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2010 Governor's Race

Jan 20, 2010

Emmer vs. Seifert? Observers say GOP contest likely down to two

Events of the last week - with former state auditor Pat Anderson dropping out of the race and Coleman deciding not to seek the state's top post - have significantly distilled the Republican contest.

Jan 20, 2010

Joe Repya to seek Independence Party endorsement for governor

Joe Repya, a veteran of the Vietnam and Iraq wars and a former Republican, has registered with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board to seek the Independence Party's endorsement for governor.

Jan 18, 2010

Teamsters joint council backs Dayton for governor

The umbrella organization for the Teamsters unions in Minnesota today endorsed former Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton for governor.

Jan 18, 2010

With Coleman out, eyes turn to Emmer’s challenge

Norm Coleman's surprise announcement that he won't be running for governor, combined with Rep. Marty Seifert's (R-Marshall) self-proclaimed status as the front runner in the contest for the GOP endorsement, mean that the guy in the race to watch right now is Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Delano).

Jan 18, 2010

Strib cartoonist pens harsh Kelliher caricature

Star Tribune cartoonist Steve Sack painted Speaker of the House -- and DFL gubernatorial hopeful -- Margaret Anderson Kelliher in a not particularly flattering light in a cartoon published on the newspaper's Sunday opinion page.

Jan 17, 2010

Coleman says he won’t run for governor in 2010

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman this evening ended months of speculation about a possible run for governor.

Jan 13, 2010

Campaign Finance Board rules against Kelliher campaign

The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board has fined Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher's gubernatorial campaign committee $9,000 and the Minnesota DFL Party $15,000 for intentionally violating Minnesota campaign laws.

Jan 12, 2010

The Coleman-for-governor rumors: Odds are he’s in (and that Laura Brod’s his running mate)

At the end of the day -- after talking to at least a dozen people -- I figure the odds on Norm Coleman getting into the governor's race now stand at 3-1 in favor. But there's an even better bet to be made IF Coleman gets in the race.

Jan 12, 2010

Anderson quits gov race; Norm Coleman rumors surge again

Pat Anderson announced today that she's dropping out of the governor's race, opting instead to pursue her former post as state auditor. But the move has prompted renewed speculation about a different politician: Norm Coleman.

Jan 11, 2010

Seifert campaign raised $262,000 in 2009

GOP gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert's campaign pulled in more than $262,000 in 2009.

Jan 8, 2010

Kelliher reports $254,000 raised in 2009

DFL gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher says her campaign raised $254,000 in 2009.

Jan 7, 2010

Star Tribune surveying gov candidates on substance use and mental health

Following Mark Dayton's holiday disclosures, the Star Tribune has sent a survey to all Minnesota gubernatorial candidates asking them whether they have ever had substance abuse or mental health problems.

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