Fierce Legislative Campaigns Expected Statewide In 2016With the November 2016 elections just one year away, Republicans, Democrats and outside groups are preparing for expensive battles over state legislative seats. Increasing activity by independent groups could push next year's campaign fundraising totals past those of previous election cycles.
Volunteers Working To Get Voters Registered TodayAs things continue to heat up and intensify in the race for the White House, candidates and state officials want everyone who qualifies to exercise their right to vote.
Latest Poll Shows Gov. Walker's Support Slipping AwayA new poll from CBS News and the New York Times shows Gov. Scott Walker losing support in his bid for the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential election. In August, Walker had 10 percent among Republican primary voters saying they supported him for the nomination.
State Senator Seen As Congressional Contender Bypasses RaceState Sen. Dave Thompson has ruled out a run for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, taking a candidate viewed as a GOP contender out of the mix. Thompson announced Friday that he won't seek to succeed Republican Rep. John Kline in the competitive district south of the Twin Cities.
A Frequent Name At The Ballot Box, Dick Franson Dies At 86A frequent presence on Minnesota's election ballots has died. Dick Franson ran for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide and local offices for a total of about 30 attempts. Franson died Wednesday after going through rehab for a concussion earlier this year. He was 86.
Independence Party Demoted To Minor-Party Status In MNThe Independence Party is less mighty in the eyes of the state of Minnesota. The secretary of state's office formally informed the party's leader in a letter Tuesday that it has been downgraded from major- to minor-party status.
Board To Put Final Stamp On Minnesota ElectionMinnesota voters had their say, but this year's election is only now at its official conclusion. The state Canvassing Board was to convene Tuesday to put the final stamp on an election that saw Democrat incumbents comfortably win races for governor and Senate after being subjected to recounts in their prior campaigns.
Cornish Weighs Challenge Of Walz In 2016Republican State Rep. Tony Cornish says he may challenge recently re-elected U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in 2016. Cornish says he announced his possible plans early to gauge interest from the Republican Party and donors in running in the 1st District. He plans to make a final decision within a year or so.
Simon Keeps SOS In Democratic HandsDemocratic state Rep. Steve Simon has been elected secretary of state, defeating Republican former state Rep. Dan Severson. Simon will take over as Minnesota's chief elections officer from Democrat Mark Ritchie, who chose not to run again.
1 Year Later, MNsure Remains A Hot Topic For CandidatesWe're a year into MNsure. The largest and cheapest carrier is out, the rates are going up and critics continue to call it a failure. What could this mean for the midterm elections? No matter how you feel about MNSure, it has provided for a lot of back and forth between the candidates this election season.
Simon Pushes For Early Voting In MinnesotaDemocratic secretary of state candidate Steve Simon wants Minnesota to join the 33 states that allow early voting.
5 Things To Know About The Midterm Election With any luck, Minnesota has two months left in its election season. Then again, the state is accustomed to high-profile races that go into overtime. It just so happens that two recount survivors, Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, share a ballot this fall in respective re-election bids.