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Minnesota Political Notebook: Dayton surrounds himself with all-female senior staff

December 11, 2010 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL Mark Dayton already has departed from current Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s ways. Continue Reading

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Dayton mines campaign for chief of staff, top aides

December 10, 2010 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL Minnesota Gov.-elect Mark Dayton pulled from his campaign Friday for a senior administration staff that includes prominent Democratic strategist Tina Flint Smith as chief of staff. Continue Reading

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Analysis: Fiscal reality casts shadow over Dayton plans

December 10, 2010 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL Mark Dayton made one promise, in particular, hundreds of times in two years of campaigning to become Minnesota’s governor. Continue Reading

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Pawlenty passes baton to Dayton

December 9, 2010 in INFORUM

Transportation commissioner to stay part of Cabinet

ST. PAUL There is no doubt the election is over: Democrat Mark Dayton, Minnesota’s governor-elect, and Republican Tim Pawlenty, who holds the office until Jan. 3, sounded like old pals Thursday after they met privately and before Pawlenty and his wife showed Dayton and his sons around the governor’s residence. Continue Reading

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Dayton numbers edge up as recount nears end

December 1, 2010 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL More than 84 percent of the 2.1 million Minnesota governor race ballots have been counted a second time, with Democrat Mark Dayton maintaining a lead far bigger than any Minnesota recount ever has overturned. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: Emmer’s numbers may not add up

November 27, 2010 in INFORUM

Tom Emmer’s legal team is looking for every way to find votes for him in the Minnesota governor’s race, but the main argument presented so far does not add up, a law professor and legal expert says. Continue Reading

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Governor recount battle heats up

November 20, 2010 in INFORUM

Dayton campaign raises defenses

ST. PAUL A post-election battle for Minnesota votes cranked up Friday when Mark Dayton hired two recount legal experts and Tom Emmer’s Supreme Court request met with opposition. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: Emmer sees vote differently than party

November 20, 2010 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL Tom Emmer made it clear in his first post-election newspaper interview that his job is different from that of the Republican Party chairman. Continue Reading

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Emmer team targets ‘phantom votes’

November 18, 2010 in INFORUM

Dayton moves transition ahead despite uncertainty

ST. PAUL Tom Emmer’s ballot complaint got the Minnesota Supreme Court’s attention Thursday while Mark Dayton ramped up his preparations to become governor. Continue Reading

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Emmer wants all votes counted

November 17, 2010 in INFORUM

Says when to end contest ‘is my call’

ST. PAUL Tom Emmer does not plan to exercise his option to cancel a statewide governor’s race recount, which will continue the race until at least Dec. 14. Continue Reading