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Governors Race

Sen. Dave Thompson

Radio Host Turned Senator Joins Minn. Gov. Fray

State Sen. Dave Thompson says if he’s elected Minnesota governor he’d bypass old solutions to state problems, seek voucher-like tax credits to enhance school choice and promise to “get out of your way.” Thompson hit the road Wednesday for his opening campaign swing. He’s the fourth Republican in the race, with others still mulling a challenge Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton next year.


Sen. Dave Thompson

Thompson, Zeller Jump In Governor’s Race

The race for governor is getting crowded. Another well-known Republican is throwing his hat in the race. State Senator Dave Thompson confirmed to WCCO’s Pat Kessler that he will file the legal papers necessary on Monday. He will formally announce his candidacy at a gathering on Wednesday.


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Rybak Fined For Contributions In Minn. Gov. Race

A state campaign finance board has penalized Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak for certain contributions from lobbyists during his 2010 run for governor.


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Dems Big Spenders In Minn. Gov’s Race

Wealthy candidates and a competitive primary made Democrats the big spenders in a Minnesota governor’s race that the party won for the first time in two decades.


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Dayton Gets Election Certificate In Minn.

Gov.-elect Mark Dayton is officially certified as the winner of the Minnesota governor’s race, more than six weeks after the election.


Tom Emmer at a Dec. 3, 2010 press conference. (credit: CBS)

Source: Tom Emmer To Concede Wednesday

A source close to Republican Tom Emmer says he will end his campaign for Governor Wednesday.


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Challenged Ballots From Minn. Gov. Recount Online

Scanned images of challenged ballots from Minnesota’s governor’s race recount are now available online.


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GOP To Ask High Court’s Help In Gov’s Race

Minnesota Republicans are going to court over the state’s undecided governor’s race.


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Dayton Names Team To Guide Governor Transition

The advisers that will lead Democrat Mark Dayton’s transition to a possible governor’s administration are familiar names in the party.


Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pawlenty Says GOP Must Produce Results For Voters

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says Republicans are going to have to produce some results or they’ll be tossed out in two years just as Democrats were in last week’s election.


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Minn. Dems Aim To Have Dayton’s Back In Statehouse

Democrats in the Minnesota Legislature spent years objecting to Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s tough-guy dealings with lawmakers. If Democrat Mark Dayton emerges as the state’s next governor, they’re hoping he will borrow some of Pawlenty’s […]


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Dayton Taps Franken Recount Veterans In Minn. Race

ST. PAUL (AP) – Democrat Mark Dayton has tapped two veterans of Sen. Al Franken’s 2008 recount as he prepares for a recount in the governor’s race. His unofficial lead over Republican Tom Emmer is […]


Republican Tom Emmer, Democrat Mark Dayton (credit: CBS)

Familiar To Minnesota: Recount Looms In Gov. Race

ST. PAUL (AP) — Minnesota’s too-close-to-call governor’s race was headed down an unpleasantly familiar road Wednesday, with both parties girding for months of battle certain to test the patience of voters still weary from the […]

CBS Minnesota–11/03/2010

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Esme Blog: Much Material For Voters To Work With

Mark Dayton said this weekend, “It’s not hard to make fun of myself when there is so much material to work with.”


9/22/10 Chad Hartman 12pm Hour

In his first hour on Wednesday, Chad spoke with Channel 5 political reporter, Tom Hauser, about the Twins, the Governors race and Michele Bachmann…