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A Frequent Name At The Ballot Box, Dick Franson Dies At 86

A frequent presence on Minnesota’s election ballots has died. Dick Franson ran for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide and local offices for a total of about 30 attempts. Franson died Wednesday after going through rehab for a concussion earlier this year. He was 86.

05/30/2015

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Nicollet: Debate Exclusion ‘Violation Of Trust’

Independence Party candidate Hannah Nicollet calls her exclusion from a governor’s race debate “a violation of trust with the state of Minnesota.”

10/13/2014

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McFadden To Deliver GOP’s Weekly Address

Minnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden will deliver the GOP’s weekly rebuttal to President Obama. The party’s radio address is generally delivered by sitting lawmakers or governors, although some candidates have given it before. The choice of McFadden — even before Tuesday’s election to settle the GOP nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Al Franken — underlines his support in the national establishment.

08/07/2014

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Candidate For Minn. Governor Undergoes Surgery

A Republican running for Minnesota governor needed surgery after suffering abdominal pain Monday morning. Jeff Johnson’s campaign said Johnson went to urgent care and after an initial consultation with doctors, it was decided that he needed surgery and he was then moved to the Maple Grove Hospital.

07/21/2014

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Hagedorn Changes Mind, Re-Enters Congress Race

A candidate who pledged not to force a Republican primary in Minnesota’s First Congressional District has changed his mind.

05/18/2014

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GOP’s Ortman Raises $130K In Last 3 Months Of ’13

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman reports raising about $130,000 in the last three months of 2013 in her bid to run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken. Ortman released new fundraising details Tuesday.

02/04/2014

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GOP’s McFadden Has $1.7M On Hand For Senate Bid

Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden raised another $780,000 for his campaign in the last three months of 2013 and has $1.7 million in the bank for his bid to run against incumbent Democrat Al Franken this year.

01/09/2014

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GOP Governor Candidate Demands MNsure Chief Resign

A Republican candidate for governor says the executive director of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange should resign. Businessman Scott Honour is among a handful of Republicans seeking to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton next year.

12/16/2013

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1st Republican Starts Bid For Minn. Elections Post

A political newcomer hoping to make Minnesota history is pressing ahead with his bid for an open secretary of state post. Republican Dennis Nguyen was gathering family, friends and supporters Sunday at the Capitol to make his formal campaign announcement.

11/10/2013

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Warehousing Tax Is Rallying Point For Minn. GOP

Two Republican legislators who want to be Minnesota’s next governor tried Thursday to one-up each other in calling to wipe out a new sales tax on warehousing services.

08/15/2013

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GOP’s Emmer Jumps Into Minn.’s 6th District Race

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.”

06/05/2013

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Teague Says Pitino Was A Candidate All Along

Just over a week after making his first big hire at Minnesota, athletic director Norwood Teague says he couldn’t be happier to have landed Richard Pitino as his basketball coach.

04/11/2013

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Another Mpls. Mayor Candidate Enters The Race

Jackie Cherryholmes made the announcement today at Standard Heating on Plymouth Avenue.

02/16/2013

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Duluth Democrats Meet To Nominate House Candidate

Duluth Democrats meet Saturday to nominate a write-in candidate for the seat of a lawmaker who dropped out after a rest-stop sex scandal.

09/08/2012

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Minn. Congressional Candidate Sued By Consultant

The Republican candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s 5th District was sued Friday by a fundraising consultant claiming he owes her money for work on his campaign.

09/07/2012

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1-On-1 With GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

A day after his victory in Florida, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney brought his campaign to Minnesota just five days before our state’s caucuses.

02/01/2012

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Bachmann, From Waterloo To White House Contender

The cornfields edging two-lane Iowa Highway 9 fade to a sunbaked blur as Rep. Michele Bachmann’s blue-and-white campaign coach rolls on, bound for a “town hall” meeting with voters in the basement of a public library 25 minutes down the road.

12/03/2011

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Alleged Mistress Latest Herman Cain Problem

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain has a new dilemna

11/29/2011

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Poll: Public Unsettled On Obama Challenger

Americans have yet to find a Republican they’d clearly prefer over President Barack Obama, although half say the president does not deserve re-election.

10/20/2011

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Republican Candidates Seek Trump Stamp Of Approval

Donald Trump has become a must-stop for GOP candidates looking for advice or hoping to bask in the celebrity real estate mogul’s star power.

09/26/2011

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Debate Analysis: Perry, Romney Defend Records In Forum

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney struggled with a simple reality in the latest GOP debate: Americans elect only experienced politicians as president, and Republicans nominate only proven conservatives.

09/23/2011

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2012 Republican Campaign Gets Not So Polite

It was all going so pleasantly. A month ago, the Republicans who would be president gathered for a debate in New Hampshire and had nothing but nice things to say about one another.

07/13/2011

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Analysis: Debate Debut Lifts Bachmann’s Clout

Rep. Michele Bachmann’s smooth presidential debate performance stands to make her a bigger force in the Republican Party after years of errors and hyperbole. Her new credibility could pose problems for GOP leaders trying to put together a deal with President Barack Obama on reducing the nation’s debt.

06/15/2011

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Bachmann: Time Was Ripe To Jump Into 2012 Race

One hand clutches a crisply folded U.S. flag with a concealed weapons certification protruding; the other slides discreetly into a denim coat pocket. Behind the beaming state lawmaker, a silhouette target with bullet holes square in the chest. Next to her nameplate, a “No New Taxes!” sticker.

06/14/2011

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Pawlenty Denies He Pulled Punches On Health Care

Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty is denying he softened his criticism of former Gov. Mitt Romney’s health care policies in a nationally broadcast debate.

06/14/2011

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