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Johnson Set To Face Off Against Dayton In Gubernatorial Race

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.

08/13/2014

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Podcast Page: 8-12-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link above to head to Dave’s Podcast Page.

08/12/2014

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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.

01/27/2014

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Dayton Adds New Top Aide To Minn. Staff

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.

12/18/2013

Ken Martin

DFL Chairman Rips Zellers’ Candidacy For Governor

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.

06/23/2013

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Lawmakers Trying To Halt The Rise Of Student Loan Rates

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.

06/18/2013

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Dayton Announces Re-Election Bid, Strikes Back At Attack Ads

Governor Dayton’s call to arms comes after a business group started running television ads that his claims contains “smears” and “lies.”

04/12/2013

Ken Martin

Martin Re-Elected State DFL Chairman

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.

02/02/2013

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Minnesota Parties Watching Polls Like Never Before

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.

11/05/2012

Rep. Kerry Gauthier

Minn. Dems Sue To Replace Candidate On Ballot

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.

09/14/2012

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Rep. Gauthier Decides To Pull Out Of Race

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.

08/22/2012

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DFL Endorses Nolan To Oppose Cravaack

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.

05/05/2012

Ken Martin

Minn. Democrats Pick New Party Leader

Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has elected a veteran operative as its new leader.

02/05/2011

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Dayton Recount Manager Runs To Head Minn. DFL

A Democratic strategist who ran Gov.-elect Mark Dayton’s recount operation says he wants to lead the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

12/13/2010

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