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Bachmann Considering Another Presidential Run?

U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she is not necessarily thinking about running for president again, disputing a recent report that suggested she was. Bachmann said last year she didn’t plan to run for re-election for her Minnesota seat in congress this year.

07/23/2014

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Zellers Inks Tax Pledge In Minnesota Governor Race

Republican candidate Kurt Zellers said Wednesday he had signed a conservative group’s pledge that rules out any net tax increases and most new fees as budget options if he becomes Minnesota governor, a position he reinforces in a television ad ahead of next month’s wide-open GOP primary.

07/23/2014

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Rep. Kline Calls Russian Behavior ‘Way Beyond The Pale’

U.S. Rep. John Kline talked about the Malaysian Airlines disaster, school lunches and more with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning.

07/20/2014

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National GOP Promises Spending In Minn. Races

A national Republican group is promising “significant” spending to support Minnesota Republicans’ effort to retake the state House.

07/17/2014

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Wis. Gov. Says He Knew Son Was Witnessing Gay Wedding

Gov. Scott Walker says his 19-year-old son’s decision to act as a witness at the same-sex marriage of a relative is not a policy statement. Walker was asked Tuesday about his son Alex’s decision to serve as a witness to the June 9 wedding in Waukesha County.

07/08/2014

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Obama Rips GOP In Election-Year Economic Salvo

Blasting the GOP as wilfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to thwart his economic agenda, offering a stark contrast that Democrats hope will yield electoral success in November. Obama’s remarks at a picturesque lake in Minneapolis were billed by the White House as a speech on the economy.

06/27/2014

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Minnesota Parties Open Offices, Push Absentee Vote

Looking for an edge, Minnesota’s Republican and Democratic-Farmer-Labor parties are promoting no-excuse absentee voting and setting up satellite offices around the state.

06/19/2014

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Republican Shots At Dayton Shift With Headlines

The Republicans running for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s job are employing new lines of criticism against the incumbent each day as they attempt to elevate their own standing ahead of the August primary that will determine his fall foe.

06/18/2014

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GOP Avoids Primary For Secretary Of State’s Office

Minnesota Republicans won’t have a primary for the open secretary of state’s office. Former state Sen. John Howe of Red Wing pulled out of the race Thursday, clearing the way to the fall ballot for the GOP’s endorsed candidate, Dan Severson. Howe lost at last weekend’s state party convention but left open the possibility of pressing on to an August primary election against Severson, a former legislator who sought the office unsuccessfully in 2010.

06/05/2014

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State Rep. Abeler Pushes To GOP Primary For Senate

Minnesota Republican legislator Jim Abeler says he’ll take his chances in a GOP primary for U.S. Senate against the party-endorsed candidate, Mike McFadden.

06/03/2014

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Johnson Says He Won’t Go Negative On GOP Rivals

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.

06/02/2014

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06/02/2014

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DFL Endorses Dayton For Re-Election As Governor

Minnesota Democrats have endorsed Gov. Mark Dayton for re-election to a second term. Delegates to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s state convention in Duluth gave Dayton a strong voice vote of confidence on Saturday, He was unopposed.

05/31/2014

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Primary Ahead, GOP’s Honour Names Running Mate

Minnesota 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.

05/31/2014

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GOP’s Dahlberg, McFadden Duel For Senate Nod

A county commissioner from northern Minnesota has been the leader from the get-go for the Republican endorsement in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race.

05/30/2014

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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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