Governor ’14

Quote of the Day: Johnson blasts media coverage of campaign

Quote of the Day: Johnson blasts media coverage of campaign

“Honestly, there is little interest on the media’s part in questioning Governor Dayton about anything. That is a frustration, I don’t talk about it much, because ya know it’s kinda just whining to most people. It is what it is. But I have press conferences and they hammer me with questions […]

Down in the polls, Johnson goes negative in TV ad

Down in the polls, Johnson goes negative in TV ad

Behind in recent polls in the race for governor, Jeff Johnson’s campaign for governor released a new television advertisement focuses on what Johnson’s campaign called Governor Mark Dayton’s “incompetence.” Below is Johnson’s new ad “Unaware“: Two polls released in the last week show Johnson trailing Dayton by double-digits. A poll from KSTP/Survey USA […]

LIVE: Dayton vs Johnson vs Nicollet debate in Moorhead

LIVE: Dayton vs Johnson vs Nicollet debate in Moorhead

Governor Mark Dayton, Republican Jeff Johnson, and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet, will debate tonight in Moorhead. The debate will be live-streamed on WDAY, Forum News Service websites and MPR. Please check back to politics.mn for immediate analysis after the debate.

Quote of the Day: Johnson’s plan for sex offenders

Quote of the Day: Johnson’s plan for sex offenders

“I am not sure what I could stomach, to be honest with you, and I think it’s going to be a matter of sitting down with these people and having some very frank discussions about what everybody can stomach….And you know, maybe what I can stomach will change over the […]

Dayton “expands lead” over Johnson in new poll

Dayton “expands lead” over Johnson in new poll

A new poll from KSTP/Survey USA shows Governor Mark Dayton leading Republican Jeff Johnson 51% to 39% in a survey of likely voters. This is the second poll released this weekend showing Dayton with a double-digit lead over Johnson. A poll released yesterday from Rasmussen Reports showed Dayton leading Johnson 50% […]

Dayton leading Johnson by 10 points in new poll

Dayton leading Johnson by 10 points in new poll

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports shows Governor Mark Dayton leading Republican Jeff Johnson 50% to 40% in a survey of likely voters. Dayton has expanded his lead over Johnson since Rasmussen last poll in August which showed Dayton with an eight point lead over Johnson. Based on the poll results, […]

Dayton’s new TV ad focuses on middle class families

Dayton’s new TV ad focuses on middle class families

Governor Mark Dayton’s campaign released their second campaign television ad today which features Dayton talking about policies he promoted as governor which Dayton says helped build “a stronger middle class.” In the ad, Steve and Lindsey Port are shown starting their day and getting their daughter ready for school. Dayton talks about cutting taxes for […]

Balls & Strikes: McFadden is the “scrappy fighter” in ’14

Balls & Strikes: McFadden is the “scrappy fighter” in ’14

Yesterday’s U.S. Senate debate between U.S. Senator Al Franken and Republican Mike McFadden was a much different debate than Governor Mark Dayton’s debate with Republican Jeff Johnson and Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet. The performance of the Republican candidates and their campaigns yesterday provided political observers of both races with a […]