Dayton Has Crucial Union Edge In Governor's RaceGov. Mark Dayton got a hero's welcome Monday from union workers at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Conference in St. Paul. Dayton, Minnesota's first Democratic governor in two decades, told convention delegates he delivered what he promised – jobs.
Reality Check: Jeff Johnson And The Tea PartyIndependent Minnesota political groups are spending a fortune on television ads this campaign season. They're branding GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson as a "tea party Republican." The ads are relentless, and ominous.
Johnson Set To Face Off Against Dayton In Gubernatorial RaceRepublicans closed ranks Wednesday behind the winner of Tuesday's primary election for governor. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won a decisive primary victory over three opponents. He'll face incumbent Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Johnson promises a campaign of ideas, not smears.
Bachmann Says She Is 'Going To Different Perch'Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she isn't going away, she's "just going to a different perch."
Shutdown To End, Default Averted With less than two hours to spare, Congress averted a crisis that could have sent the United States into default. On Wednesday night, the House passed the Senate's bill to end the government shutdown.
VP Of Mills Fleet Farm Jumps Into Race For MN's 8thA candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.
Esme's Blog: Is The IRS Corrupt Or Incompetent?In a congressional hearing into revelations that the IRS targeted conservative groups, one congressman pounced on the agency's fired chief's insistence that the targeting was not politically motivated.
Bachmann Wants White House Investigated Over IRS FlapRep. Michele Bachmann is joining the calls for a thorough investigation as President Obama prepares to answer further questions about the growing controversy at the IRS. The acting commissioner resigned on Wednesday after the agency admitted it targeted conservative groups.
Bachmann Faces Re-election Challenges Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's tendency to cause a ruckus on Capitol Hill made her a tea party sensation. Her bulging campaign treasury and conservative district make her a clear favorite to win a fourth House term on Election Day, despite her Democratic rival's attempts to turn her won't-budge philosophy into a liability.
Reality Check: Americans For Prosperity Health Care Ad Americans for Prosperity says WCCO-TV was wrong to characterize the group's ad as "based on a false premise: that the new healthcare law creates a government-run system.”
Longtime GOP Lawmaker Knocked Out In Minn. PrimaryMinnesota's current longest-serving House Republican lost to a tea party challenger in Tuesday's primary as voters in 44 legislative primaries picked candidates for a big November fight to control the Minnesota Legislature. But a GOP Senate leader easily turned back a conservative primary foe.