GOP Endorses Senate Candidates Newberger, Housley

By Adelle Whitefoot DULUTH — The Minnesota Republican Party endorsed its first female candidate for the U.S. Senate Friday night, June 1, at its state convention. Minnesota Sen. Karin Housley will run in the U.S. Senate special election for the seat that was vacated by Democrat Al Franken. Housley was born and raised in South…
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Governor Race Top Priority

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The governor race is far and away the top political suspense at Minnesota party conventions this weekend, and at the Democratic event they were on the ground by midday Friday, June 1. Governor candidate and State Auditor Rebecca Otto released figures that she said shows she has enough support to compete with…
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GOP Hopes Voters See Red

By Adelle Whitefoot DULUTH — Make Minnesota Red was the theme of this weekend’s Minnesota GOP State Convention in Duluth. “Everyone keeps saying that there is a blue wave coming across the country this year and that Minnesota will stay blue, but they couldn’t be more wrong because there is a red tsunami coming for…
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GOP Shows Mixed Opinions On Pawlenty

DULUTH — Three weeks before the Minnesota GOP State Convention, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced he would not be attending or seeking the endorsement from the Republican party. Instead, he was going to force a primary. This left many Republicans with mixed feelings about the former governor during the convention June 1-2 in Duluth. “We…
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Swanson Drops From Attorney General Endorsement

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson shocked her fellow Democrats when she dropped out of an endorsement race for re-election. Little known Matt Pelikan surprised Minnesota’s political world Saturday, June 2, by becoming the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party attorney general endorsee after a single vote in which he trailed Swanson. The two were the only…
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