Dating to the founding of our republic 234 years ago, I have long believed that the genius of the American political experience was originally shaped by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson – who, together with Benjamin Franklin, crafted the Declaration of Independence that we celebrate over the Fourth of July holiday.
Minnesota's open primary system has been known to spawn rumors of strategic crossover voting to monkey-wrench some other party's candidate, and this year the buzz concerns a possible move by elements in the GOP to encourage the faithful to go and vote for Rob Hahn in his gubernatorial primary battle with longtime GOP fixture Tom Horner.
The Republican Party of Minnesota has filed a complaint with the state's Office of Administrative Hearings alleging that a polling firm made an illegal contribution to Tom Horner's gubernatorial campaign. The state GOP estimates the value of the in-kind political gift to be in excess of $26,000.
After a rocky day, labor umbrella group Minnesota AFL-CIO this afternoon opted not to endorse a candidate for governor.
Back in the 1990s, in another political lifetime, political operatives like Mark Penn and Karl Rove made names for themselves by exploiting the advantages of closely defined messages to specific groups of voters via direct mail.
The Minnesota AFL-CIO is recalling a press release that proclaims the labor organization's support for DFL gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher.
The Minnesota AFL-CIO will hold a meeting on Wednesday afternoon to consider whether to endorse a candidate in the governor's race. DFL challengers Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Mark Dayton, along with Independence Party candidate Tom Horner, are expected to screen with the umbrella labor organization.
Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner today said he has reached an agreement to sell his shares in the Himle Horner public relations firm, which he co-founded in 1989.
The poll released last Monday by Decision Resources Ltd. contained a lot of troubling findings for Republicans. Most notably, the survey found that all three credible DFL candidates would soundly beat state Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Delano, the GOP’s endorsed candidate.
House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher survived a five-candidate scrum to emerge from April’s state DFL State Convention with the party’s endorsement. It took her six rounds of contentious balloting at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to claim the gubernatorial crown.
The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board will not investigate a complaint filed by the state Republican party alleging that a polling firm made an illegal contribution to Tom Horner's gubernatorial campaign. The state agencydetermined that the alleged violation fell outside the bounds of its jurisdiction.
The Minnesota Republican Party is alleging that Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner unfairly benefited from a poll that was conducted by a longtime acquaintance.
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