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.