Jeff Johnson has become the punching bag in the Minnesota Republican primary for governor — and he’s just fine with that. The Hennepin County commissioner is increasingly catching flak from three competitors. Johnson takes it as a sign he’s out front in a race that has gone months without a clear favorite. Tuesday’s primary winner will face Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in November’s election.
One Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says he’d try to keep senators out of a new state building planned for senators.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden has raised $1.1 million in the last three months to finance his run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken. McFadden’s campaign says its second quarter haul — its largest since McFadden entered the race last year — buoyed his war chest to more than $2 million. McFadden launched his first statewide ad campaign last week starring the candidate as a football coach.
Blasting the GOP as wilfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to thwart his economic agenda, offering a stark contrast that Democrats hope will yield electoral success in November. Obama’s remarks at a picturesque lake in Minneapolis were billed by the White House as a speech on the economy.
Four of the last five Minnesota governors ran for office without the endorsement of the major Republican or Democratic parties. Including Mark Dayton In 2010, the Democrats partied inside their convention, and banned Mark Dayton from going inside.
Minnesota Republican legislator Jim Abeler says he’ll take his chances in a GOP primary for U.S. Senate against the party-endorsed candidate, Mike McFadden.
Republicans made their choice of who should take Michele Bachmann’s seat in Congress Saturday. Tom Emmer is a former state lawmaker who narrowly lost the governor’s race to Mark Dayton in 2010. He celebrated his party’s endorsement for Congress Saturday in Monticello, Minn. getting 76 percent of the vote.
Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she isn’t going away, she’s “just going to a different perch.”
A son of former state Rep. Steve Smith of Mound says the Minnesota Republican has died.
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Republican Kurt Zellers, a former House speaker now running for governor, will not run for another term in the House. Zellers announced his decision Monday. He has represented the Twin Cities suburbs of Maple Grove and Osseo in the state House since 2003. Last year, Zellers launched a bid to challenge Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton this November. He’s one among a crowded field of Republicans seeking to unseat Dayton, and Zellers’ plan to run in August’s Republican primary would have complicated a simultaneous state House re-election bid.
The Republican candidates for governor and senator who won bellwether straw polls among crowded fields sought Wednesday to capitalize on the early show of support from party activists.
Minnesota Republican caucus attendees have expressed their preferences for their party’s Senate and governor candidates.