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Minnesota’s Future backs Zellers; Releases ad

Minnesota’s Future backs Zellers; Releases ad

Minnesota’s Future, a political fund currently registered with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, will immediately focus on supporting the candidacy of Kurt Zellers for governor. Minnesota’s Future was registered in 2007 and has been very active in supporting legislative and statewide candidates. In 2012, Minnesota’s Future raised $1,460,442.00, spent $1,457,435.35 to help Republican legislative candidates. The most […]

Balls & Strikes: Honour, Seifert, Zellers should release tax returns

Balls & Strikes: Honour, Seifert, Zellers should release tax returns

The Star Tribune just posted another very interesting story about candidates for statewide office releasing their tax returns for public examination. Candidates for political office in Minnesota are not required by law to release their personal income tax returns. As noted in the Star Tribune story, Gov. Mark Dayton has […]

Loon releases TV ad

Loon releases TV ad

Representative Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie) released her first television ad for her campaign. Loon is facing Sheila Kihne, a Republican activist & author from Eden Prairie, in the House District 48B primary. In a statement from her campaign, which is a quote from her TV ad, Representative Loon said: I will continue to […]

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 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 […]

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 […]