An expensive office building for lawmakers at the Capitol is facing new scrutiny. The four-story glass, steel and stone complex would sit across the street from the Capitol, and include offices for 45 of Minnesota’s 67 state senators. But the cost and design are raising eyebrows, even from supporters like Gov. Mark Dayton, who called the project “overly lavish.”
State Rep. Pam Myhra says she is giving up her legislative seat to be the running mate of Republican Marty Seifert because she sees him as a strong conservative who can win the governor’s race. Seifert named Myrha as his lieutenant governor candidate Thursday.
Minnesota Republican caucus attendees have expressed their preferences for their party’s Senate and governor candidates.
More than 100 Republicans from Eden Prairie and Minnetonka are gathered for party caucuses and got wooed by some of the party’s leading candidates for statewide office.
Republican candidate for governor Kurt Zellers says he’s raised just over $400,000 so far in his bid to challenge Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton in November.
Former state House Minority Leader Marty Seifert is putting another campaign for Minnesota governor in motion. The 41-year-old was declaring his campaign Thursday during a three-stop tour.
Another hat in the ring for Governor in 2014?
Instead of sending Minnesota’s elected leaders into a frenzy of activity, the nation’s only state government shutdown has deepened the political paralysis that led them to their budget standoff. Top Democrats and Republicans have given no sign when they will talk again about how to resolve the stalemate.