Rukavina Brings Humor To Race

Leave it to Tom Rukavina to come up with the first funny promotion of the 2010 Minnesota governor’s race. The Virginia Democrat produced "cereal" boxes comparing him to Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty. In the nutrition facts box, Rukavina lists himself as containing 100 percent of daily requirements for honesty, reliability, health care, hard working, sharp…
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Molnau Picks Emmer

Tom Emmer picked up support from one of the two statewide Republican office holders. Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau gave her blessing to the Delano state representative’s GOP governor campaign. "I’m supporting Tom Emmer because I know he has the strength to lead our state during these challenging economic times," Molnau said. "For the past seven…
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Dayton Opens Up

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton tried to make amends to the Capitol press corps Monday by meeting with reporters for 45 minutes, answering every question they had. That came a week after Dayton announced he was running for the DFL governor nomination, a year after he began campaigning for office, and only took questions from…
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Drug Company Restrictions Sought

A coalition of consumer, union and health care-related groups wants to tighten rules dealing with prescription drugs. The coalition calls for laws such as one that would prohibit drug companies from buying records from doctors, a marketing tool that few people know about. Favored laws also would ban gifts from drug companies to doctors and…
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Bachmann, Dille Reunite

"She’s a real hugger," state Sen. Steve Dille, R-Dassel, said today after one of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s famous embraces. Dille, a quiet senator who is leaving office after this year, was not the only Bachmann hug recipient before an anti-abortion rally. The conservative favorite also reached out to former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman and…
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