The newest Republican to join Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race ran for the same seat in 1996, when the party deadlocked over a candidate. Bison farmer Monti Moreno said he’s launching a campaign to unseat first-term Democratic Sen. Al Franken.
The Republican businessman running to challenge Democrat Al Franken for U.S. Senate next year reported Friday that he’s worth at least $15 million and as much $57 million.
Two Republican legislators who want to be Minnesota governor are one-upping each other in calls to wipe out a new sales tax on warehousing services. Sen. Dave Thompson and Rep. Kurt Zellers have latched onto the issue.
Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden has announced the backing of former Sens. Norm Coleman and Rod Grams in his campaign for the party’s 2014 nomination.
Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby has been keeping himself occupied since retiring from his position delivering the evening news to Minnesotans back in 2010. But he may soon be embarking on his most ambitious venture yet — Washington, D.C.
The 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.
The Republican leader of the Minnesota Senate is not running for governor next year. Sen. David Hann of Eden Prairie says Friday he’s not joining the growing field of Republicans in the 2014 race.
Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he has scooped up more than $700,000 in donations in his challenge to Sen. Al Franken. The quick start McFadden touted Tuesday makes clear that next year’s contest will be expensive.
The Minnesota Senate is setting aside a half-million dollars for future legal costs as it fights a federal lawsuit of a former senior aide. The allowance is part of a new Senate budget for 2014, when Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit is due for trial.
State Sen. Dave Thompson is joining the growing list of Republicans who plan to run for governor next year. Thompson tells The Associated Press he plans to file as a candidate Monday and launch his campaign Wednesday. He has represented Lakeville in the state Senate since 2011.
The Minnesota State Capitol is about to get a new neighbor for the first time in decades. Construction begins next year on a new, $89.5 million Senate Office Building located directly behind the Capitol.
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A federal judge has issued a sweeping order allowing either party in fired aide Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit against the Minnesota Senate to designate materials or witness depositions as confidential. The information seal relates to pre-trial discovery in the case headed for trial next year.
Another well-known Republican is dropping out of the race to replace Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. Amy Koch, the former state Senate majority leader from Buffalo, says Tuesday she’s not running.
One possible Republican candidate for Michele Bachmann’s congressional seat is taking herself out of the running while another gets ready to announce his plans. Bachmann’s surprise decision not to seek reelection started a scramble among possible Republican successors.