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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Republican candidate for governor in 2010 is trying for a political comeback as he joins the race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress. Tom Emmer was announcing his campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Delano. Emmer says his narrow 2010 governor’s race loss to Mark Dayton will make him a stronger candidate, and that he wants to follow in Bachmann’s footsteps fighting what he called “the ever-growing size of government.”
An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn’t back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it.
Jim Graves announced last week that he will run for a second time against Rep. Michele Bachmann. He joined Chad on Friday to discuss why he thinks he can win and what he will do differently the second time.
Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann said Tuesday she’s confident she will be cleared in an ethics investigation into her 2012 presidential campaign.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is opening a new political venture as he considers whether to seek a third term atop Minnesota’s largest city.
A new Star Tribune poll shows a surge for Mitt Romney in Minnesota – the poll of likely voters puts Obama at 47 percent to Romney’s 44 percent — that is within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.
Republican Mitt Romney is placing television ads in Minnesota, a move that pushes his presidential campaign into a state Democrats have held for more than three decades.