State Senator Seen As Congressional Contender Bypasses RaceState Sen. Dave Thompson has ruled out a run for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, taking a candidate viewed as a GOP contender out of the mix. Thompson announced Friday that he won't seek to succeed Republican Rep. John Kline in the competitive district south of the Twin Cities.
Action Picks Up As GOP Decision In Gov Race NearsAnother Republican in the running for the Minnesota governor's office has picked a running mate. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson on Wednesday named former Rochester Rep. Bill Kuisle as his choice for lieutenant governor.
GOP's Seifert Names Lieutenant Governor PickState Rep. Pam Myhra says she is giving up her legislative seat to be the running mate of Republican Marty Seifert because she sees him as a strong conservative who can win the governor's race. Seifert named Myrha as his lieutenant governor candidate Thursday.
Party Activists Hold Caucuses Across MinnesotaPolitical party faithful from across Minnesota gathered at schools and other venues to help shape policy and make their picks in this year's elections. Republicans held straw polls Tuesday night in the race for governor and U.S. Senate.
Warehousing Tax Is Rallying Point For Minn. GOP Two Republican legislators who want to be Minnesota's next governor tried Thursday to one-up each other in calling to wipe out a new sales tax on warehousing services.
Warehousing Tax Is Rallying Point For Minn. GOPTwo 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.
Radio Host Turned Senator Joins Minn. Gov. FrayState Sen. Dave Thompson says if he's elected Minnesota governor he'd bypass old solutions to state problems, seek voucher-like tax credits to enhance school choice and promise to "get out of your way." Thompson hit the road Wednesday for his opening campaign swing. He's the fourth Republican in the race, with others still mulling a challenge Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton next year.
Minn. State Senator Joins GOP Race For Governor 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.
GOP Minn. Senator Says No To Vikings StadiumA Republican senator from the Twin Cities area says he's against the state helping pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
Senate Approves Pay Freeze For Minnesota SchoolsThe Minnesota Senate has approved a two-year pay freeze for employees in Minnesota public and charter schools.

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