After Statewide Drubbing, Minnesota GOP Doing Some 'Soul Searching'It was a tale of two political parties in Minnesota on Wednesday: resurgent Democrats who tightened their grip on the governor's office and two U.S. Senate seats in Tuesday's election, and wincing Republicans shut out of statewide contests for a 12th straight year and swept out of power in the Minnesota House.
Minn. GOP Chairwoman Defends Push For 10% Of DonationsMinnesota's Republican Party chairwoman is defending her push to get a 10 percent commission on large donations to the party, saying she's paid less than her predecessors and even some top party staffers.
Minn. GOP Chairwoman: I Want 10% Commission On GOP DonationsJennifer Carnahan seeks party approval to take a commission on large contributions, according to a memo obtained by the Associated Press.
Dayton Says Republicans Trying To Eliminate Pre-K FundingFunding Pre-K education is one of Governor Mark Dayton's top priorities. But he says House Republicans are trying to eliminate it.
Environmentalists Upset By Bills Advanced By Minn. GOP LawmakersEnvironmentalists say Republicans who control the Minnesota Legislature and their allies are pressing a slate of bills that add up to bad news for the environment.
GOP Hopes Trump's Last-Minute Visit Turns Minnesota RedRepublicans are hoping last-minute visits from Donald Trump and Mike Pence will help propel the state to vote for a GOP presidential candidate for the first time since 1972.
Vadnais Heights GOP Caucus Site Allegedly Turned Away Voters Minnesota Republicans turned out in record numbers to caucus Tuesday night. More than 111,000 people voted in the Republican caucus. That is nearly double the number of voters that cast a ballot in the previous caucus in 2008.
10-Week Scramble Opens For GOP Governor Nomination A scramble began Monday among four Republicans angling to be Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's fall opponent as the GOP headed for its first competitive gubernatorial primary in two decades. Party leaders are hopeful the 10-week race doesn't turn nasty and hobble the eventual nominee. What the voter pool looks like come August is anyone's guess.
Talking Points: Rep. Paulsen On Divided MN GOPThe government shutdown may be over but there are real questions about whether Congress can reach an agreement on a budget and the debt ceiling in coming months.
Minn.'s Kline Says No To Senate, Governor RunRep. John Kline, the dean of Minnesota's GOP delegation in Congress, on Friday ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate or governor next year, saying he wanted to make his intentions clear so other possible candidates will step forward.
Ellison's TV Spat May Prove LucrativeSean Hannity's cable television showdown this week with a Democratic congressman has become more than a verbal schoolyard brawl. It's a fundraising opportunity.