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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

GOP candidates spar at debate

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Republican candidates for Minnesota governor came out swinging in a broadcast debate Wednesday, arguing over idealistic visions versus the practical realities of running a divided state government.

First-time candidate Scott Honour sa…continue reading on dglobe.com

GOP candidates spar at debate

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Republican candidates for Minnesota governor came out swinging in a broadcast debate Wednesday, arguing over idealistic visions versus the practical realities of running a divided state government.

First-time candidate Scott Honour sa…continue reading on dglobe.com

Republicans look for an opening

May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans are looking for any opportunity to get a foothold in a state government dominated by Democrats.

Sen. Scott Newman announced Thursday that he is seeking to upset two-term Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson a…continue reading on dglobe.com

Governor race activity picks up as GOP convention nears

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Republican convention is a week and a half away, so governor candidates are doing everything they can to get delegate support.

For Jeff Johnson, that means picking a popular southeast Minnesota politician to be his runni…continue reading on dglobe.com

Bonding bill due in house, but GOP balks

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican suppo…continue reading on dglobe.com

Dayton, Franken lead GOP rivals, poll finds

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken have double-digit leads over all their announced Republican challengers, according to a Suffolk University poll of Minnesota voters released Tuesday.

Fewer than half the voters said they plan …continue reading on dglobe.com