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Dec 15, 2009

Emmer appoints campaign chair, announces ‘leadership team’

Minnesota state Rep. Mark Buesgens, R-Jordan, will serve as campaign chair for Republican gubernatorial hopeful and state Rep. Tom Emmer.

Dec 15, 2009

DFL vets back Rybak for governor

The DFL Veterans Caucus has endorsed R.T. Rybak for governor. The veterans' group cited Rybak's leadership skills in announcing the decision.

Dec 14, 2009

Emmer wins Sibley County straw poll

Minnesota state Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Delano, racked up more than half of the votes in a straw poll over the weekend at a forum in Sibley County for the state's Republican gubernatorial candidates.

Dec 11, 2009

5 new filings for state legislative races

Five more challengers have filed papers to take on incumbent state legislators. There are now 40 House challengers in 35 districts, with 31 Republicans and nine Democrats. On the senate side, 32 challengers have formed campaign committees, roughly two thirds of them Republicans.

Dec 11, 2009

Thissen adds 2 to campaign team

Minnesota state Rep. Paul Thissen, one of a dozen DFL candidates seeking the party's endorsement next year to run for governor, has added two people to his campaign staff.

Dec 2, 2009

Stand Up America aims to beat ‘Republican provocateurs’

A political action committee formed by a group of Democratic operatives has targeted a group of five "right-wing zealots" in the U.S. House whom they hope to help defeat in the 2010 election, and Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota's congressional lightning rod, has made the cut.

Dec 2, 2009

Oberstar backs Tarryl Clark for Congress

U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., has thrown his support behind state Sen. Tarryl Clark, DFL-St. Cloud, to challenge Michele Bachmann next year.

Dec 2, 2009

Tom Conlon to seek GOP endorsement for auditor

Tom Conlon, a former member of the St. Paul School Board, plans to seek the Republican endorsement to run for state auditor next year.

Dec 2, 2009

What makes them run: Margaret Anderson Kelliher

[This interview was originally web-published on August 18, 2009.] PIM: Why are you running for governor? Margaret Anderson Kelliher: I'm running for governor because I want to provide leadership for Minnesota and leadership for Minnesotans that's focused on them and helps us become national leaders in the right things again--things like economic growth and student achievement. I'm pas[...]

Dec 2, 2009

What makes them run: Paul Thissen

[This interview was originally web-published on July 15, 2009.] PIM: Why are you running for governor? Paul Thissen: I think we have a great opportunity in Minnesota in the next election to actually have a generational election--because of the depth of the cuts in recent years, which I think crossed a moral line for a lot of people. I'm hearing a lot of people say, "This is not the Minne[...]

Dec 1, 2009

St. Paul lawyer to seek Republican endorsement for attorney general

A St. Paul attorney hopes to run against Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson in the 2010 general election.

Dec 1, 2009

Bakk announces 2010 ‘field team’

State Sen. Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, one of a dozen DFLers hoping to snag the party's endorsement to run for governor next year, has announced his new "field team."

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