Dahlberg Holds Republican Senate Lead As Convention Recesses

A little-known St. Louis County commissioner emerged early today as the Republican leader to take on Democratic Sen. Al Franken before tired and cranky state convention delegates decided to recess.

GOP Convention Notebook: Severson Wins Secretary Of State Nod

Minnesota Republicans did not need to wait to find out who won their secretary of state endorsement.

Update: Dahlberg Holds GOP Senate Lead

By Don Davis A little-known St. Louis County commissioner emerged Friday night as the Republican leader to take on Democratic Sen. Al Franken. But Commissioner Chris Dahlberg’s lead was fairly slim and Republican state convention delegates were prepared to meet well into this morning. Republicans were looking ahead to Aug. 12 even before they began…
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GOP Gathers For ‘shock And Awe’

By Don Davis Jim Abeler woke up in his Holiday Inn room at 6:30 a.m. today and soon began going over the speech of his life. The state representative from Anoka was preparing for today’s opening of the Minnesota Republican state convention at Rochester’s Mayo Civic Center. This is the day the 2,200 delegates are…
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Little Suspense For DFL

By John Myers, Duluth News Tribune There will be little suspense but plenty of hoopla for 1,200 delegates to the DFL party state convention this weekend at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Most of the action is set for Saturday afternoon, when the delegates will endorse candidates for the U.S. Senate, governor and lieutenant governor,…
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