1 Year Later, MNsure Remains A Hot Topic For CandidatesWe're a year into MNsure. The largest and cheapest carrier is out, the rates are going up and critics continue to call it a failure. What could this mean for the midterm elections? No matter how you feel about MNSure, it has provided for a lot of back and forth between the candidates this election season.
Simon Pushes For Early Voting In MinnesotaDemocratic secretary of state candidate Steve Simon wants Minnesota to join the 33 states that allow early voting.
5 Things To Know About The Midterm Election With any luck, Minnesota has two months left in its election season. Then again, the state is accustomed to high-profile races that go into overtime. It just so happens that two recount survivors, Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, share a ballot this fall in respective re-election bids.
Dayton, Johnson Get Big Public Money For RaceGov. Mark Dayton and Republican challenger Jeff Johnson are getting big infusions of public money for their campaigns. Dayton received $534,000 in public subsidies in his bid for a second term, while Johnson took in about $389,000.
Talking Points: 6th District Congressional Candidate Tom EmmerShe is one of the nation's most controversial members of Congress and in just a few months Rep. Michele Bachmann will be leaving office. While Bachmann has not said what she will do next, last Tuesdays primary gave us her likely successor.
Reality Check: Voter Turnout Expected To Be Low In Primary ElectionMinnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is estimating a low turnout for Tuesday's statewide primary election. Out of 3.1 million Minnesota voters, only 10-15 percent will turn out, according to Ritchie.
Stewart Mills Talks 8th District, Running Against NolanStewart Mills is mounting a challenge to Nolan that is receiving national attention. Mills talked about the upcoming election and race against Nolan for that seat on WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy.
Last Day To File For Office In Minnesota ArrivesThe last day to enter the hunt for a state, federal or judicial office in Minnesota has arrived. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to file for office. So far hundreds have done so.
Zellers Taps Former Rep. Simpson As His No. 2Republican gubernatorial candidate Kurt Zellers has looked inside his own campaign for a running mate with the selection of former state Rep. Dean Simpson. The announcement Thursday is the latest pairing involving a current or former House member.
It Might Be Easter Break, But Lawmakers Are Readying For Elections Lawmakers entered a 10-day Easter/Passover break on Friday. Next week, House Democrats will hit the road to talk about what they've done so far, and Republicans will be sharpening their election year message.
Rep. Peterson To Announce Political Plans In FebruaryU.S. Rep. Collin Peterson says he'll formally announce next month whether he'll seek another term in Congress, but for now he's running. The Minnesota Democrat said he's going to take a couple weeks to think about what he needs to do to organize a campaign, then announce a final decision.
Dayton Entered 2014 With $772K Banked For Re-ElectionMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton entered the election year with $772,000 in his campaign account after expenses. His campaign released the figure Tuesday. The Democratic governor reported pulling in nearly $1.1 million in 2013.
Ex-House Members Seeking Comebacks In 2014Some former members of Congress are hoping 2014 will be the year of the comeback. Congress may have public approval ratings hovering near record lows, but several Republicans who once served in the House are trying to recapture their old seats.
Minn. Now Permits Online Voter RegistrationMinnesota can now register to vote from their computers or other remote devices, giving them an alternative to filling out a paper form. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's office announced the launch of the online voter registration system on Thursday.
Many State Republican Parties Mired In DysfunctionThe 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.