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Kerry Gauthier

Sep 6, 2013

Storm relief special session may get muddied

Republicans plan to beat the tax drum once again when the Legislature convenes to pass $5M in local storm aid

Dec 26, 2012

What to watch for in Minnesota’s coming legislative session

Here’s a guide to key policy matters that are likely to be addressed and heavily lobbied in the 2013 legislative session.

Dec 19, 2012

Beyond the budget 2013

The path through any budget session leads to a negotiating table at which the governor and legislative leaders work out the most politically palatable taxing and spending deal they can muster. But the budget is never the only game in town. Before the session endgame gets played out, a network of committees will play host to various and sundry dramas involving policy issues before state government.[...]

Dec 5, 2012

Paper Trail: SupCo releases opinion on Gauthier ballot case

In the wake of a scandal that led a Minnesota Democrat to suddenly suspend his campaign for reelection, the state Supreme Court has ruled that political parties can put new candidates on the ballot after the primary election if their originally endorsed candidate properly withdraws from a race.

Nov 14, 2012

How the lege was won

Minnesota’s 2012 Democratic legislative campaigns started about two years ago. The exact date depends on who you ask.

Oct 11, 2012

Duluth News Tribune endorses write-in candidate Jay Fosle in HD 7B race

Continuing a streak of endorsing more conservative candidates, the Duluth News Tribune on Thursday endorsed independent write-in candidate and Duluth City Councilor Jay Fosle for the House District 7B race over the endorsed GOP and DFL candidates.

Oct 2, 2012

Justice Stras recused himself from Duluth ballot case argued by his campaign co-chair

One peculiarity of the Minnesota Supreme Court’s decision to remove Rep. Kerry Gauthier’s name from next month’s general election ballot was that Justice David Stras opted not to participate in the case.

Sep 25, 2012

Simonson will replace Gauthier on the ballot in House District 7B

The Supreme Court of Minnesota issued an order today removing the name of Kerry Gauthier from the House District 7B ballot, to be replaced by that of Erik Simonson.

Sep 14, 2012

DFLers petition MN SupCo to get Gauthier off the ballot

DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin, teaming up with the House DFL caucus and Erik Simonson's campaign, said Friday that they are petitioning the Minnesota Supreme Court to challenge the St. Louis County Auditor's move to deny a withdrawal affidavit from Kerry Gauthier and a certificate of nomination for Simonson.

Sep 10, 2012

Erik Simonson wins backing of Duluth DFLers in the wake of Gauthier sex scandal

Duluth assistant fire chief and union leader Erik Simonson won the backing of area Democrats over the weekend as the party attempts to execute what would likely be the first successful write-in campaign for the Legislature in Minnesota history.

Sep 7, 2012

Simonson could see challenge for DFL endorsement in HD 7B

DFL union leader Erik Simonson seemed to have all the right support lined up for his bid for the House District 7B seat early this week, but he might face competition for the DFL Party backing this weekend after his estranged daughter claimed he abandoned her in a Duluth News Tribune story.

Sep 5, 2012

Simonson has inside track for 7B endorsement

Duluth DFLers will gather Saturday to endorse a write-in candidate to replace Gauthier after sex scandal

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