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GOPer Hagedorn Joins 1st District Race

Another Republican is seeking the party’s nod to run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota’s 1st District. Jim Hagedorn announced his candidacy on Wednesday at a farm in Good Thunder. He is the son of former GOP Congressman Tom Hagedorn, and a former legislative staffer and federal employee. He is calling for the repeal of Obamacare.

09/04/2013

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Politics-On-A-Stick At The State Fair

Forget elections, conventions, debates, and television ads. This is my favorite political event of the year.

08/22/2013

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Don Shelby Says He’s Not Running For Congress

Former WCCO TV anchor Don Shelby has made it official: He’s not running for Congress against third term Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen.

08/09/2013

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GOP’s Ortman Joins U.S. Senate Race

State Sen. Julianne Ortman is running to be the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Al Franken next year.

08/03/2013

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GOP’s Ortman To Announce Plans For US Senate Race

Republican State Sen. Julianne Ortman, who has been considering a U.S. Senate campaign, is announcing her political plans on Saturday at an event in Waconia. Ortman released details of the weekend event on Wednesday night.

07/31/2013

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At 90, Fmr. Gov. Quie Still Riding Horseback, Doling Out Opinions

Former Minnesota Gov. Al Quie will be 90 this year. He served as a Republican Congressman for 20 years, then just one term as governor in 1979, and in his 90th year, Quie is more active than many men half his age. From a horse stable in Victoria, the former Governor not only rides, but trains horses and clears trails.

07/23/2013

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GOP’s McFadden Builds From Blank Political Slate

When Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden raised $765,000 in the inaugural month of his bid to take on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, he sent an important signal about his ability to compete in a high-profile race that will depend heavily on money.

07/23/2013

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Emmer Zooms To Early Lead In Minn. 6th Money Race

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer has an early lead in one aspect of the open-seat race in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District: The chase for campaign dollars.

07/15/2013

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Rep. State Sen. Pederson Jumps In 6th District Race

Republican State Senator John Pederson has joined the race to try to succeed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th District. “I have very strong beliefs about the future of our country,” Pederson said. “I believe I have the qualifications that will enable me to effectively represent the interests of the people in the 6th Congressional District.”

07/11/2013

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Dayton Rejects Calls For Special Session On Warehouse Tax Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton has rejected calls from Republican leaders to call a special legislative session to repeal a controversial tax hike on warehouse services.

07/08/2013

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4 Major GOP Candidates Already In Minn. Gov Race

Republican State Sen. Dave Thompson filed the legal papers necessary to run for Minnesota Governor Monday, making him the fourth major GOP candidate to join the race against Gov. Mark Dayton.

06/24/2013

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Minn.’s Franken Hardly A GOP Target For Defeat

Al Franken barely made it into the Senate the first time, squeaking by with 312 votes after months of recounts and legal skirmishes that left Minnesota Republicans salivating at the prospect of snatching the seat back from the former “Saturday Night Live” star in 2014.

06/22/2013

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Kline To Deliver Weekly National Address For GOP

Minnesota Congressman John Kline is delivering the Republican Party’s response to President Obama’s weekly address.

06/22/2013

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Good Question: Why Are Most Major Cities Headed By Democrats?

Democratic voters in Minneapolis got together this weekend to pick their preference for the city’s next mayor. They couldn’t reach a decision, but if the recent past is any indication, the next mayor of Minneapolis will be a DFLer. Of the 25 biggest U.S. cities, only Indianapolis and Fort Worth have Republican mayors.

06/17/2013

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GOP’s Emmer Jumps Into Minn.’s 6th District Race

The Republican candidate for governor in 2010 is trying for a political comeback as he joins the race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress. Tom Emmer was announcing his campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Delano. Emmer says his narrow 2010 governor’s race loss to Mark Dayton will make him a stronger candidate, and that he wants to follow in Bachmann’s footsteps fighting what he called “the ever-growing size of government.”

06/05/2013

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