Keith Downey Re-Elected As Minnesota GOP ChairmanDowney received 68 percent of the vote at the party's State Central Committee meeting in Bloomington on Saturday, turning back challenges from Neil Lynch and Bill Jungbauer.
GOP Group Targets Dayton's Gas Tax Plan In AdsA Republican-aligned political group will counter Gov. Mark Dayton's tax plan for road and bridge repairs with a barrage of radio and direct mail ads, the group announced Wednesday.
Republican Lawmakers Want To Ax Transgender Athletics RuleMore than 20 Republican legislators want to stop transgender students born as male from playing on female sports teams.
Minnesota Congressman Breaks Party Ranks Over DHS FundingFreshman Congressman Tom Emmer is making headlines for criticizing fellow Republicans for their role in a possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this Friday.
Walker Says He'd 'Rather Be Ahead Than Behind' In RaceWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hasn't officially announced that he's running for president, but he continues to send strong signals that a candidacy is inevitable.
GOP Bill Would Halve Minnesota Health ExchangeA Republican state senator wants to split Minnesota's health insurance exchange into two separate entities. MNsure currently signs up residents in private plans and public programs like MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance. Sen. Michelle Benson unveiled a bill Thursday that would split those up.
Walker Says He Sees Gaps In Potential 2016 GOP FieldWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he sees gaps in the potential field of Republican presidential candidates in 2016.
Rep. Michele Bachmann Gives Farewell SpeechMinnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann delivered a farewell speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House. The 6th District Republican is leaving office after eight years in Washington D.C. Thanking her staff and Minnesota supporters, Bachmann said she was the nemesis of Democrats -- but that she never compromised her beliefs.
County GOP Official Resigns After Muslim RemarksThe Republican party county chair who came under fire for comments about Muslims on his Facebook page has resigned. Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley called Muslims "parasites" and wrote "FRAG 'EM!" when they travel to Mecca, slang for a fragmentation hand grenade. Those comments were condemned by Muslim community leaders and GOP party Chairman Keith Downey.
Things To Know About House Speaker-Elect DaudtFive things to know about Rep. Kurt Daudt, who was picked Friday by the newly crowned GOP majority to be House speaker:
Daudt Puts Focus On Practical In Split GovernmentThe leader of the House Republican majority-in-waiting says a detailed governing agenda will come later and the focus in the next two years needs to be on the practical.
Johnson Wishes Dayton Well After Falling ShortRepublican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he's wishing the victor, Democratic incumbent Mark Dayton, success because he wants Minnesota to succeed. Johnson lost his bid Tuesday to oust Dayton after a single term.
McFadden Touts Party's Progress In LossGOP U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden says Minnesota's Republican party is in better shape than two years ago, despite his loss to Sen. Al Franken.
Wisconsin's GOP Gov. Walker Wins Re-ElectionWisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker won a hard fought election over Democratic challenger Mary Burke Tuesday, overcoming fierce opposition from unions and other liberal groups for his third victory in four years and cementing his position as a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
Republican Ryan Elected To 9th Term In US HouseU.S. Rep. and former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has been elected to a ninth term in Congress. Ryan defeated Democrat Rob Zerban on Tuesday. It was the second match between the two. Zerban also ran unsuccessfully against Ryan in 2012.