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2010 Governor's Race

Nov 16, 2010

Emmer team reaches tentative agreement with counties over data requests

Tom Emmer's legal team has reached a tentative agreement with St. Louis and Pine counties on a plan to promptly fulfill its data requests. Last week Republicans filed lawsuits against the two counties alleging that local officials were not responding quickly enough to information requests.

Nov 12, 2010

Dayton team is confident in canvassing and recount victory

The recount team for former Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton expressed confidence at a news conference Friday that the DFL gubernatorial candidate would hold a substantial lead over GOP nominee Tom Emmer after the canvasing process and a hand recount.

Nov 12, 2010

Emmer campaign files suit against two rural counties on gov race

Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign and the Minnesota Republican Party announced lawsuits in two rural Minnesota counties they accused of failing to comply with data practice requests.

Nov 12, 2010

Mike Vekich tapped to lead Emmer transition

As both parties brace for a recount in the governor's race, Republican Tom Emmer has named Twin Cities businessman Mike Vekich as his choice to lead his transition team.

Nov 11, 2010

Dayton meets with former finance commissioners

Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, who is facing a likely recount in the Minnesota governor's race against GOP nominee Tom Emmer, aligned finance officials of the last four governors on Wednesday to talk about the $6 billion budget deficit and long term fiscal problems in the state.

Nov 9, 2010

Emmer: Let the process play out

Emmer said Tuesday he hopes for a "fair, open and honest process." He added: "You gotta let the process play itself out."

Nov 9, 2010

Former SupCo Chief Justice Magnuson to lead MN GOP recount litigation

Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson has been plucked to help lead recount litigation efforts for GOP gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer and the Republican Party of Minnesota.

Nov 9, 2010

Zellers says GOP House caucus would not rush legislation, then doubles back

In an appearance on MPR’s Midday program on Monday, Zellers said his caucus would not rush legislation through in the event that the gubernatorial recount drags past session start and Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty is the holdover chief executive. He later released a clarification statement saying they would work with whoever is governor to pass a budget by the time the Legislature is required to [...]

Nov 8, 2010

Emmer campaign hires Golnik, additional staff for recount battle

Ben Golnik, who oversaw the GOP's successful campaign to win control of the state Senate, will manage recount operations for Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign. Golnik also previously served as executive director of the state Republican party.

Nov 5, 2010

Emmer loss chalked up to summertime blues

One theory as to why Emmer failed to catch a GOP wave that swept the nation is that he never recovered from a bruising month of July.

Nov 5, 2010

SOS hopes to finish MN gov recount by mid December

The Minnesota Secretary of State's office hopes to finish a potential recount in the governor's race by mid December. The office released a proposed time line Friday for the recount.

Nov 4, 2010

Pawlenty says he’ll “address matters as they arise”

Pawlenty said he wouldn't discourage the new Republican Legislature from passing controversial legislation until any recount or court challenge is resolved.

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