Minnesota Republicans won’t have a primary for the open secretary of state’s office. Former state Sen. John Howe of Red Wing pulled out of the race Thursday, clearing the way to the fall ballot for the GOP’s endorsed candidate, Dan Severson. Howe lost at last weekend’s state party convention but left open the possibility of pressing on to an August primary election against Severson, a former legislator who sought the office unsuccessfully in 2010.
Minnesota state Rep. Kurt Bills has jumped to an early lead in the race for U.S. Senate endorsement at the Republican State Convention.
The energy behind Ron Paul’s campaign is giving a boost to an unlikely Republican hoping to challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar in November.
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar has nearly $5.2 million in reserve for her Minnesota re-election campaign after raising another $1 million during the first three months of 2012.
Vice President Joe Biden gave Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar a fundraising lift and vouched for her as the type of “gutsy” leader Washington could use more of as he breezed through Minnesota on Wednesday.
A freshman Republican legislator says he hopes to tap into a robust Minnesota network for presidential candidate Ron Paul as part of a newly announced bid for U.S. Senate.
A freshman Republican state legislator says he’s weighing a campaign for U.S. Senate this fall and could announce his intentions this week.
A Minnesota-based executive with the parent company of Fox News has decided not to run as a Republican against U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar next year.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has padded an already commanding head start in the 2012 campaign money chase, ending September with $4 million in her fundraising account.
A Republican who’s not well known in state political circles is joining the race to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
The sole Republican currently in Minnesota’s 2012 U.S. Senate race has more debt than available cash in his first federal fundraising report.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is offering a muted response to the announcement that a Republican has stepped forward to challenge her re-election next year.
Two Minnesota Republicans who ran on the party’s statewide ticket last fall emerged Tuesday as possible candidates in a 2012 U.S. Senate campaign that so far lacks any declared GOP candidates.