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Johnson, Dayton trade jabs over jobs, insurance

October 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — With Election Day quickly approaching, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton exchanged verbal jabs Thursday over health insurance rates and the state’s falling unemployment rate.

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Opponent sees Franken as yes-man

October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s Republican opponent says that in five years in the U.S. Senate Franken has become the poster child for a do-nothing, superpartisan Congress.

Franken disputes the portrait painted by first-time candidate Mike M…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: The poster child for a broken Washington

October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission.
The agency that oversees our campaign-finance system, by law led by three Democratic…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: The poster child for a broken Washington

October 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — If you were to seek out a poster child for all that is broken in Washington, you could find no better candidate than the Federal Election Commission.
The agency that oversees our campaign-finance system, by law led by three Democratic…continue reading on dglobe.com

Plan for the Patch: Western N.D. lawmakers to discuss early funding bill for 2015 construction season

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- Four western North Dakota lawmakers have scheduled a press conference here Wednesday to discuss their plan to introduce an early funding bill in January that would give oil-impacted areas a head start on the 2015 construction season.

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Plan for the Patch: Western N.D. lawmakers to discuss early funding bill for 2015 construction season

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- Four western North Dakota lawmakers have scheduled a press conference here Wednesday to discuss their plan to introduce an early funding bill in January that would give oil-impacted areas a head start on the 2015 construction season.

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Republicans fall in behind Johnson

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — It is one thing for defeated politicians to back their conqueror, but quite another for rank-and-file supporters to do the same.

As Jeff Johnson was edging his way toward victory in Tuesday’s Republican governor primary election, ba…continue reading on dglobe.com

McFadden wins Republican U.S. Senate nod

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Well-financed Mike McFadden won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s Minnesota primary election and is set to face U.S. Sen. Al Franken in the Nov. 4 election.

The secretary of state’s office reported that McFadd…continue reading on dglobe.com

Johnson leads four-way GOP governor race

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans awaited primary election returns Tuesday night, unable to guess who might emerge from a four-candidate race for governor to challenge Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in November.

It has been decades since Republicans…continue reading on dglobe.com

GOP candidates play up rural differences

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

REDWOOD FALLS — Four Republican candidates for Minnesota governor struggled to point out differences among themselves to more than 1,000 farmers and agribusiness workers at a Farmfest forum Tuesday, but had no problem criticizing Democratic Gov. Ma…continue reading on dglobe.com