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GOP’s Nguyen Drops Secretary Of State Run

The only Republican formally running for Minnesota Secretary of State abruptly halted his campaign on Monday.


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Minn. Party Chiefs Tout Precinct Caucuses

The chairmen of Minnesota’s three major political parties are making a rare joint appearance at the Capitol. The DFL’s Ken Martin, Republican chairman Keith Downey and Mark Jenkins of the Independence Party are setting aside differences Tuesday to encourage participation in upcoming precinct caucuses. The Feb. 4 caucuses are the start of a political process that culminates in November.


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Downey Expects Republicans To Keep Spot In 6th District

The first real high profile entrance in the Republican race to retain the vital 6th Congressional District is anticipated Wednesday as former legislator Tom Emmer is expected to throw his hat into the ring. Even if Jim Graves had stayed in the contest, Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said he had and has every confidence that the GOP will retain the 6th district.


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Minnesota GOP Chooses Former Rep Downey As Chair

Minnesota Republicans have elected former state representative Keith Downey as their new chairman.


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Ex-State Lawmaker To Vie For Top Minn. GOP Post

A former state representative says he wants to be the next head of the Minnesota Republican Party.


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Ex-State Lawmaker To Vie For Top Minnesota GOP Post

A former state representative says he wants to be the next head of the Minnesota Republican Party. Edina’s Keith Downey told fellow Republicans on Wednesday that he’ll vie for the party chairmanship in early April.


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Public Employees Give Lawmaker Earful Over Budget

Constituents had plenty to say about the state’s budget impasse during a town hall meeting in St. Paul.


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Minn. Bill Puts State Agencies On Chopping Block

A Minnesota legislator who is pushing a bill to slim the state work force has another proposal to get rid of many cabinet-level departments all together.


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Minn. Bill To Bring Investors Into Social Services

A plan to revamp state government by getting investors to fund social service programs is drawing bipartisan support at the Capitol.


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Panel Hears Bill To Cut Minn. State Payroll

Legislation ordering a 15 percent cut in Minnesota government work force costs is getting an airing in a state House committee.