A new television ad from Minnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden accuses Democratic Sen. Al Franken of voting almost 100 percent of the time with President Obama. The ad, with a humorous tone, ties Franken to Obama with a very Minnesotan insult: a Franken look-alike struggling to back his boat into the water.
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Minnesota’s Supreme Court has dismissed a voter’s call to have Rep. Bob Barrett removed from the November ballot over his residency. Valerie Mondor had petitioned the court to toss Barrett from the election.
It hasn’t been a banner month for Minnesota’s “other” major party. The Independence Party, a presence on the state political scene since Jesse Ventura was governor, saw a preferred Senate candidate lose a primary Tuesday.
Republicans closed ranks Wednesday behind the winner of Tuesday’s primary election for governor. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won a decisive primary victory over three opponents. He’ll face incumbent Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Johnson promises a campaign of ideas, not smears.
The Secretary of State’s office estimates that only 9.8 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Minnesota’s primary election. Spokesman Nathan Bowie says the turnout number is preliminary and unofficial. He says it won’t be finalized until counties finish submitting data.
The new mayor of a Minnesota town is just 7-years-old, and he doesn’t say much. Voters in Cormorant, in Northwestern Minnesota, elected a dog named Duke by a landslide. The 12 people in the village each paid $1 to cast a vote.
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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says gubernatorial debates should focus on other candidates until voters in next week’s primary choose a Republican to run against him. The Democratic incumbent spoke about the race Thursday during his annual appearance at the FarmFest trade show.
Jeff Johnson has become the punching bag in the Minnesota Republican primary for governor — and he’s just fine with that. The Hennepin County commissioner is increasingly catching flak from three competitors. Johnson takes it as a sign he’s out front in a race that has gone months without a clear favorite. Tuesday’s primary winner will face Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in November’s election.
Endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he doesn’t intend to wage a negative campaign against three fellow GOP hopefuls who are challenging him in an August primary.
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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A candidate who pledged not to force a Republican primary in Minnesota’s First Congressional District has changed his mind.
When Tina Smith arrived at an eat-in bakery recently as an ambassador of Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election campaign, there wasn’t much mystery about the allegiance of her assembled audience. A couple dozen tried-and-true Democrats who huddled around Smith were anxious to meet the governor’s new running mate, and she was just as eager to deliver an early call to action.