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Mike McFadden Pays To Rebroadcast Senate Debate

Republican Senate challenger Mike McFadden is turning a Minnesota Senate debate against Democratic incumbent Al Franken into an infomercial. McFadden’s campaign announced Friday it would pay to re-air their only one-on-one debate so far.

10/10/2014

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Vikings-Packers Game Big Deal To Minn. Political Campaigns

The Thursday night NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers is so big it even affects political strategy.

10/02/2014

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2 Views Of State Economy Shade Governor Race

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.

08/23/2014

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Voter Drops Challenge Of GOP Lawmaker’s Residency

A voter has withdrawn her challenge of a Republican lawmaker’s residency, one day after a judge said there wasn’t enough evidence to toss the lawmaker from November’s ballot.

08/15/2014

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Podcast Page: 8-13-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Miss something from the HUMP DAY version of the Morning News with Dave Lee? Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE.

08/13/2014

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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.

08/12/2014

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Podcast Page: 8-12-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link above to head to Dave’s Podcast Page.

08/12/2014

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Reality Check: The Importance Of Endorsement In Governor’s Race

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.

06/07/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-4-14

Miss something from today? Check out the highlights on THE PODCAST PAGE

06/04/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-2-14

This is the place to listen back to highlights from today’s show. Click the link above to head to Dave’s PODCAST PAGE.

06/02/2014

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DFL Endorses Dayton For Re-Election As Governor

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.

05/31/2014

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Republican Senate Runner Up Candidate Is Ready To Unify For Good Of The GOP

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.

05/31/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: WCCO MORNING NEWS WITH DAVE LEE 5-30-14

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05/30/2014

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Republicans Vie At Convention To Be Franken’s Foe

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.

05/30/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-29-14

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05/29/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-5-14

The CEO of Target Corp. steps down. Dave Lee discussed it this morning….for those interviews and others, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE.

05/05/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The Morning News With Dave Lee …… 3-19-14

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03/19/2014

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Surplus Pleases DFL, But Different Priorities Show

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.

02/28/2014

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Environmental Projects Make The Legislative Agenda

When it comes to the outdoors and the environment in Minnesota, the 2014 legislative session is going to be about money for projects.

02/21/2014

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How much will it cost you to visit with Joe Biden? Blois has the answer on THE MORNING TAKE….click the link to listen back!

02/06/2014

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Police Shut Down DFL Caucus Following Disorder

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.

02/05/2014

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Warren Heads To Minn. For Dems; Jindal For GOP

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.

01/15/2014

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1-8-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

GOP and DFL to hold their conventions at the same time…..has that ever happened before? Click the link to listen back!

01/08/2014

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Minn. Campaign Board Finalizes Senate DFL Case

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.

01/07/2014

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Klobuchar Thinks Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

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.

10/18/2013

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