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Johnson Wishes Dayton Well After Falling Short

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he’s wishing the victor, Democratic incumbent Mark Dayton, success because he wants Minnesota to succeed. Johnson lost his bid Tuesday to oust Dayton after a single term.

11/04/2014

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POLL: Mark Dayton Wins Another Term As Governor

Are you happy that Mark Dayton returns as Minnesota’s Governor? Click the link to vote on Dave’s poll.

11/04/2014

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Dayton Takes Heat For Early Departure

Gov. Mark Dayton is taking heat for avoiding reporters with questions about a key insurance provider’s exit from the state’s health care exchange.

10/23/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-9-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Steve Forbes drops by to visit with Dave Lee….listen to their chat and other highlights by clicking the link above!

10/09/2014

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Mine Plan Spurs Sharp Jabs In Governor Debate

A mining project under regulatory review has fueled a sharp exchange among Minnesota’s candidates for governor. At a debate Wednesday night, Republican challenger Jeff Johnson accused Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration of “slow-walking” a regulatory review of the PolyMet copper-nickel mine project in northeastern Minnesota.

10/01/2014

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Dayton Holds 2-to-1 Cash Edge Over GOP’s Johnson

Gov. Mark Dayton has a nearly two-to-one cash advantage over Republican challenger Jeff Johnson heading into Election Day. Johnson raised more money than Dayton in the two-month period ending Sept. 16.

09/23/2014

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A Quick Look At Minn. Primary Races

There’s close attention being paid to the Republican governor’s race. The four-way race is the most hotly contested primary in 20 years. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson has the official party endorsement, and on Tuesday night, we’ll see how much that matters.

08/12/2014

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Decision Day For Minnesota’s GOP Governor Hopefuls

Republicans hoping to deny Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton a second term first must settle on a nominee in a primary Tuesday without a runaway favorite. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson had the party’s endorsement that he hopes will pay off amid an expectedly light turnout.

08/12/2014

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GOP Gov. Debate Turns On Ideal Vs. Practical

The candidates pursuing the Republican nomination for Minnesota governor are divided over whose vision for the state would be achievable while presiding over a government split between parties. The notion of what is ideal versus what is practical to promise voters was an undercurrent of Wednesday’s four-way debate on Minnesota Public Radio.

07/30/2014

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Dems Have Money Edge In Key Minnesota Races

Minnesota Democrats enjoy campaign cash advantages in all races for statewide office as the party seeks to keep its current grip on state government power. The latest batch of fundraising reports was released Tuesday, two weeks ahead of a primary election that will set November matchups.

07/29/2014

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Minnesota Governor’s Race Eases Into TV Ad Phase

Republican candidate Scott Honour has put up a round of television ads ahead of next month’s primary election to determine his party’s nominee for governor. Honour adviser Pat Shortridge says the ads are airing statewide on cable television, specifically the Fox News Channel.

07/16/2014

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Talking Points: Challenges Of Running In An August Primary

Republicans may have already had their nominating convention, but four candidates remain in the race for Minnesota Governor. The four will face off in an Aug. 12 primary that is expected to have a turnout of only 10 percent of eligible voters.

06/08/2014

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Action Picks Up As GOP Decision In Gov Race Nears

Another Republican in the running for the Minnesota governor’s office has picked a running mate. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson on Wednesday named former Rochester Rep. Bill Kuisle as his choice for lieutenant governor.

05/21/2014

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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.

06/26/2013

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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.

06/22/2013

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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.

02/15/2012

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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.

02/02/2011

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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.

12/16/2010

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Source: Tom Emmer To Concede Wednesday

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

12/07/2010

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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.

12/02/2010

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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.

11/17/2010

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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.

11/08/2010

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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.

11/07/2010

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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 […]

11/04/2010

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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 […]

11/04/2010

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