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Honour Says He Netted $500K For Minn. Gov. Run

Businessman Scott Honour says he brought in more $500,000 from donors to his Minnesota governor campaign last year. The haul was announced Monday by the first-time candidate. It’s not clear how much he or the other candidate have left after expenses, which they must report at the end of the month.

01/13/2014

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Minn. GOP, Dems Set Conventions For Same Weekend

Minnesota Republicans and Democrats will be holding overlapping state conventions to back candidates for major offices on the 2014 ballot.

01/07/2014

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Grievances Aired Around Wis. Capitol Festivus Pole

The grievances have been aired, and many of them target Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans. About 100 people showed up Monday to celebrate Festivus in the state Capitol, the made-up holiday made famous in an episode of the television show “Seinfeld.”

12/24/2013

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12-18-13 Senator Michelle Benson On The Morning News With Dave Lee

State Senator Michelle Benson with Dave Lee….click the link to listen to the podcast!

12/18/2013

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12-18-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

MnSure Executive Director has stepped down. Reaction from Blois on The Morning Take.

12/18/2013

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) [Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

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Minn. Republicans Relocate HQ From Capitol Area

Minnesota Republicans are taking their party headquarters from the shadow of the state Capitol to a less-glamorous neighborhood in Minneapolis. The move was announced Monday and will be made by the end of January.

12/09/2013

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State GOP’s Deputy Chair Resigning For House Bid

The deputy chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party is stepping down to devote herself full time to her state House campaign. Kelly Fenton says Monday that she’ll stay with the state GOP through the end of the year.

12/02/2013

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Republican Marty Seifert Taking 2nd Shot At Gov. Race

Former state House Minority Leader Marty Seifert is putting another campaign for Minnesota governor in motion. The 41-year-old was declaring his campaign Thursday during a three-stop tour.

11/21/2013

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News Click: Ellison Comment

11/20/2013

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Minn. GOP Deputy Chair Will Run For State House

The deputy chairwoman of Minnesota’s Republican Party says she’ll run for an open state House seat in Woodbury. Kelly Fenton filed Friday to run for House District 53B. The seat’s being vacated by Republican Rep. Andrea Kieffer, who’s stepping down after two terms.

11/15/2013

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House GOP Marriage Equality Backer Won’t Run Again

A Republican state representative who broke with most in her party to support legalizing gay marriage says she won’t run for re-election next year. Rep. Andrea Kieffer of Woodbury said in a prepared statement that she was honored to serve but that she never intended the Legislature to be her career.

11/07/2013

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Minn. Republican Sues To Block Senate Building

A former Republican lawmaker has filed suit in Ramsey County District Court to stop an $89.5 million State Senate office building project. The Minnesota Legislature approved the new office building for Senators and staff in the last days of the 2013 session.

10/31/2013

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Johnson, Ortman Win Minn. GOP Scrimmages

Early Republican scrimmages Saturday in races for Minnesota governor and the U.S. Senate gave a leg up to a pair of candidates who are looking for any edge against better-financed rivals. The straw polls at the Minnesota Republican Party’s State Central Committee meeting were won by Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson in the governor’s race and state Sen. Julianne Ortman for Senate. But if past preference polls are any guide, neither has a lock on the party’s endorsement that will be awarded next May or the nomination to be decided in August. “I don’t know that I believe in the curse of the straw poll,” Johnson said after his win, alluding to others who have been overtaken come state convention time. “These are the most active of the activists.”

10/26/2013

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10-17-13 Congressman Erik Paulsen Talks With Dave Lee

Upset that Medical Device Tax hasn’t been repealed.

10/17/2013

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