minnesotans for Responsible Limited Government, a new Independent Expenditure Committee organized to support the candidacy of Jeff Johnson for governor, released their first advertisement today. The ad connects Governor Mark Dayton to the controversial new Minnesota Senate office building, labeled in the ad as a “luxury office building for part-time senators.” The ad then […]

Dayton’s campaign proposes six debates

Dayton’s campaign proposes six debates

Governor Mark Dayton’s campaign proposed six debates between the final candidates for governor yesterday. The proposal by Dayton’s campaign came with the news that he would not be participating in a debate by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) at the Minnesota State Fair. Dayton’s proposal is very reasonable and was received without […]

Balls & Strikes: Flawless response by campaign to Johnson’s hospital stay

Balls & Strikes: Flawless response by campaign to Johnson’s hospital stay

Hennepin County Commissioner and Republican endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson has been hospitalized since Monday, as he recovers from a “small perforation” in his stomach. It’s never good thing to have a candidate off the campaign trail, but Johnson’s team has shown great discipline this week during their candidate’s […]

Honour ups ante: donates $500K more to campaign

Honour ups ante: donates $500K more to campaign

Scott Honour announced last evening at a fundraiser that he recently contributed $500,000 to his gubernatorial campaign, according to multiple sources in attendance. Honour’s personal contributions to his campaign now total $901,000 ($101K in ’13 + $800K in ’14). The next round of campaign fundraising reports will be released next […]

Legislative endorsements pile up in GOP race for governor

Legislative endorsements pile up in GOP race for governor

Legislative endorsements became a hot issue today in the race among the Republican candidates for governor, with Marty Seifert and Jeff Johnson’s campaign releasing lists of endorsements. Seifert released of list of 21 current and former legislators, some of which were new endorsements and others being previously announced. Johnson, the Republican […]