No Minnesota governor in almost two decades has won with a majority of the statewide vote, thanks mostly to a plucky third party whose candidates have been difference makers or, in the case of Jesse Ventura, the stunning victor.
The Republican candidate for governor in 2010 is trying for a political comeback as he joins the race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress. Tom Emmer was announcing his campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Delano. Emmer says his narrow 2010 governor’s race loss to Mark Dayton will make him a stronger candidate, and that he wants to follow in Bachmann’s footsteps fighting what he called “the ever-growing size of government.”
Gov. Mark Dayton’s current chief spokeswoman will run his 2014 reelection campaign. Katharine Tinucci assumed the job of press secretary when Dayton took office. She had been communications director and deputy manager for Dayton’s 2010 campaign.
Ron Stahl is glad to be taking part in the annual tradition, despite the fact the weather is not ideal. “It was cool,” he said. “It was windy, and we saw some snowflakes.”
An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn’t back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it.
Minnesota lawmakers want the state to start cracking down on phony 911 calls.
Rep. John Kline, the dean of Minnesota’s GOP delegation in Congress, on Friday ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate or governor next year, saying he wanted to make his intentions clear so other possible candidates will step forward.
Two years as Minnesota’s governor hasn’t made Mark Dayton any more predictable after a long career marked by unexpected decisions and unorthodox moves.
Former Governor Tim Pawlenty splits his time these days in Washington DC for work and at home in the Twin Cities.
Some Republicans are pining for a repeat campaign for Minnesota governor by former state Rep. Tom Emmer.
Days after the tragedy of the elementary school shootings in Connecticut, the Governor of Minnesota says there’s not much the state can do to regulate weapons.
It’s round two of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s culinary diplomacy. The Democratic governor had a lunch date Friday with state Sen. David Hann.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has lent his high-profile support to an author who says she has proof Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t assassinate President John Kennedy.
Politics have changed a bit since 1986. Back then, we didn’t have social media, the Internet or very many third-party candidates. So on the eve of this year’s election, we look back at an unusual one.
Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker was in St. Paul Sunday night for a midwest governor’s conference to promote foreign investment, and couldn’t hide from questions about a judge’s decision striking down his law that took away collective bargaining rights of unions.
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for federal permission to make changes to Minnesota’s Medicaid program to save as much as $151 million over five years.
Gov. Mark Dayton meets Friday with Republican and Democratic legislative leaders to negotiate an agreement on a special session focused on flood relief.
Promising a swift appeal, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is blasting a federal decision to deny aid to homeowners and businesses repair properties from last month’s severe flooding.
Brian McClung remembers all too well the last time his former boss was in the running for a Vice Presidential position.
Gov. Mark Dayton faces re-election in two years, and he recently released his personal tax returns for last year.
You could say former Gov. Tim Pawlenty was left at the alter four years ago when John McCain bypassed him for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket, choosing instead Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson is concerned about what the Voter ID amendment would mean if passed.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he’s told Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to look elsewhere for a running mate.
Hamline Law Professor and political science expert David Schultz joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s controversial veto this week of the Republican second tax bill still has some GOP lawmakers fuming. It was the latest in an unusually high number of vetoes. But is Dayton that much different than previous governors? Here’s Pat Kessler’s Reality Check.