All of the Republicans seeking to oust Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton regard Minnesota’s problem-ridden health insurance exchange as an unmitigated disaster, but they differ on what they would do about it if they were elected.
Gov. Mark Dayton is pitching almost $1 billion in bonds for the state to take on to fund improvements in areas like higher education and infrastructure in Minnesota. Dayton introduced his proposal for a $986 million bonding bill for the state in the 2014 budget Wednesday.
Some former members of Congress are hoping 2014 will be the year of the comeback. Congress may have public approval ratings hovering near record lows, but several Republicans who once served in the House are trying to recapture their old seats.
Former state House Minority Leader Marty Seifert is putting another campaign for Minnesota governor in motion. The 41-year-old was declaring his campaign Thursday during a three-stop tour.
The Minnesota AFL-CIO is backing Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken in their re-election bids. The union, one of Minnesota’s largest, announced its choices Tuesday in Minnesota’s two major political races next year.
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.
The newest Republican to join Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race ran for the same seat in 1996, when the party deadlocked over a candidate. Bison farmer Monti Moreno said he’s launching a campaign to unseat first-term Democratic Sen. Al Franken.
The Republican businessman running to challenge Democrat Al Franken for U.S. Senate next year reported Friday that he’s worth at least $15 million and as much $57 million.
Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby has been keeping himself occupied since retiring from his position delivering the evening news to Minnesotans back in 2010. But he may soon be embarking on his most ambitious venture yet — Washington, D.C.
The Republican leader of the Minnesota Senate is not running for governor next year. Sen. David Hann of Eden Prairie says Friday he’s not joining the growing field of Republicans in the 2014 race.
State Sen. Dave Thompson says he’s giving up his leadership post in the Minnesota Senate because of his candidacy for governor. Thompson resigned as assistant minority leader in a Wednesday letter to top Republican senators.
Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he has scooped up more than $700,000 in donations in his challenge to Sen. Al Franken. The quick start McFadden touted Tuesday makes clear that next year’s contest will be expensive.
Rep. John Kline says he’s not interested in running for the U.S. Senate or governor next year. Kline said Friday he wants to take his name off the table now so it will help others who might run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken or Gov. Mark Dayton.
The founder of the CaringBridge Web site says she’s running for Congress in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.