As Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton makes the case for a second term, a major theme he’s pressed is that the state economy has outperformed most of the Upper Midwest on his watch. How voters view the economy will go a long way in determining how Dayton, a Democrat, fares in November. Republicans concede things have turned around but they say the recovery has been far from robust. There’s no shortage of ways to measure the economy, and each side will spend the next 10 weeks debating whether the glass is half-full or half-empty.
A voter has withdrawn her challenge of a Republican lawmaker’s residency, one day after a judge said there wasn’t enough evidence to toss the lawmaker from November’s ballot.
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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.
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Four of the last five Minnesota governors ran for office without the endorsement of the major Republican or Democratic parties. Including Mark Dayton In 2010, the Democrats partied inside their convention, and banned Mark Dayton from going inside.
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Minnesota Democrats have endorsed Gov. Mark Dayton for re-election to a second term. Delegates to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s state convention in Duluth gave Dayton a strong voice vote of confidence on Saturday, He was unopposed.
On Saturday, Minnesota Republicans endorsed investment banker Mike McFadden to take on DFL Senator Al Franken in the next election in November. Saint Louis County commissioner Chris Dahlberg, who lost to McFadden, is disappointed but is looking ahead in the campaign to unseat Franken.
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The Republican chase to be Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s fall challenger is reaching a crucial point in Rochester. Delegates to the state GOP convention will vote to endorse a candidate.
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Democrats who control Minnesota’s House and Senate agree a $1.2 billion surplus is likely to make for an easier legislative session, but there’s not agreement yet on how much to spend, save or rebate to taxpayers. House Speaker Paul Thissen says he wants to move quickly on more than $500 million in tax relief.
When it comes to the outdoors and the environment in Minnesota, the 2014 legislative session is going to be about money for projects.
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The DFL caucus that ended prematurely after chaos erupted at the Minneapolis meeting will be rescheduled. DFL Chairman Ken Martin said Wednesday because the caucus wasn’t officially adjourned Tuesday night at the Bryan Cole Community Center, it will be reconvened at a date that’s not yet been set.
Upcoming party fundraising dinners for Minnesota Democrats and Republicans will have big-name speakers. Minnesota Democrats said Tuesday that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be the keynote for the annual Humphrey-Mondale dinner on March 29.
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A campaign finance case that resulted in a $100,000 penalty against the Senate DFL Caucus is getting a fresh look from regulators. The state’s campaign board met privately Tuesday to discuss whether the case deserves more scrutiny.
As U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar helped volunteers at the Second Harvest Heartland warehouse in Golden Valley, she said she is optimistic that Congress will pass a new long-term farm bill this year. That would be welcome news to Second Harvest CEO Rob Zeaske.
Gov. Mark Dayton raised $379,000 from the start of July to the end of September for his re-election campaign. The Democratic governor’s campaign voluntarily released the figures on Thursday, though he is not compelled to release quarterly finance reports.
Government dysfunction aside, landing or keeping a job in the Washington power structure can be a pricey endeavor.