Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s responsibilities are familiar to many women: plan her daughter’s May wedding, look out for her elderly parents and concentrate on her day job. The Republican congresswoman from West Virginia is also running for the U.S. Senate. She’s getting some help from women who’ve been there and done that.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is hearing directly from his lieutenant governor about whether she’ll join him in a re-election run. Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon was to meet with her fellow Democrat on Monday about the fall ballot plan. She was wavering about whether to seek a new term along with Dayton.
Some former members of Congress are hoping 2014 will be the year of the comeback. Congress may have public approval ratings hovering near record lows, but several Republicans who once served in the House are trying to recapture their old seats.
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Democrats were in the driver’s seat of Minnesota politics in 2013, a year that saw stark shifts in social and fiscal policy.
John Hines asks Blois who is challenging Collin Peterson for his Congressional Seat. Click the link to listen who it is.
Forget the return of deep snow and cold temperatures. The forecast Minnesota’s political class is watching this week has to do with the state budget.
The deputy chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party is stepping down to devote herself full time to her state House campaign. Kelly Fenton says Monday that she’ll stay with the state GOP through the end of the year.
GOP uprising in 14?
Former state House Minority Leader Marty Seifert is putting another campaign for Minnesota governor in motion. The 41-year-old was declaring his campaign Thursday during a three-stop tour.
The Minnesota AFL-CIO is backing Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken in their re-election bids. The union, one of Minnesota’s largest, announced its choices Tuesday in Minnesota’s two major political races next year.
Minnesota’s teachers union is endorsing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s bid for re-election well before Republicans settle on a candidate.
MNDot is going to help ease congestion in the northern metro
Is Julie Rosen running for Governor?
Another hat in the ring for Governor in 2014?