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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 […]

Quote of the Day: Bachmann on running for president in ’16

Quote of the Day: Bachmann on running for president in ’16

“The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running…They haven’t speculated, for instance, that I’m going to run. What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run.” Source: Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Real Clear Politics via Pioneer […]

New IE group formed to back Jeff Johnson

New IE group formed to back Jeff Johnson

A new Independent Expenditure Committee, “Minnesotans for Responsible Limited Government” has filed with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board to support the candidacy of Jeff Johnson. The paperwork was filed today and the committee registration will appear online tomorrow. A source connected to the group, who asked not to be identified, said “we believe Jeff Johnson is […]

Mills wants answers about deleted Nolan tweet

Mills wants answers about deleted Nolan tweet

A tweet deleted from the account of Congressman Rick Nolan which said the said the U.S. Constitution was an “imperfect document” triggered a press release from Nolan’s opponent, Stewart Mills. In a statement from his campaign, Mills said: “Rick Nolan needs to explain what exactly he meant when he called the […]

Jeff Johnson hospitalized

Jeff Johnson hospitalized

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson was hospitalized today for a “small perforation” in his stomach, according to media reports and a statement released by his campaign. Messages of prayers and wishes for a speedy and health recovery for Johnson quickly appeared on Twitter from Republicans and Democrats.  Based on initial media […]

Turmoil in GOP Reaches Boiling Point

Turmoil in GOP Reaches Boiling Point

The tension and distrust between Minnesota Republicans over the endorsement of Jeff Johnson for governor has reached such an intensity level, that members of the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Executive Committee who are not supporting Johnson have endured harassing and threatening behavior at two recent meetings.

Kuisle’s comments on frac sand mining creates dust-up

Kuisle’s comments on frac sand mining creates dust-up

The Republican race for governor finally woke up today, as Jeff Johnson’s campaign was forced to defend, clarify, and distract from comments made by Bill Kuisle about frac sand mining. Leading the charge was Kurt Zellers, who’s campaign released a statement about Kuisle’s comments. I’ve pulled the key quotes from […]

Seifert announces legislative endorsements

Seifert announces legislative endorsements

Marty Seifert’s gubernatorial campaign announced legislative endorsements from Representative Paul Torkelson and State Senator Gary Dahms. In a release from Seifert’s campaign, Representative Torkelson said: Our area is lucky to have a statewide candidate for governor with the real-life experience and Minnesota values that Marty Seifert brings to the table…From his […]