Republicans Opt For McFadden As US Senate PickMinnesota Republicans shaped the top of a high-stakes election ticket Saturday, endorsing investment banker Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate and voting on a favorite for governor as the party tries to end Democratic political dominance in the state. McFadden's win spares him a hard primary fight and offers a clearer path to a November challenge to Democratic Sen. Al Franken. The race could help determine if U.S. Senate control flips from Democratic to Republican this fall.
Primary Ahead, GOP's Honour Names Running MateMinnesota Republican Scott Honour has filled out his ticket for governor with a state senator as the first-time candidate looks ahead to an August primary. Honour, a former investment company executive, named state Sen. Karin Housley of St. Mary's Point for the lieutenant governor slot. Honour says she brings legislative experience to his campaign but not so much she is considered engrained in government.
Paul Gets Warm Welcome At Minn. GOP Convention U.S. Rep. Ron Paul got a very warm welcome at Minnesota's Republican Convention even though he's not the party's presumed presidential nominee.
Ron Paul To Address Minn. GOP Convention Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is scheduled to speak at the Minnesota Republican Convention next week in St. Cloud.