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.
Former 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 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.
Four 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 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.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura will portray the governor of Indiana in the movie “The Drunk” now filming in Terre Haute.
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.
There are only 50 words Mark Dayton has to say upon taking his oath as Minnesota governor. What comes next is up to him.
As 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.
Gov.-elect Mark Dayton has asked Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s top transportation adviser to stay on in his first cabinet-level appointment.
Standing in the bitter cold, outside his home, Republican candidate Tom Emmer conceded the race to be the next governor of Minnesota, making the way for Democrat Mark Dayton to take the state’s top spot.
Five weeks after voters headed to the polls, Minnesota finally has a new governor.
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has released digital images of a number of contested ballots in the Minnesota Gubernatorial race.
Money went out the door of Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s political action committee faster than it came in during the final few weeks of the 2010 campaign.
Election officials around Minnesota are cracking the seals on ballot boxes as they launch a recount in the state’s governor’s race.