Otto Beats Entenza In Auditor Race State Auditor Rebecca Otto has survived a primary challenge from former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza. Entenza dipped deep into his personal wealth to try to grab the Democratic nomination. But Otto had the party's backing and cruised to an easy victory.
Republicans Pick Johnson, McFadden For Top Offices The voting is over and the counting has begun in Minnesota, where the top prizes in the primary were the Republican nominations to take on Democrats Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken in November. Dayton and Franken had little-known Democratic challengers as each sought a second term. But four major Republican rivals jockeyed for the party's nod to take on Dayton, with no sign of a clear front-runner. Businessman Mike McFadden was favored to challenge Franken in the fall.
Top Prize In Minnesota Primary: GOP Governor Nod Minnesota Republicans were picking candidates for governor and Senate in primaries Tuesday to finalize nominations for a party trying to climb back into power after years of Democratic dominance.
5 Things To Know About Minnesota's Primary Minnesotans — at least a few of them, anyway — will take a short break from summer to tend to Tuesday's primary election. Here are 5 things to know about the election
Intense Race For Usually Obscure Auditor's Office When Rebecca Otto scored her first political win, few Democrats reveled in it more than Matt Entenza. That was 2003, when Otto snatched a Republican-held legislative seat in a special election with the help of a Democratic House caucus led by Entenza. Back then he proclaimed Otto's win "a political earthquake."
Otto: Big Money Has No Place In State Auditor RaceThe race for Minnesota state auditor is usually a low key affair, but this year the Democratic primary is turning out to be one of the most heated of all races. In a surprise move and at the very last minute, former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza jumped into the race against the incumbent and fellow Democrat Rebecca Otto.
State Auditor Race Gets Competitive, CombativeThe normally quiet Minnesota state auditor's race is suddenly heating up. Former Minnesota House leader Matt Entenza filed last-minute papers to run against fellow Democrat Rebecca Otto, who has been state auditor for the last eight years.
Auditor's Race To Test Democratic AllegiancesA suddenly competitive primary for state auditor has some top Minnesota Democrats rallying behind two-term incumbent Rebecca Otto while others aren't ready to discount Matt Entenza, the former state legislator who has statewide campaign experience.
Entenza Makes Auditor Bid In Late Filing ScurryA surprise Democratic primary for state auditor materialized Tuesday and a top Republican recruit for Congress barely made the ballot, providing last-day drama for Minnesota candidate filing. Former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza filed to run against incumbent Auditor Rebecca Otto...
Report: Expect Higher Property Taxes Next YearEveryone can expect to pay more in property taxes next year, according to a new report by the non-profit think tank Minnesota 2020.
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