Talking Points: Rebecca Otto Going After Sanders SupportersThe election may be 13 months away, but candidates in the race for governor are staking out their positions in an attempt to stand out in a crowded field.
Rep. Paul Thissen Joins Race For GovernorLongtime Rep. Paul Thissen joins an already crowded field of DFL candidates for governor. Thissen plans to formally launch his campaign Thursday to replace Gov. Mark Dayton, who decided against a third term.
Johnson Wishes Dayton Well After Falling ShortRepublican 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.
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Dayton Takes Heat For Early DepartureGov. Mark Dayton is taking heat for avoiding reporters with questions about a key insurance provider's exit from the state's health care exchange.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
GOP Gov. Debate Turns On Ideal Vs. PracticalThe 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.
Dems Have Money Edge In Key Minnesota RacesMinnesota 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.