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Huckabee, The Other Man From Hope, Opens 2016 Bid

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is preparing another bid for the Republican presidential nomination, eight years after his first efforts to expand on the support of evangelical Christians helped him win eight states in the 2008 primaries.

05/05/2015

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Winning Majority Unlocked Loads Of New Money For House GOP

To the Minnesota House victors went the campaign money spoils. An analysis by The Associated Press of newly filed campaign finance reports shows how Republicans turned their House takeover into a moneymaker.

02/05/2015

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Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army kicked off the giving season with its “Rock the Red Kettle” Campaign Saturday. Hundreds of bell ringers set up throughout the Twin Cities Saturday afternoon.

11/08/2014

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Despite Favorable Polls, Sen. Franken Not Overconfident In Race Against McFadden

The latest poll in the U.S. Senate race shows the gap has not tightened between the leading candidates in Minnesota.

11/03/2014

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Minnesota Candidates Scrounge For Late Votes

The leading candidates for Minnesota’s top offices are spending the final campaign weekend giving pep talks to the party faithful knocking on doors and calling persuadable voters. Democratic Sen. Al Franken told canvassers in a St. Paul suburb that races are “won at the door” and says his 312-vote win six years ago proves nothing can be taken for granted.

11/01/2014

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Minn. Politicians Make Final Push For Votes Before Election Day

Republicans and Democrats are fanning out across the state for the final few days of fall campaigning. Top candidates for both political parties are making the final push for votes before Election Day on Tuesday.

10/29/2014

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Warren Stumps For Franken At Carleton; McFadden In Central MN

A top liberal U.S. senator invoked the late Sen. Paul Wellstone in Northfield Saturday, echoing his populist tone in urging voters to give her colleague Sen. Al Franken a second term. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied a crowd of 400 dotted with old Wellstone T-shirts at Carleton College, where Wellstone taught and planted his political roots.

10/18/2014

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Franken To Host Warren For Campaign Events

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is coming to Minnesota to campaign for fellow Democrat Sen. Al Franken. Warren and Franken plan a Saturday morning campaign event at Carleton College in Northfield. Warren will also help Franken rally campaign volunteers in St. Paul Saturday afternoon.

10/13/2014

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Former President Clinton To Campaign In Minnesota

Former President Bill Clinton is bound for Minnesota next week to campaign for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken. Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party announced Thursday that Clinton would appear at a University of Minnesota rally the following Friday afternoon.

10/02/2014

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STATE FAIR PODCAST: Monday- 8-25-14 DAVE LEE-The WCCO Morning News

A visit from the Governor and more….click the link above to listen back to Monday highlights from Dave Lee at the Fair.

08/25/2014

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Talking Points: Will Gov. Dayton’s Health Be An Issue For Re-Election?

By this time next week, we will know who the Minnesota Republican party will nominate to run against Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/25/2014

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Week To Go, Big Decisions Remain For Lawmakers

Minnesota lawmakers face a shrinking pile of unfinished business as they sprint this week toward the end of the legislative session and the campaign season just beyond.

05/11/2014

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550 Drivers Cited For Texting While Driving

A 10-day distracted driving campaign through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety resulted in 550 drivers being cited for texting while driving.

04/21/2014

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GOP Senate Hopeful McFadden Has $1.8M Reserve

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has nearly $2 million in reserve as the campaigns start to heat up. McFadden’s campaign released totals Tuesday for the first three months of 2014. The first-time candidate raised more than $600,000 during that time, leaving him with $1.8 million cash on hand.

04/15/2014

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Seeking Re-Election, Dayton Has $733K At The Ready

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election campaign is off to a measured fundraising pace for the year, taking in about $189,000 from January through March.

04/14/2014

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Facing Tough Challenge, Peterson Has $523K Banked

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson has raised more money in the past three months than he did in at this stage in his previous campaign. But he has less in the bank compared with the same time in 2012.

04/14/2014

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Franken Ups His Campaign Bank Balance To $5.9M

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has nearly $6 million in reserve as his re-election bid heads deeper into campaign season. Franken’s campaign released totals Friday for the first three months of 2014. The first-term Democrat reported raising $2.72 million, leaving him with $5.9 million in cash on hand as of April 1.

04/11/2014

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Biden Touts Health Care Coverage In Minn. Visit

Vice President Joe Biden is visiting a Minneapolis coffee shop, where he met with a handful of women who got insurance under the federal health care law.

02/19/2014

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VP Biden Headed To Minn. For Democratic Fundraiser

Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Minnesota for a fundraiser for the national Democratic Party. Biden is due at a Democratic National Committee event in Minneapolis on Feb. 19, a DNC official said Wednesday. The White House also confirmed that Biden would be in Minnesota that day. The fundraising trip was first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. An invitation obtained by the newspaper seeks contributions of up to $32,400. The fundraiser is being held at the Minneapolis restaurant owned by Gov. Mark Dayton’s sons.

02/05/2014

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Dayton Entered 2014 With $772K Banked For Re-Election

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton entered the election year with $772,000 in his campaign account after expenses. His campaign released the figure Tuesday. The Democratic governor reported pulling in nearly $1.1 million in 2013.

01/28/2014

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Dayton Says He’ll Report $1M Raised For Campaign

Preparing for a re-election campaign, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll report having raised roughly $1 million in 2013. He shared the figure in an interview Friday with The Associated Press. He won’t have to formally detail his campaign finances until the end of January, when all candidates for office and state political groups submit reports to regulators.

12/27/2013

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Minn. Campaign Money Regulator Promises Data Fix

Minnesota’s campaign finance regulatory agency plans to implement new auditing procedures and seek a law change to deal with errors in its database of political fundraising transactions.

12/16/2013

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Dayton Raises $379K For Campaign Over 3 Months

Gov. Mark Dayton raised $379,000 from the start of July to the end of September for his re-election campaign. The Democratic governor’s campaign voluntarily released the figures on Thursday, though he is not compelled to release quarterly finance reports.

10/17/2013

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Travail Restaurant’s Kickstart Campaign Blows By Goal

A restaurant that tries to bring fine dining to the masses got a lot of help from those masses on Tuesday night. Travail in Robbinsdale closed down in April to change locations to a bigger space. On Tuesday it started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to help build it with the goal of $75,000 in the next 30 days.

09/10/2013

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Iowa Woman Resolves Lawsuit Against Bachmann

An Iowa woman says she has resolved her lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann that accused the former presidential candidate’s campaign of stealing an email list of home school supporters. A lawyer for Barbara Heki, of Johnston, says the case against the Minnesota congresswoman and her senior Iowa campaign aides was dismissed Friday in Polk County District Court. Heki had been a longtime board member of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators and volunteered for Bachmann’s 2012 Iowa caucus campaign.

06/28/2013

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