There’s a change at the top of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson’s campaign with six weeks to go in the race. Johnson announced Friday that he was switching campaign managers.
After more problems at Minnesota’s online health care exchange, the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says if he’s elected, he’ll make drastic changes to MNsure. And Jeff Johnson is pressing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to do more to stop premium hikes for small businesses. MNsure’s largest and lowest cost provider — PreferredOne — said this week it’s dropping out of the health exchange for financial reasons.
Republican Jeff Johnson moved Thursday to make health insurance problems a bigger part of his campaign against Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, saying Minnesota’s plan for complying with the Affordable Care Act is causing sticker shock as well as logistical headaches.
Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Jeff Johnson are the stars of television ads in their race for Minnesota governor. But neither can claim ownership of the spots because outside groups have done all of the airing so far. Research by The Associated Press shows that Dayton is among only eight of 28 governors seeking re-election who has yet to go live with his own ads. Johnson is also in the minority as a challenger without a steady commercial presence by now.
Bursting at the seams, executives at surgical device maker Cardiovascular Systems Inc. knew they needed to double their physical space and double their workforce. The big question was where.
Independent Minnesota political groups are spending a fortune on television ads this campaign season. They’re branding GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson as a “tea party Republican.” The ads are relentless, and ominous.
With just eight weeks left in the race for Minnesota governor, both parties are trying to cast the other’s nominee as too extreme: Republicans say Gov. Mark Dayton is beholden to labor unions, while Democrats are chastising Jeff Johnson as being a right-wing supporter of the tea party.
Republican nominee Jeff Johnson’s hopes of uniting his party base in the race for Minnesota governor have gotten a boost with an endorsement from someone chastised for running as an independent four years ago.
Minnesota’s Chamber of Commerce on Friday backed Republican Jeff Johnson over Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton as the business community weighs how big a role to play in the governor’s race.
With any luck, Minnesota has two months left in its election season. Then again, the state is accustomed to high-profile races that go into overtime. It just so happens that two recount survivors, Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, share a ballot this fall in respective re-election bids.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson are getting big infusions of public money for their campaigns. Dayton received $534,000 in public subsidies in his bid for a second term, while Johnson took in about $389,000.
The Minnesota Fair marks the unofficial kick-off of the fall election campaigns. Both Governor Mark Dayton and his Republican challenger, Jeff Johnson, are making their case in person with fair goers.
Political candidates foraging for fall votes are settling in at the Minnesota State Fair. With more than 1.7 million people expected to roam the grounds during the 12-day run, candidates for governor, senator and other offices are shaking hands and spreading their messages.
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