Political candidates foraging for fall votes are settling in at the Minnesota State Fair. With more than 1.7 million people expected to roam the grounds during the 12-day run, candidates for governor, senator and other offices are shaking hands and spreading their messages.
Endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he doesn’t intend to wage a negative campaign against three fellow GOP hopefuls who are challenging him in an August primary.
Minnesota campaign regulators reinforced a wall of separation between candidates and outside political groups Tuesday, issuing an opinion that discourages them from cooperating on fundraising that could eventually pour money back into the politicians’ races and likely violate state law.
The Republican candidates for governor and senator who won bellwether straw polls among crowded fields sought Wednesday to capitalize on the early show of support from party activists.
Newly filed fundraising reports show money is already flowing fast into the tanks of Minnesota candidates, parties and outside groups to pay for manpower, mailings and TV commercials this campaign season. Among governor hopefuls, incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton had the biggest haul and more socked away than his seven Republican challengers combined. Democratic party units were in a generally stronger position than their GOP counterparts.
It’s Election Day and Dave and Blois Olson run down the big races….
Saturday’s DFL Convention in Minneapolis failed to nominate a candidate for mayor. That means that all six DFL candidates are expected to run in the November election.
State Sen. Benjamin Kruse didn’t boast to voters in Brooklyn Park about how GOP lawmakers won last year’s stare down with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to erase a huge deficit without raising taxes. He didn’t bring up the government shutdown that preceded the budget deal, as he campaigned door to door last week.
One week from today, Minnesota voters go to the polls in a primary election to narrow the list of candidates for the November campaigns.
There’s just 100 days away from the election and a new poll shows President Obama is the more likeable candidate.
A few hundred Minnesotans will see their name on a 2012 election ballot seeking state legislative, federal or judicial office.
Candidates have begun filing to run for elected positions ranging from the Minnesota Legislature to the U.S. Congress.
With all the focus on the Republican candidates, President Obama is putting together re-election campaign offices around the country including one here in Minnesota.
Normally overlooked, Minnesota Republicans reveled in a chance to sway a party presidential nominating contest in Tuesday night caucuses that for once were on the radar of all the major contenders.
One of the The biggest local political stories this week is the announcement by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann that she will run for re-election in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District.