Minnesota Governor

Larry Jacobs Previews Aug. 12 Primary ElectionsVoters in Minnesota will be going to the polls in just two days to cast their primary ballots in the U.S. Senate race, the Governor's race on the Republican side and a surprising State Auditor's race on the DFL side.
Minnesota Governor's Race Eases Into TV Ad Phase Republican candidate Scott Honour has put up a round of television ads ahead of next month's primary election to determine his party's nominee for governor. Honour adviser Pat Shortridge says the ads are airing statewide on cable television, specifically the Fox News Channel.
GOP With McFadden For Senate, Johnson Has Gov Edge Minnesota Republicans shaped the top of a high-stakes election ticket Saturday, endorsing investment banker Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate and backing county commissioner Jeff Johnson for governor as the party tries to end Democratic political dominance in the state. McFadden's win spares him a hard primary fight and offers a clearer path to a November challenge to Democratic Sen. Al Franken. The race could help determine if U.S. Senate control flips from Democratic to Republican this fall.
Seifert Says He Raised $150K For Minn. Gov. BidFormer state Rep. Marty Seifert disclosed his fundraising numbers late Monday. His haul puts him behind most other GOP contenders but most of them had many more months to gather dollars.
Hennepin County Exec Wins GOP Governor PollHennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson has bested his GOP rivals in a party straw poll for Minnesota governor. Johnson finished atop a crowded candidate field, with a write-in candidate placing third Saturday at the GOP's State Central Committee meeting.
4 GOP Candidates For Minn. Gov. To Meet In ForumFour Republicans with eyes on Minnesota governor's office are sharing a stage as they angle for the party's 2014 nomination. A candidate forum billed as the first with all four announced candidates was scheduled for Thursday night in Mounds View.
Former Minn. Speaker Appears On Verge Of Gov. BidFormer Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers is ready to announce his 2014 plans, with signs pointing to a run for Minnesota Governor. Zellers has scheduled a Sunday event in his home city of Maple Grove.
Ventura Joins Sizemore In Cast Of 'The Drunk'Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura will portray the governor of Indiana in the movie "The Drunk" now filming in Terre Haute.
What's Ahead For Gov. Dayton, GOP-Led Legislature?Considered to be one of Minnesota's most recognizable politicians, on Monday at Landmark Center in St. Paul, Mark Dayton will be sworn in as Minnesota's next governor.
Dayton Gets Ready To Take Over, Set Tone For Minn.There are only 50 words Mark Dayton has to say upon taking his oath as Minnesota governor. What comes next is up to him.
Pawlenty Talks About Leaving Office, His One RegretAs Gov. Tim Pawlenty is leaving office and reflecting on his accomplishments, he doesn't point to a signature building, or a program, as his legacy.
Dayton Asks Pawlenty MnDOT Chief To Stay OnGov.-elect Mark Dayton has asked Gov. Tim Pawlenty's top transportation adviser to stay on in his first cabinet-level appointment.