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Johnson Wins GOP Backing For Governor

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson has secured the endorsement of state Republican convention delegates in his bid for Minnesota governor. He notched the win Saturday on the fourth ballot. He outlasted state Sen. Dave Thompson and former state Rep. Marty Seifert. Thompson withdrew following a third ballot and threw his backing to Johnson. Seifert said he was headed to a primary regardless of the result.

05/31/2014

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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.

05/31/2014

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Republicans Opt For McFadden As US Senate Pick

Minnesota Republicans shaped the top of a high-stakes election ticket Saturday, endorsing investment banker Mike McFadden for U.S. Senate and voting on a favorite 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.

05/31/2014

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Primary Ahead, GOP’s Honour Names Running Mate

Minnesota Republican Scott Honour has filled out his ticket for governor with a state senator as the first-time candidate looks ahead to an August primary. Honour, a former investment company executive, named state Sen. Karin Housley of St. Mary’s Point for the lieutenant governor slot. Honour says she brings legislative experience to his campaign but not so much she is considered engrained in government.

05/31/2014

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Republicans Vie At Convention To Be Franken’s Foe

After elaborate videos, sharp-toned speeches and even indoor fireworks, Minnesota Republicans are voting to back a candidate for U.S. Senate. Half a dozen candidates vied Friday for the GOP endorsement at the state convention, with the winner likely having to overcome an August primary challenge to face Democratic Sen. Al Franken in November.

05/30/2014

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Minnesota GOP Chooses Former Rep Downey As Chair

Minnesota Republicans have elected former state representative Keith Downey as their new chairman.

04/06/2013

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Minnesota GOP Meets To Choose New Chairman

Minnesota Republicans are meeting to elect a new party chairman.

04/06/2013

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Minn. Republicans To Look Ahead After 2012 Losses

After their party surrendered statehouse control last month, Minnesota Republicans leaders are gathering to assess how the party can rebound in time for a high-stakes 2014 campaign.

12/08/2012

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After Big Losses, Minn. GOP Faces Tough 2 Years

Minnesota Republicans have some serious rebuilding ahead. The 2012 election was a stinging loss for the GOP in Minnesota, from the top of the ticket to the bottom.

11/07/2012

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Minn. GOP Group Seeks Time To Satisfy Board Order

A company Minnesota Republicans used to shield 2010 recount costs has received an extension to formally register a campaign account and report its finances.

08/02/2012

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Romney, Paul Split Marks Minn. GOP Convention

Supporters of maverick Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul are seizing control of Minnesota’s state Republican Convention.

05/19/2012

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Courted By Candidates, Minn. GOP Voters Study Up

Normally overlooked, Minnesota Republicans reveled in a chance to sway a party presidential nominating contest in Tuesday night caucuses that for once were on the radar of all the major contenders.

02/07/2012

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Some New, Some Familiar Ideas Top Minn. GOP Agenda

Minnesota Republicans produced a policy agenda Thursday full of familiar ideas for reshaping state government that they plan to push in the session that starts next week.

01/19/2012

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Minn. Republicans Meet To Elect New Leadership

Minnesota Republicans meet Saturday to elect a new chairman during a difficult time for the party.

12/31/2011

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Esme’s Blog: MN Republicans Had A Very, Very Bad Week

The coming year that is 2012 should be a banner one for Republicans. But in Minnesota the party faithful have to be reeling, wondering how their leaders could have let them down at so many levels.

12/17/2011

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