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1-9-14 Chris Christie In Trouble For BRIDGEGATE On The Morning News With Dave Lee

How big of a problem is BRIDGEGATE? Click the link to listen back to Dave’s conversation with Paul Singer of USA Today.

01/09/2014

Blois Olson Bio

1-8-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

GOP and DFL to hold their conventions at the same time…..has that ever happened before? Click the link to listen back!

01/08/2014

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Dems Drove Minn. Politics In ’13 As GOP Regrouped

Democrats were in the driver’s seat of Minnesota politics in 2013, a year that saw stark shifts in social and fiscal policy.

12/26/2013

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MNsure Application Process Still A Pain For Customers

Minnesota’s health exchange is acknowledging glitches on its sign-up website, assuring frustrated consumers they’ll be covered by insurance by Jan. 1 if they send in payment by next Monday. MNsure’s website glitches are keeping some consumers from completing the application process.

12/16/2013

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GOP Governor Candidate Demands MNsure Chief Resign

A Republican candidate for governor says the executive director of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange should resign. Businessman Scott Honour is among a handful of Republicans seeking to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton next year.

12/16/2013

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Minn. GOP’s Kline Gets Challenger From Own Party

U.S. Rep. John Kline of Minnesota has a GOP endorsement challenger who says he’s more conservative than the six-term incumbent congressman. David Gerson of South St. Paul kicked off his bid Monday at a state Capitol news conference.

12/09/2013

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Minn. Republicans Relocate HQ From Capitol Area

Minnesota Republicans are taking their party headquarters from the shadow of the state Capitol to a less-glamorous neighborhood in Minneapolis. The move was announced Monday and will be made by the end of January.

12/09/2013

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State GOP’s Deputy Chair Resigning For House Bid

The deputy chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party is stepping down to devote herself full time to her state House campaign. Kelly Fenton says Monday that she’ll stay with the state GOP through the end of the year.

12/02/2013

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Republican Marty Seifert Taking 2nd Shot At Gov. Race

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.

11/21/2013

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Minn. GOP Deputy Chair Will Run For State House

The deputy chairwoman of Minnesota’s Republican Party says she’ll run for an open state House seat in Woodbury. Kelly Fenton filed Friday to run for House District 53B. The seat’s being vacated by Republican Rep. Andrea Kieffer, who’s stepping down after two terms.

11/15/2013

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1st Republican Starts Bid For Minn. Elections Post

A political newcomer hoping to make Minnesota history is pressing ahead with his bid for an open secretary of state post. Republican Dennis Nguyen was gathering family, friends and supporters Sunday at the Capitol to make his formal campaign announcement.

11/10/2013

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Convicted Violent Rapist Could Be Released From Treatment

The three-judge panel decided on Friday to hold a special hearing in February to determine whether 58-year-old convicted rapist Thomas Duvall should be released from sex offender treatment.

11/08/2013

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House GOP Marriage Equality Backer Won’t Run Again

A Republican state representative who broke with most in her party to support legalizing gay marriage says she won’t run for re-election next year. Rep. Andrea Kieffer of Woodbury said in a prepared statement that she was honored to serve but that she never intended the Legislature to be her career.

11/07/2013

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10-28-13 Julianne Ortman On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Is she the front runner to face Al Franken in 2014?

10/28/2013

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Tiedeman, Minn. GOP Veteran, Elected To RNC Post

Minnesota’s newest representative on the Republican National Committee is longtime activist Chris Tiedeman. He was chosen Saturday at the state GOP’s central committee meeting to one of the state’s three slots on the national Republican Party governing panel.

10/26/2013

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