Study: Minnesota 2nd Most Liberal StateMinnesota is only behind Washington in a ranking that shows the most liberal states, according to a study by The Hill. To determine the ranking, the study looked at history and voting trends in all 50 states, votes in recent presidential elections, breakdown of congressional delegations, the parties of the past three governors and control of the state legislatures.
Peterson Ramps Up Fundraising For Firm Cash Lead Rep. Collin Peterson holds a steady cash advantage over his Republican challenger for his surprisingly competitive re-election bid.
Educators Get Differing Ideas From Dayton, Johnson Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton pledged Friday to carry on his "no excuses, no exceptions" promise to boost public school funding each year if re-elected this fall. His Republican challenger Jeff Johnson told school leaders they can expect more flexibility with state dollars if he wins.
Minn. Senate Candidate McFadden Posts $1.1M Haul Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden has raised $1.1 million in the last three months to finance his run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken. McFadden's campaign says its second quarter haul — its largest since McFadden entered the race last year — buoyed his war chest to more than $2 million. McFadden launched his first statewide ad campaign last week starring the candidate as a football coach.
VP Of Mills Fleet Farm Jumps Into Race For MN's 8thA candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.
Dayton Taps Lawyer For Minn. Campaign Board A Democratic lawyer who once ran for Minnesota secretary of state has been chosen to sit on the state's campaign regulatory board.
DFL Lawmaker To Run For Minn. Secretary Of State A longtime Democratic legislator says she's moving ahead with a campaign for Minnesota secretary of state.
First DFLer Joins Rebooted Minn. 6th District Race A Circle Pines environmental activist says she'll seek the Democratic endorsement to run for Congress in Minnesota's 6th District.

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