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Severson Gains GOP Support For Secretary Of State

A former legislator is the Minnesota Republican Party’s choice to run in an open secretary of state’s race, grabbing the endorsement Friday when his only rival exited the race. Ex-Rep. Dan Severson secured the backing at the state party convention, the second time he is trying for the key state elections

05/30/2014

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Newman Endorsed To Challenge Swanson For AG Post

Scott Newman has secured the Republican Party’s backing for Minnesota attorney general a day after jumping into the race. The state senator from Hutchinson was the sole candidate seeking the endorsement Friday at the party’s state convention in Rochester.

05/30/2014

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Gilbert Gains GOP Nod To Take On Otto For Auditor

Former Long Lake Mayor Randy Gilbert has won Republican backing in his second bid for the state auditor’s post. Gilbert has an accounting background and was the only candidate for the Republican endorsement awarded Friday at the Minnesota GOP convention in Rochester.

05/30/2014

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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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GOP Convention Won’t Decide Some Election Nominees

For Minnesota Republicans, this weekend’s convention in Rochester won’t deliver a typical knockout punch to all of the candidates who fail to get the endorsement of the party faithful.

05/29/2014

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05/29/2014

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Zellers Taps Former Rep. Simpson As His No. 2

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kurt Zellers has looked inside his own campaign for a running mate with the selection of former state Rep. Dean Simpson. The announcement Thursday is the latest pairing involving a current or former House member.

05/22/2014

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Hagedorn Changes Mind, Re-Enters Congress Race

A candidate who pledged not to force a Republican primary in Minnesota’s First Congressional District has changed his mind.

05/18/2014

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Outside Group Ads Up In Minn. Governor Race

An outside political group’s new television promotes Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Honour as having the toughest stance against the nation’s new health care law.

05/13/2014

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Dayton’s GOP Rivals Pan State Of State Speech

Minnesota Republicans trying to oust Gov. Mark Dayton from office are giving negative reviews to the final State of the State speech of the Democrat’s term. Reaction from the field of challengers was sharp and swift Wednesday night.

04/30/2014

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Math For Public Works Borrowing Bill Proves Tough

Political calculations are complicating consideration of a public works financing package. It’s a marquee bill being closely watched from water-starved Worthington to the campgrounds-in-waiting at the new Lake Vermilion State Park.

04/29/2014

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Abeler Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election To House

Anoka Republican Jim Abeler says he won’t seek re-election to his House seat as he focuses on running for U.S. Senate. Abeler, 59, a chiropractor by trade, is among several Republicans seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

04/22/2014

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GOP Senate Hopeful McFadden Has $1.8M Reserve

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has nearly $2 million in reserve as the campaigns start to heat up. McFadden’s campaign released totals Tuesday for the first three months of 2014. The first-time candidate raised more than $600,000 during that time, leaving him with $1.8 million cash on hand.

04/15/2014

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Bachmann Backs Emmer To Succeed Her In Congress

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is formally backing GOP candidate Tom Emmer to succeed her in Congress as an expected primary awaits that Minnesota race. Bachmann and other Republican officials stood with Emmer at a Tuesday news conference.

04/15/2014

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