Jeff Johnson Wins GOP Governor Nod

A Minnesota Republican who grew up in Detroit Lakes and now is commissioner in the state’s largest county became the party’s endorsed candidate for governor Saturday night.

Minnesota Republicans Go With McFadden For Senate

By Don Davis The Republican U.S. Senate endorsement came down to money vs. party tradition. Mike McFadden, the moneyed candidate, won. Candidate Chris Dahlberg had about $40,000 in his campaign bank account and led through the first eight state convention ballots. McFadden, who said he immediately can put $2 million into Republicans’ effort to unseat…
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DFLers Celebrate As Dayton Nominated For Second Term

By John Lundy, Forum News Service Four years after his party denied Mark Dayton access to its state convention floor in Duluth, DFL delegates welcomed him to the same floor Saturday with a riotous celebration. “This is a great time to be a Democrat in Minnesota,” the first-term governor told a pumped-up crowd of 1,200…
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McFadden Wins Endorsement

By Don Davis Twin Cities businessman Mike McFadden took the Republican endorsement to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken in a come-from-behind victory this afternoon. “I look forward to taking the fight to Al Franken,” he said after being declared the winner. Vote totals between him and the only other remaining candidate, St. Louis County…
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Update: McFadden Pulls Ahead In Republican Senate Endorsement Race

The Minnesota Republican U.S. Senate race turned in to a virtual tie this morning after state convention delegates resumed balloting they suspended at 2 a.m.