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2010 Governor's Race

May 20, 2010

New book focuses on Klobuchar as freshman senator

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is in line for some free publicity as one of four freshman senators featured in a new book by journalist Terence Samuel, "The Upper House."

May 19, 2010

MPR poll: Dayton holds comfortable lead in DFL primary field

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton holds a 10-point lead over House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher in the DFL gubernatorial contest, according to a new poll conducted by Minnnesota Public Radio and the Humphrey Institute. Dayton outpolled Kelliher by a 38-28 percent margin, with fellow Democrat Matt Entenza garnering support from just six percent of respondents.

May 17, 2010

Myhre leaves Kelliher campaign

DFL-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher's communications director is leaving the campaign to go back to her old job.

May 17, 2010

Emmer campaign makes staff changes

Two people have assumed new roles in the gubernatorial campaign of Republican state Rep. Tom Emmer.

May 13, 2010

Updated: Minnesota DFL asks: Where’s Tom Emmer?

Minnesota's Republican candidate for governor, state Rep. Tom Emmer, missed a vote this afternoon on one of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's signature pieces of legislation, a bill that would encourage participation in ignition interlock programs for Minnesotans convicted of driving while intoxicated.

May 12, 2010

United Steelworkers endorse Dayton for governor

United Steelworkers, which represents 21,000 active and retired members in Minnesota, announced today that it is endorsing former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton for governor.

May 12, 2010

Dayton campaign team reports a hire and a departure

Jacob Littler, who managed Rep. Tom Rukavina's unsuccessful bid for the DFL gubernatorial endorsement, on Monday started a new job as 8th Congressional District field director for Mark Dayton's gubernatorial campaign, according to a campaign spokesman.

May 8, 2010

Horner wins IP nod for governor

Tom Horner won the Independence Party's endorsement for governor in convincing fashion on Saturday. An August primary challenge is expected.

May 8, 2010

Override Sixers enjoy IP hospitality

Two former GOP representatives who took political knocks from their party after they voted with DFLers in 2008 to override GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty's veto of a transportation bill are finding a more hospitable crowd at today's Independence Party Convention.

May 8, 2010

Education Minnesota endorses Kelliher

The statewide teachers union Education Minnesota today backed House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher's bid for governor. Kelliher, who received the DFL endorsement, will face Mark Dayton and Matt Entenza in an August DFL primary.

May 7, 2010

KSTP/SurveyUSA poll: Emmer leads in gov race

The Republican endorsed candidate for Minnesota governor Tom Emmer edged out his DFL and Independence Party rivals in a new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll.

May 5, 2010

Updated: GOP asks, ‘What now, Margaret?’

Minnesota Republican Party Chair Tony Sutton this afternoon blamed House Speaker (and DFL gubernatorial candidate) Margaret Anderson Kelliher and her party for the potentially disastrous consequences of today's state Supreme Court ruling that Gov. Tim Pawlenty overstepped his unallotment authority last year.

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