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May 30, 2014

GOP chooses Gilbert and Newman for auditor, attorney general

Delegates in Rochester selected Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, to compete for state attorney general and former Long Lake Mayor Randy Gilbert to run for state auditor in the first endorsements of the state party convention on Friday

May 12, 2011

Politico: Thompson weighing run against Klobuchar

State Sen. Dave Thompson is considering a run against U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in 2012, Politico reports. The Lakeville Republicans is a former radio talk show host and the only freshman senator to land a leadership post in the GOP caucus.

Sep 23, 2010

AG Lori Swanson buys air time before election

Democratic Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is getting on the air before November, when she will face Republican attorney Chris Barden in the polls.

Aug 11, 2010

Dayton wins narrow victory over Kelliher; 23 lege primaries settled

Mark Dayton rode a dominating performance in greater Minnesota to a narrow victory in Tuesday's DFL gubernatorial primary, edging party endorsee Margaret Anderson Kelliher by just over 6,500 votes out of over 440,000 cast. One-time House Minority Leader Matt Entenza, who spent over $5 million on his primary campaign, garnered just over 80,000 votes.

Aug 11, 2010

Horner party invokes ghost of Jesse Ventura

Breaking with the election night tradition that compels candidates to remain cloistered until glory or defeat is confirmed, Independence Party gubernatorial hopeful Tom Horner strolled into his campaign headquarters at precisely 7:55 last night and began to press the flesh.

Aug 4, 2010

Republican AG candidate a complete unknown to state politicos, voters

For the past 40 years, irrespective of larger political currents, the Minnesota DFL has owned the office of state attorney general. Beginning in the middle of the first Nixon administration, the post has been occupied by an uninterrupted quartet of Democrats: Warren Spannaus (1971-82), Hubert H. "Skip" Humphrey III (1983-98), Mike Hatch (1999-2006), and Hatch protégé Lori Swanson (2007-present).

Jul 28, 2010

AG Swanson raises most money in re-election bid, Ritchie and Otto close behind

Out of the three DFL constitutional officers in Minnesota, it was Attorney General Lori Swanson who raised the most money in her re-election bid, taking in $141,000 with $203,000 in the bank.

Apr 30, 2010

County records: GOP AG candidate’s Edina house is not homesteaded

GOP attorney general candidate R. Christopher Barden is regarded as a complete unknown by many at the GOP convention, and this bit of news may not help: According to Hennepin County property tax records, the Edina home of the Republican endorsee for AG is not homesteaded.

Apr 29, 2010

DFL assails GOP endorsed candidates for secretary of state and attorney general

DFL Chair Melendez criticized the candidates endorsed tonight at the GOP state convention to run for secretary of state and attorney general. Both offices are currently held by DFLers.

Apr 29, 2010

Cage match: a GOP convention FAQ

One of the few things that organizers and delegates to this weekend’s state Republican convention can agree on: The gubernatorial endorsement battle between Tom Emmer and Marty Seifert won’t drag out as long as the 2002 fight between Tim Pawlenty and Brian Sullivan.

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