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Who Will Gov. Dayton Choose?

Who Will Gov. Dayton Choose?

For the first time in 20 years, an incumbent governor will run for re-election in Minnesota with a new candidate for lieutenant governor. Most recently, Gov. Arne Carlson selected State Senator Joanne Benson to run as his new lieutenant governor candidate after Gov. Carlson’s then-lieutenant governor, Joanell Dyrstad, decided to run for the […]

by · January 14, 2014 · 2 comments · 2014 Elections, Governor '14
Emmer Endorsed by the Freedom Club

Emmer Endorsed by the Freedom Club

The Freedom Club endorsed Tom Emmer’s campaign for Congress in the 6th Congressional District. Emmer received the endorsement (which according to sources was unanimous) after a debate today hosted by the Freedom Club. Emmer’s campaign released the following statement about the endorsement: I’m honored to accept the endorsement of the […]

From the Archives: Is Katie Sieben Next in Line to Run with Gov. Dayton?

From the Archives: Is Katie Sieben Next in Line to Run with Gov. Dayton?

Governor Mark Dayton is scheduled to meet with Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon this afternoon where Solon will inform Dayton if she’ll run for re-election with him this fall. Back in September of 2013, I wrote about the possibility of  Dayton running for re-election with a new candidate for lieutenant governor. Click […]

by · January 13, 2014 · 1 comment · 2014 Elections, Governor '14
Honour Raises $500K for Campaign

Honour Raises $500K for Campaign

Scott Honour announced today he raised $500,000 in 2013 for his gubernatorial campaign. To date, Honour has announced the largest fundraising total of any Republican candidate for governor. Honour is one of six Republican candidates running against Governor Mark Dayton. Last week, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson announced he raised […]

by · January 13, 2014 · 0 comments · 2014 Elections, Governor '14
The Buzz: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum Tonight in Lakeville

The Buzz: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum Tonight in Lakeville

The SD56, SD58, and Scott County GOP Republicans are hosting a forum TONIGHT for the Republican candidates for governor. The forum will be held at Bracketts Crossing Golf Club in Lakeville and will be moderated by Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. The selection of Sheriff Stanek as the moderator of tonight’s forum […]

St. Cloud Times Reports on Krinkie’s Debate Pledge “Makeover”

St. Cloud Times Reports on Krinkie’s Debate Pledge “Makeover”

Mark Sommerhauser of the St. Cloud Times has more news on Phil Krinkie’s debate pledge reversal. Krinkie’s not calling it a reversal – I guess it’s more of a course adjustment than full reversal. From the St. Cloud Times: Republican congressional candidate Phil Krinkie insists he’s not walking back his […]

6th CD Republicans Schedule Straw Ballot

6th CD Republicans Schedule Straw Ballot

The 6th Congressional District Republicans have scheduled a straw ballot candidate preference poll to be held at precinct caucuses on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. The straw ballot preference poll will list the 3 remaining candidates for Congress – former Representative Tom Emmer, former Representative Phil Krinkie, Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah and […]

The Buzz: Chris Fields to Run for Deputy Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota

The Buzz: Chris Fields to Run for Deputy Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota

Chris Fields, currently the Secretary of the Republican Party of Minnesota, will announce within the next few weeks that he will run for Deputy Chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota. The position of deputy chair has been vacant since Kelly Fenton resigned to run for the Minnesota House of […]