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Minnesota Governor’s Race

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Reality Check: The Importance Of Endorsement In Governor’s Race

Four of the last five Minnesota governors ran for office without the endorsement of the major Republican or Democratic parties. Including Mark Dayton In 2010, the Democrats partied inside their convention, and banned Mark Dayton from going inside.

06/07/2014

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Johnson Says Donors Gave His Minn. Gov Run $240k

Another Republican has provided details on his 2013 fundraising in the Minnesota governor’s race Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson told supporters in an email he collected $240,000 from donors, which is twice the amount a rival brought it. Earlier in the week, state Sen. Dave Thompson said he raised $120,000 last year. Johnson and Thompson are the two candidates competing hardest for the GOP endorsement at the May state convention. The other candidates in the running won’t rule out primary bids in August. The winner of that contest will take on Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in November.

01/11/2014

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Recount To Begin In Minnesota Governor’s Race

Election officials are keeping the 47-day slog through the ballots in Minnesota’s 2008 U.S. Senate race in mind as they prepare for their second statewide recount in as many years, but they’re optimistic the recount between Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer will go more quickly.

11/28/2010