This 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.
The massive 3-year, $300-million restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol is about halfway complete.
Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker’s plan for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would extend refundable tax credits to help pay for private health insurance based on age instead of income, restructure Medicaid and allow people to shop for insurance across state lines.
Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker spent Thursday in his neighboring state. The potential Republican presidential candidate had three private events, including an unannounced visit to the State Capitol for a meeting with Republican state lawmakers.
A 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.
Ken Martin has been re-elected to a third two-year term as chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. The vote was unanimous at the party central committee meeting in Monticello on Saturday.
The head of Minnesota’s Democratic Party says he’s ready for another term. DFL Chairman Ken Martin will run for a third term, he announced via Twitter Wednesday morning. Party chairs serve two-year terms.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will be the keynote speaker at a Democratic dinner in Minnesota next month. Ken Martin, chairman of Minnesota’s Democratic Party, made the announcement Wednesday about the Oct. 11 dinner at the Minneapolis Convention Center. He says the dinner attracts about 1,000 people.
Republicans closed ranks Wednesday behind the winner of Tuesday’s primary election for governor. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won a decisive primary victory over three opponents. He’ll face incumbent Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Johnson promises a campaign of ideas, not smears.
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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.
A new senior staff member will join the Minnesota governor’s office after her current boss, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, completes his final term.
DFL Chairman Ken Martin predicts voters won’t respond favorably to news that Former Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers plans to run for governor next year.
Pressure is building for thousands of college students who could soon be paying more for school loans — a lot more, if Congress doesn’t act soon.
Governor Dayton’s call to arms comes after a business group started running television ads that his claims contains “smears” and “lies.”
The Minnesota DFL Party has re-elected Ken Martin as chairman. At a conference Saturday in Robbinsdale, Martin was elected to a second two-year term.
Minnesota’s political parties are gearing up to watch the polls like never before on Tuesday, after back-to-back statewide recounts in 2008 and 2010.
Minnesota Democrats and a write-in House candidate are suing to replace a Democratic state lawmaker on the ballot after he had a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.
The Minnesota Representative who admitted to engaging in rest-stop sex acts with a 17-year-old boy said Wednesday afternoon that he will not seek re-election.
The state DFL party has endorsed former congressman Rick Nolan to oppose Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in the state’s 8th Congressional District.
Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has elected a veteran operative as its new leader.
A Democratic strategist who ran Gov.-elect Mark Dayton’s recount operation says he wants to lead the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.