Simon Keeps SOS In Democratic HandsDemocratic state Rep. Steve Simon has been elected secretary of state, defeating Republican former state Rep. Dan Severson. Simon will take over as Minnesota's chief elections officer from Democrat Mark Ritchie, who chose not to run again.
Governor, Senate, State House Are Minnesota PrizesMinnesota joins the rest of the nation Tuesday in a midterm election for everything from governor to local school board seats, with most polling places opening at 7 a.m. and all closing at 8 p.m. Some key things to know about what's at stake:
Severson's Site Goes Down Week Before ElectionRepublican Secretary of State hopeful Dan Severson is suggesting his website was hacked for political reasons. Severson's campaign website crashed earlier this week. At news conference in St. Paul Friday, he said an early investigation shows it was breached by outsiders but they haven't identified who did it.
Severson Says He'd Boost Military Voting Republican Secretary of State hopeful Dan Severson says Minnesota should do more to help military members overseas to cast their ballots. Dan Severson says delays in mailing ballots and lack of awareness has brought military voter participation as low as 5 percent.
Steve Simon Wins DFL Nod For Top Election Official State Rep. Steve Simon is the DFL nominee for secretary of state. Simon turned back two frequent candidates, Dick Franson and Gregg Iverson, in Tuesday's primary.
GOP Avoids Primary For Secretary Of State's Office 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.
Bills Clinches Minn. GOP Senate Endorsement Minnesota state Rep. Kurt Bills has jumped to an early lead in the race for U.S. Senate endorsement at the Republican State Convention.
Ron Paul An Unlikely Force In Minn. Senate RaceThe energy behind Ron Paul's campaign is giving a boost to an unlikely Republican hoping to challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar in November.
Klobuchar Has $5.2M Reserved For Minn. Senate RaceDemocratic 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.
Biden Comes To Minn. For Klobuchar FundraiserVice 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.
Bills Launches Minn. Senate Bid, Eyes Paul Backers 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.
State Rep. Bills Weighs US Senate Run In Minn. A freshman Republican state legislator says he's weighing a campaign for U.S. Senate this fall and could announce his intentions this week.