Keith Downey Announces He'll Run For GovernorKeith Downey announced his candidacy Monday morning at the State Capitol.
GOP Chair Talks Ellison Smear Incident Days After Republican ApologyJennifer Carnahan said Sunday the incident was unfortunate, but their response was strong and immediate.
Early Voting Begins In MinnesotaElection Day is more than a month away but the voting was already underway Friday, as Minnesota kicked off its first presidential cycle where all voters across the state can cast their ballots early.
Minnesota GOP Chips Away At Debt, But Pile Of IOUs RemainsThe Republican Party of Minnesota says it's chipping away at a pile of debt that still exceeds $1 million. The party announced Tuesday that it will report holding $1.25 million in debt halfway through 2015.
Clinton's Visit Prompts Response From Republican Party Of MinnesotaThe front-runner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination is visiting Minneapolis Monday. Hillary Rodham Clinton is holding a fundraiser at the home of Ellen Goldberg Luger, wife of Andy Luger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.
Keith Downey Re-Elected As Minnesota GOP ChairmanDowney received 68 percent of the vote at the party's State Central Committee meeting in Bloomington on Saturday, turning back challenges from Neil Lynch and Bill Jungbauer.
Minnesota GOP To Pay $26K Fine Over Fed Reporting IssueThe Republican Party of Minnesota has agreed to pay a $26,000 fine to settle federal campaign finance reporting violations. The Federal Election Commission accepted the agreement earlier this month. According to the FEC, former Minnesota GOP chairman Tony Sutton would keep some invoices in his office.
County GOP Official Calls Muslims 'Parasites' On FacebookThe chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota is condemning comments about Muslims a county GOP chair made on his Facebook page. Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley called Muslims "parasites" and wrote "FRAG 'EM!" when they travel to Mecca, slang for a fragmentation hand grenade.
GOP And Dems Dial, Drum Up VotersIn a cramped office tucked behind an old 10-cent general store, the voice of 10-year-old Parker Hall cuts through the hum of non-stop conversation. Fueled by bottles of Dr Pepper and a big bag of candy, he asks if he can count on a vote for GOP candidates. Then another call. And another. He's at it for hours.
Minnesota GOP Cuts Debt As It Repairs FinancesThe Republican Party of Minnesota says it's making progress toward fixing its troubled finances, cutting its debt in 2013 from nearly $1.7 million to just under $1.2 million. The party says it finished the year with $90,000 in the bank, compared with just $2,000 at the end of 2012.
Accent Shooting Survivor Meets With ObamaIn Minneapolis Monday, President Obama made his case for new gun restrictions in the wake of a series of gun massacres, including the deadliest workplace shooting in Minneapolis history last year at Accent Signage.
Minn. Counties Waiting For State GOP To Pay BillsAt least three Minnesota counties are waiting for the Republican Party of Minnesota to reimburse them for document-copying costs stemming from the November election.