Rep. Daudt Says Speaker Role His 'Greatest Honor'The one-time car salesman from Crown became the GOP's most powerful leader after taking Republicans from minority status to a 72-seat majority in the Minnesota House. Rep. Kurt Daudt, 41, becomes the second-most powerful politician in Minnesota, behind Gov. Mark Dayton. "It is the greatest honor of my life to be elected to be the next speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives," Daudt said.
Daudt, Dean Angle For Top Job In HouseThere will be competition among Republicans for who leads the party's new House majority. Minority Leader Kurt Daudt of Crown and former Majority Leader Matt Dean of Dellwood both say they're running to be House speaker when the Legislature returns to action. They are asking for support from the 72-member caucus, which meets Friday to pick its leadership.
Minnesota Democrats Make Leadership Choices Democrats who won legislative majorities in Tuesday's election are picking their top leaders.
Minnesota Senate GOP Picks New Majority Leader Minneosta Senate Republicans have elected Dave Senjem of Rochester as their new majority leader.