A Minnesota Democratic legislator who fought to raise the minimum wage and is known for speeches that mocked Republican rivals as well as politicians in his own party said Thursday he will give up his seat in the state House as his family moves abroad.
After 18 months, Famous Dave’s CEO John Gilbert has resigned, according to a press release issued by the company on Monday.
A Republican candidate for governor says the executive director of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange should resign. Businessman Scott Honour is among a handful of Republicans seeking to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton next year.
Outgoing U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is not ruling out a possible return to public office. Bachmann gave her first interview Thursday night since her surprise announcement last week that she won’t seek re-election. The tea party favorite told Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel that she might run again for public office, but gave no specifics.
In the end they both bowed out. Michele Bachmann announced her decision to drop out of the race for Minnesota’s 6th District via YouTube, while Jim Graves sent out an email statement.