Farm Bureau Backs Emmer, Farmers’ Union Picks Dayton

The Minnesota Farm Bureau political action committee endorsed Republican Tom Emmer for governor and a similar state Farmers Union organization picked Democrat Mark Dayton. The ag organizations’ picks were no surprise. The Farm Bureau generally leans toward Republicans while the Farmers Union tends to favor Democratic-Farmer-Laborite candidates. The Farm Bureau backed Republican Tim Pawlenty four…
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Marriage Group Begins Pro-Emmer Commercials

The National Organization for Marriage today began airing television commercials critical of Democrat Mark Dayton and Tom Horner of the Independence Party for supporting gay marriage. They promote governor candidate Republican Tom Emmer, saying he supports allowing Minnesotans to vote on the issue. “Shouldn’t something this important be decided by Minnesota voters, not politicians?” the…
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Chamber PAC Picks Emmer For Governor

The political arm of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce today endorsed Republican Tom Emmer for governor. “Tom Emmer is the candidate who best meets our criteria and will make an outstanding governor,” said Steve McCulloch of St. Louis Park, a member of the Minnesota Chamber Leadership Fund Political Action Committee. “Emmer is the candidate who…
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Klobuchar Fights Texting

This week’s Washington, D.C. topic de jour is distracted driving, and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota was involved. “Too many drivers are texting behind the wheel,” Klobuchar told a summit on the subject. “The consequences of distracted driving are devastating and demand greater action by us all – no text message is worth dying…
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Dayton Updates Budget After Earlier Plan Falls Short

Mark Dayton revised his state budget proposal Tuesday, reducing the expected take from his “tax the rich” hope and adding a variety of other revenue enhancers and budget cuts. The Democratic Minnesota governor candidate said he would raise taxes and other revenues $3.6 billion and cut spending $1.2 billion, leaving a $1 billion gap in…
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