Trump Leading Republican Presidential Polls Despite Muslim CommentsNationwide, 35 percent of GOP primary voters say they'd like to see Donald Trump get the nomination. That's more than double the support of his nearest competitors, Senator Ted Cruz and Ben Carson.
Minnesota GOP Volunteer Dismissed After 'Negro Problem' TweetThe chairman of Minnesota's Republican party says a local party's social media manager is being fired for referring to a "Negro problem" on Twitter.
4 Presidential Candidates Speak At Mpls. DNC ConferenceMinneapolis was center stage Friday for the Democrats in the 2016 presidential race. The Democratic National Committee is holding its summer meeting downtown, where Hillary Clinton was mobbed by supporters.
Potential Biden Candidacy Causing A Stir Ahead Of Minneapolis DNC MeetingThis weekend, top Democrats are in Minneapolis for the Democratic National Convention's summer meeting. Most notably absent is possible candidate Joe Biden. DNC members say so far there's little political infighting.
Hillary Clinton Fundraising In Minneapolis MondayPresidential candidate Hillary Clinton is in Minneapolis Monday night. It's her first Minnesota visit since she declared her candidacy for 2016 last spring.
Keith Downey Re-Elected As Minnesota GOP ChairmanDowney received 68 percent of the vote at the party's State Central Committee meeting in Bloomington on Saturday, turning back challenges from Neil Lynch and Bill Jungbauer.
MN GOP Rolls Out Surplus Refund Ad CampaignA new state Republican Party television ad is advocating a full return of Minnesota's $1.87 billion projected surplus to taxpayers, which is more than majority House Republicans have embraced. Party Chairman Keith Downey framed the "give it all back" rallying cry as a starting point.
Minnesota GOP To Pay $26K Fine Over Fed Reporting IssueThe Republican Party of Minnesota has agreed to pay a $26,000 fine to settle federal campaign finance reporting violations. The Federal Election Commission accepted the agreement earlier this month. According to the FEC, former Minnesota GOP chairman Tony Sutton would keep some invoices in his office.
Downey Seeks Re-Election As Minnesota GOP ChairmanKeith Downey says he plans to run for re-election as chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota.
County GOP Official Resigns After Muslim RemarksThe Republican party county chair who came under fire for comments about Muslims on his Facebook page has resigned. Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley called Muslims "parasites" and wrote "FRAG 'EM!" when they travel to Mecca, slang for a fragmentation hand grenade. Those comments were condemned by Muslim community leaders and GOP party Chairman Keith Downey.
Minn. Democrats Hope A Visit From Clinton Will Help Poll NumbersUpbeat music played while Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an upbeat message to a crowd of 2,000 at St. Paul's Macalester College Thursday. "I'm still feeling that grandmother glow," Clinton said. The new grandma touted Minnesota's economic recovery as a model for all states.
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