Recent Articles from Betsy Sundquist
Endorsed candidates in three Minnesota legislative districts missed the deadline this week to file to run for the Legislature.
As Minnesota’s Republican Party was giddily tweeting the news that the party had fielded candidates for all 201 seats in the state Legislature for the first time in 30 years, the Independence Party of Minnesota was quietly celebrating its own milestone: 16 candidates for the Legislature in 2010, seven in Senate districts and nine in House districts.
If the Greyhound Bus company experiences an upsurge in riders in the next couple of weeks, you can give the credit — or the blame — to Robyne Robinson.
With the official announcement last week of Robyne Robinson as Matt Entenza’s running mate, the slate of Minnesota lieutenant governor candidates is nearly complete. It awaits only the pick of IP candidate Tom Horner, who is planning to introduce his running mate Tuesday.
Republicans reportedly were asked to leave a meeting tonight of MInnesota Senate District 50 DFLers, who had gathered to discuss an attempt by state Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, DFL-Fridley, to pass legislation that would have improved fishing on a lake where he owns a cabin.
Matt Entenza, who is seeking the DFL's endorsement to run for governor in the August primary, introduced his lieutenant governor running mate this morning on the steps of the Minnesota Capitol: former (as of last night) Fox 9 news anchor Robyne Robinson.
If the phrase “sure thing” can be applied anywhere in politics, it might be appropriate in a small part of St. Paul, including Falcon Heights and a swath of territory north of Interstate 94.
This chart shows Minnesota legislative races in which incumbents (or endorsed candidates for retiring legislators) have no official challengers yet. We will update this list as candidates come forward. (Names are linked to candidate websites, where available.)
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