Johnson Emerges To Take GOP Governor Primary Hennepin County commissioner Jeff Johnson has captured the Republican nomination for Minnesota governor over three major rivals.
Johnson Stakes Out Lead In GOP Governor Primary Endorsed Republican Jeff Johnson has an early edge as votes are counted in the Republican primary for Minnesota governor. The Hennepin County commissioner was ahead as one-fifth of the vote was tabulated Tuesday. His closest competitor was former House Speaker Kurt Zellers followed by businessman Scott Honour and former House Minority Leader Marty Seifert.
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.
A Quick Look At Minn. Primary Races There’s close attention being paid to the Republican governor’s race. The four-way race is the most hotly contested primary in 20 years. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson has the official party endorsement, and on Tuesday night, we'll see how much that matters.
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.
Decision Day For Minnesota's GOP Governor Hopefuls Republicans hoping to deny Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton a second term first must settle on a nominee in a primary Tuesday without a runaway favorite. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson had the party's endorsement that he hopes will pay off amid an expectedly light turnout.
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
Primary Eve Brings Frenzied Final Push For VotesThe Republican candidates hoping to unseat Gov. Mark Dayton later this fall are in a last-minute scramble to lock up votes. The four major candidates worked cafe counters, manned phone banks and surfed talk radio Monday in a primary that has no breakaway favorite.
5 Candidates For Governor Woo Farmers At FarmFestFive Minnesota candidates for governor have gathered at the annual FarmFest trade show, where they say they'd help farmers by promoting trade and easing environmental regulations. The candidates Tuesday included four Republicans who square off in a primary next week.
Honour: Freeze Minimum Wage, Cut Minnesota Taxes Four days after Minnesota's minimum wage rose to $8 an hour, a top Republican candidate for Minnesota governor proposed freezing the wage at its current level, and abolishing future automatic increases.
Talking Points: Aug. 12 Primary Elections In Minnesota You may not be thinking politics right now, but in just eight days Minnesota votes will go the polls to cast ballots in the Aug. 12 primary. Turnout is expected to be very low and that has candidates scrambling for support.
GOP Gov. Debate Turns On Ideal Vs. PracticalThe candidates pursuing the Republican nomination for Minnesota governor are divided over whose vision for the state would be achievable while presiding over a government split between parties. The notion of what is ideal versus what is practical to promise voters was an undercurrent of Wednesday's four-way debate on Minnesota Public Radio.
GOP Hopefuls Differ On How To Rein In State BudgetOn its current trajectory, Minnesota's next two-year state budget will top the $40 billion mark. The Republicans seeking to defeat Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton say they would slam the brakes on spending if they're put in charge.
Minnesota Governor's Race Eases Into TV Ad Phase Republican candidate Scott Honour has put up a round of television ads ahead of next month's primary election to determine his party's nominee for governor. Honour adviser Pat Shortridge says the ads are airing statewide on cable television, specifically the Fox News Channel.
Republican Shots At Dayton Shift With HeadlinesThe Republicans running for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's job are employing new lines of criticism against the incumbent each day as they attempt to elevate their own standing ahead of the August primary that will determine his fall foe.