Walker: Exiting Race Allows Him To Help Ron JohnsonWith his run for the White House behind him, Gov. Scott Walker says he will now be free to campaign aggressively to help fellow Republican Ron Johnson win re-election to the U.S. Senate in a rematch against Democrat Russ Feingold.
New Squabble Looms Over Minnesota Political Office SpaceAnother squabble is shaping up over offices for Minnesota politicians. The 83-year-old State Office Building that is the main workspace for 134 House members and their staffs is in need of more than $100 million in repairs, according to the agency that manages government properties.
4 Presidential Candidates Speak At Mpls. DNC ConferenceMinneapolis was center stage Friday for the Democrats in the 2016 presidential race. The Democratic National Committee is holding its summer meeting downtown, where Hillary Clinton was mobbed by supporters.
Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential YearThe Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race.
Clinton, Sanders Set For Minneapolis DNC ConferenceSome democratic presidential hopefuls will be in Minnesota Friday. The Democratic National Committee will bring Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb to Minneapolis for the weekend conference.
Sanders Trying To Make The Most Of Booming 2016 CrowdsDemocratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is packing 'em in: 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin. More than 2,500 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Another 7,500 this week in Portland, Maine.
GOP Calls Dayton ‘Out Of Touch’ Following Cabinet Pay HikeGov. Mark Dayton was preparing to announce pay raises for his state agency commissioners as Republicans were warning exorbitant increases would become a campaign issue next year.
Clinton's Visit Prompts Response From Republican Party Of MinnesotaThe front-runner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination is visiting Minneapolis Monday. Hillary Rodham Clinton is holding a fundraiser at the home of Ellen Goldberg Luger, wife of Andy Luger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.
Lawmakers Hold Dramatic Special SessionMinnesota lawmakers are holding a dramatic special legislative session Friday -- three weeks after their regular session ended. Lawmakers are back in St. Paul to pass billions of dollars in budget bills to fund state government.
Hillary Rodham Clinton in Minneapolis June 22The front-runner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination will be in Minneapolis later this month. Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold a fundraiser on June 22nd at the home of Ellen Goldberg Luger. She's married to Andy Luger, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.
Dayton, House GOP Reach Tentative Deal On EducationGov. Mark Dayton and majority House Republicans came to a tentative deal Monday on education funding, the largest unresolved piece of the state budget fight that's pushed Minnesota toward a potential government shutdown.
Former Maryland Gov. O'Malley Jumps Into 2016 Democratic RaceFormer Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge toMaryland for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street. "I'm running for you," he told a crowd of about 1,000 people in a populist message at Federal Hill Park in Baltimore.