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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared his candidacy for president on Monday, casting himself as a “fighter” who muscled through an aggressive conservative agenda in a state that typically supports Democrats.
A third Republican state senator plans to step down next year. Sen. Branden Petersen announced Monday he won’t run for a second term in 2016. The Andover Republican served one term in the House before being elected to the Senate in 2012.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie prepared Tuesday to launch his 2016 campaign for president, telling his most loyal supporters that he’s ready to begin what he called a “noble” effort to “lead our country and to change the world.”
Scott Walker told donors on Friday that he’s still praying over whether to run for president in 2016, but the Wisconsin governor said he believes he is “uniquely qualified to lead this country.”
Jeb Bush is launching a Republican presidential bid months in the making Monday with a vow to get Washington “out of the business of causing problems” and to stay true to his beliefs — easier said than done in a bristling primary contest where his conservative credentials will be sharply challenged.
Thousands of state workers will get layoff notices on Monday. It comes after another day of budget talks between Governor Mark Dayton and Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt.
A public hearing has been set on a fast-tracked Republican proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
A top House Republican says lawmakers offered another $100 million for public schools in an effort to head off Gov. Mark Dayton’s looming veto on an education budget.
A massive, friendly dog padded around Rep. Peggy Bennett’s office this week, hemmed in by a plastic fence he could easily jump.
It was against Minnesota law to refuse wedding services to same-sex couples even before Minnesota legalized gay marriage in 2013. But a Republican State Senator says businesses should not be forced to provide commercial service if it violates their religious beliefs.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is preparing another bid for the Republican presidential nomination, eight years after his first efforts to expand on the support of evangelical Christians helped him win eight states in the 2008 primaries.
Republicans are bringing Democrats back to the mat to save a public health care program for tens of thousands of low-income Minnesota residents.
Downey 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.
A Republican-aligned political group will counter Gov. Mark Dayton’s tax plan for road and bridge repairs with a barrage of radio and direct mail ads, the group announced Wednesday.
More than 20 Republican legislators want to stop transgender students born as male from playing on female sports teams.
Freshman Congressman Tom Emmer is making headlines for criticizing fellow Republicans for their role in a possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this Friday.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially announced that he’s running for president, but he continues to send strong signals that a candidacy is inevitable.
A Republican state senator wants to split Minnesota’s health insurance exchange into two separate entities. MNsure currently signs up residents in private plans and public programs like MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance. Sen. Michelle Benson unveiled a bill Thursday that would split those up.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he sees gaps in the potential field of Republican presidential candidates in 2016.
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann delivered a farewell speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House. The 6th District Republican is leaving office after eight years in Washington D.C. Thanking her staff and Minnesota supporters, Bachmann said she was the nemesis of Democrats — but that she never compromised her beliefs.
The Republican party county chair who came under fire for comments about Muslims on his Facebook page has resigned. 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. Those comments were condemned by Muslim community leaders and GOP party Chairman Keith Downey.
Five things to know about Rep. Kurt Daudt, who was picked Friday by the newly crowned GOP majority to be House speaker:
The leader of the House Republican majority-in-waiting says a detailed governing agenda will come later and the focus in the next two years needs to be on the practical.