Minnesota Governor

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Larry Jacobs Previews Aug. 12 Primary Elections

Voters 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.


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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.


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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.


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Seifert Says He Raised $150K For Minn. Gov. Bid

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.


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Hennepin County Exec Wins GOP Governor Poll

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.


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4 GOP Candidates For Minn. Gov. To Meet In Forum

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.


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Former Minn. Speaker Appears On Verge Of Gov. Bid

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Pawlenty Talks About Leaving Office, His One Regret

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.


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Dayton Asks Pawlenty MnDOT Chief To Stay On

Gov.-elect Mark Dayton has asked Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s top transportation adviser to stay on in his first cabinet-level appointment.


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After Concession, What’s Next For Emmer?

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.


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Dayton Now Governor-Elect Of Minnesota

Five weeks after voters headed to the polls, Minnesota finally has a new governor.


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What’s Wrong With These Ballots?

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has released digital images of a number of contested ballots in the Minnesota Gubernatorial race.




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