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GOP Hopefuls Bunched In Minn. 6th Money Race

None of the would-be successors to retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann has an overwhelming money advantage in Minnesota’s 6th District.

10/15/2013

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GOP Lawmakers Question New Minnesota Voter Portal

Top Republican legislators want an independent review of Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie’s move to allow online voter registration. Four prominent GOP lawmakers accuse Ritchie of using “dubious authority” to set up the system without explicit legislative permission.

10/07/2013

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Talking Points: Who’s To Blame In Gov’t Shutdown?

The government shutdown is headed into its second week, but Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she is hopeful that a compromise backed by 22 moderate House Republicans to fund the government for six weeks so a deal can be reached could lead to a breakthrough.

10/06/2013

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Minn. Senate Settles Lawsuit From Fired Staffer

The Minnesota Senate agreed Thursday to settle a lawsuit brought by a former staffer who was fired after he was found to be having an affair with the chamber’s majority leader. The Senate agreed to pay Michael Brodkorb $30,000, an amount that chamber leaders said was equal to severance offered Brodkorb before he was fired in December 2011. He had been seeking more than $500,000.

09/26/2013

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Minn. Congressional Delegation Splits Over Syria

Minnesota’s congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. And the split is not falling along party lines.

09/04/2013

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Minn. Senate Attorneys Want Brodkorb Suit Tossed

A federal magistrate is weighing whether to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a fired Minnesota Senate aide.

08/28/2013

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Attorneys For Brodkorb Deny Leak In Lawsuit

Attorneys for fired Minnesota Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb deny deliberately publishing details about other sexual affairs they allege occurred at the Capitol.

08/22/2013

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Newest Minn. Republican In Senate Race An Old Hand

The newest Republican to join Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race ran for the same seat in 1996, when the party deadlocked over a candidate. Bison farmer Monti Moreno said he’s launching a campaign to unseat first-term Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

08/22/2013

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Hopeful Challenger To Sen. Franken Worth Up To $57M

The Republican businessman running to challenge Democrat Al Franken for U.S. Senate next year reported Friday that he’s worth at least $15 million and as much $57 million.

08/16/2013

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Warehousing Tax Is Rallying Point For Minn. GOP

Two Republican legislators who want to be Minnesota’s next governor tried Thursday to one-up each other in calling to wipe out a new sales tax on warehousing services.

08/15/2013

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Warehousing Tax Is Rallying Point For Minn. GOP

Two Republican legislators who want to be Minnesota governor are one-upping each other in calls to wipe out a new sales tax on warehousing services. Sen. Dave Thompson and Rep. Kurt Zellers have latched onto the issue.

08/15/2013

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4 GOP Candidates For Minn. Gov. To Meet In Forum

Four Republicans with eyes on Minnesota governor’s office are sharing a stage as they angle for the party’s 2014 nomination. A candidate forum billed as the first with all four announced candidates was scheduled for Thursday night in Mounds View.

08/01/2013

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Former ‘CCO Anchor Don Shelby Mulling Run Against Paulsen

Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby has been keeping himself occupied since retiring from his position delivering the evening news to Minnesotans back in 2010. But he may soon be embarking on his most ambitious venture yet — Washington, D.C.

07/25/2013

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Many State Republican Parties Mired In Dysfunction

The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that it has hired a dozen state directors to work closely with state parties, the first major step in GOP Chairman Reince Priebus’ plan to erase the long-standing political advantage Democrats enjoy in some states.

07/25/2013

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GOP’s McFadden Builds From Blank Political Slate

When Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden raised $765,000 in the inaugural month of his bid to take on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, he sent an important signal about his ability to compete in a high-profile race that will depend heavily on money.

07/23/2013

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