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McFadden To Deliver GOP’s Weekly Address

Minnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden will deliver the GOP’s weekly rebuttal to President Obama. The party’s radio address is generally delivered by sitting lawmakers or governors, although some candidates have given it before. The choice of McFadden — even before Tuesday’s election to settle the GOP nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Al Franken — underlines his support in the national establishment.

08/07/2014

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Johnson Draws Fire As GOP’s Governor Primary Nears

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.

08/07/2014

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GOP Governor Hopeful: No Senators In New Building

One Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says he’d try to keep senators out of a new state building planned for senators.

08/07/2014

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Minn. Senate Candidate McFadden Posts $1.1M Haul

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.

07/10/2014

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Obama Rips GOP In Election-Year Economic Salvo

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.

06/27/2014

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Reality Check: The Importance Of Endorsement In Governor’s Race

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.

06/07/2014

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State Rep. Abeler Pushes To GOP Primary For Senate

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.

06/03/2014

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Republicans Endorse Tom Emmer As Congress Candidate

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.

04/12/2014

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Bachmann Says She Is ‘Going To Different Perch’

Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she isn’t going away, she’s “just going to a different perch.”

04/11/2014

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Former GOP State Rep. Smith Dies

A son of former state Rep. Steve Smith of Mound says the Minnesota Republican has died.

04/07/2014

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3-12-14 Senator Al Franken On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the above link to hear the Senator discuss the field for this year’s MINNESOTA CONGRESSIONAL HOT DISH Competition.

03/12/2014

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2-25-14 Senator Tom Bakk Joins The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

The Senate Majority Leader talks with Dave about the start of another session. Click the above link to hear the highlights …..

02/25/2014

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2-25-14 The Morning Take With Blois Olson On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Day one of the 2014 session is here. Listen to Blois preview the session by clicking the link above!

02/25/2014

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GOP’s Zellers Won’t Run For Re-Election To House

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.

02/24/2014

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GOP Picks Early Favorites For Senate, Governor

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.

02/05/2014

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Seifert, Ortman Lead In Minn. Caucus Straw Polls

Minnesota Republican caucus attendees have expressed their preferences for their party’s Senate and governor candidates.

02/04/2014

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1-28-14 MICHELE BACHMANN On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear the Congresswoman discuss her final State of the Union address, the Farm Bill and her plans for 2016.

01/28/2014

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Zellers Raises $400K In Raise For Minn. Governor

Republican candidate for governor Kurt Zellers says he’s raised just over $400,000 so far in his bid to challenge Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton in November.

01/23/2014

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Lawmaker To Push For Repeal Of SD Death Penalty

A South Dakota lawmaker says he’ll ask the Legislature to repeal the death penalty in the session that starts Tuesday in Pierre.

01/13/2014

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GOP’s McFadden Has $1.7M On Hand For Senate Bid

Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden raised another $780,000 for his campaign in the last three months of 2013 and has $1.7 million in the bank for his bid to run against incumbent Democrat Al Franken this year.

01/09/2014

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What You Drink Says A Lot About Your Politics

You are what you drink

01/03/2014

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11-12-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Target Center makeover becomes reality…

11/12/2013

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11-11 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Pay raises around state government….why?

11/11/2013

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1st Republican Starts Bid For Minn. Elections Post

A political newcomer hoping to make Minnesota history is pressing ahead with his bid for an open secretary of state post. Republican Dennis Nguyen was gathering family, friends and supporters Sunday at the Capitol to make his formal campaign announcement.

11/10/2013

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10-31-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

A new gig for R.T. Rybak, Blois has details…..

10/31/2013

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