Palin Endorsement Gives Trump A Conservative BoostIf the Republican Party is on the verge of an implosion, Sarah Palin may have been the one who lit the fuse. Palin's complicated relationship with GOP leaders over the past eight years is a microcosm of the party's broader struggles with its most restive members. What started with an embrace by party leaders evolved into wary tolerance, followed by a potentially irreparable split.
Candidate Clash: Republicans Face Off In First 2016 DebateThe Republican bid to reclaim the White House begins in earnest Thursday with the first debate of the 2016 campaign, a 10-candidate face-off for leadership of a party grappling with internal divisions and a changing American electorate.
Hillary Clinton Fundraising In Minneapolis MondayPresidential candidate Hillary Clinton is in Minneapolis Monday night. It's her first Minnesota visit since she declared her candidacy for 2016 last spring.
GOP Supreme Court Candidate Banned At Fair BoothThe Minnesota Republican Party's endorsed candidate for Supreme Court is pushing back against the party's attempts to keep her away from its State Fair booth. Michelle MacDonald showed up at the booth on the fair's first day Thursday and was asked several times to leave.
Johnson Set To Face Off Against Dayton In Gubernatorial RaceRepublicans closed ranks Wednesday behind the winner of Tuesday's primary election for governor. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won a decisive primary victory over three opponents. He'll face incumbent Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Johnson promises a campaign of ideas, not smears.
Newman Endorsed To Challenge Swanson For AG PostScott Newman has secured the Republican Party's backing for Minnesota attorney general a day after jumping into the race. The state senator from Hutchinson was the sole candidate seeking the endorsement Friday at the party's state convention in Rochester.
Bachmann Blasts Clinton As GOP Summit EndsShe was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the prospective Democratic presidential candidate and improve the GOP's longstanding struggle with women voters.
Franken Posts Another Strong Fundraising Quarter Minnesota Sen. Al Franken reports raising $2.1 million in the final three months of last year, and now has $4.8 million in the bank for his upcoming re-election campaign.
Talking Points: Rep. Paulsen On Divided MN GOPThe government shutdown may be over but there are real questions about whether Congress can reach an agreement on a budget and the debt ceiling in coming months.
Many State Republican Parties Mired In DysfunctionThe Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that it has hired a dozen state directors to work closely with state parties, the first major step in GOP Chairman Reince Priebus' plan to erase the long-standing political advantage Democrats enjoy in some states.
Talking Points: The Future Of The Minnesota GOPOn Tuesday the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota will host a panel discussion on the future of the Republican Party. With big losses at the federal and state level, it's a question many Republicans are asking themselves: What policies should the party embrace?
Ex-State Lawmaker To Vie For Top Minn. GOP PostA former state representative says he wants to be the next head of the Minnesota Republican Party.