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2010 Minnesota primary

Sep 16, 2010

Kelliher is finalist for Minneapolis parks superintendent

Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher was named Wednesday as one of three finalists for the head of the nationally recognized Minneapolis Parks Board.

Aug 25, 2010

Emmer and Horner get public checks for gov campaigns

The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board issued public subsidy payments this week to candidates running for state office, dishing out nearly $4 million to 365 candidates, including nearly $1 million to the governor’s race.

Aug 23, 2010

Emmer releases first tv ad

Republican Tom Emmer released his first television campaign ad for governor over the weekend, using his children as the mouthpiece for his message on creating jobs and reforming state government.

Aug 17, 2010

Walsh leaves Emmer campaign

Deputy Communications Director Bill Walsh has left Tom Emmer’s gubernatorial campaign and returned to his role as communications director for the Minnesota Department of Education.

Aug 17, 2010

MN Supreme Court says no to Dan “Doc” Severson nickname

While Dan “Doc” Severson was on the primary ballot last week for the Minnesota secretary of state race, it will not make it on the ticket in November.

Aug 11, 2010

Kelliher concedes DFL gubernatorial primary to Dayton

After a long night and a close primary battle for the DFL gubernatorial nomination, DFL-endorsed candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher conceded the election to former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton in a news release.

Aug 10, 2010

Ritchie reports: No problems at the polls, voter turnout still expected to be low

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is expecting low voter turnout in the primary election, despite a "hot" three-way DFL race for governor.

Aug 10, 2010

Embattled Sen. Chaudhary door knocks for votes on primary day

Sen. Satveer Chaudhary faces possibly his toughest race since he was first elected to the state House in 1996. Chaudhary has won general elections in the liberal district by comfortable margins, and hasn't faced a primary challenge since 2002, but this year he doesn't have the DFL-endorsement behind him and faces a former state representative in the primary.

Aug 10, 2010

Kelliher rallies DFLers on the eve of the primary election

[anderson-kelliher] With less than 24 hours to go before the competitive DFL gubernatorial primary, the party's endorsed candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher rallied several hundred campaign staffers and supporters at a local union in Minneapolis before departing on a massive two hour lit drop across the area.

Aug 9, 2010

Primary election absentee balloting hits highest level in two decades

More people voted absentee for the primary this year than have in two decades, despite switching the date from mid September to Aug. 10.

Aug 6, 2010

Unofficial party candidates will breeze through gubernatorial primary

Not everyone sticks to the three-party system in Minnesota. A slew of candidates will sail through the gubernatorial primary election on Tuesday as part of unofficial party tickets that generally go unchallenged.

Aug 5, 2010

Entenza goes after Kelliher in new television spot

Matt Entenza, a DFLer running for Minnesota governor, released a new television advertisement that goes after DFL-endorsed candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher with just a few days to go before the primary election.

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