Justin Greiss left the group Young Americans for Liberty after allegations of sexual misconduct.
Munson is one of the front-runners in the special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn. But he also faces intense opposition from many of his fellow GOP legislators.
A common theme at the state Republican convention was electability — how the party can win more votes in DFL-friendly Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs, where most voters don’t support many of the policies GOP candidates for governor have campaigned on.
Jensen, a one-term Minnesota state senator and family doctor who rose to national prominence as a critic of COVID-19 restrictions, prevailed over four other Republican candidates.
The Republican convention is set to endorse a candidate for governor on Saturday.
Ellison said the issue is “98 percent” about Republicans wanting to stymie a progressive attorney general, one who is expected to face a tough reelection campaign this fall.
Two trade groups have filed a petition with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission saying LTD Broadband will waste taxpayer time — and money — in the company’s bid to provide high speed broadband to roughly 160,000 people in the state.
MinnPost asked all nine GOP hopefuls to answer 11 questions asking about their views. Four responded. Here’s what they had to say.
The split over plans for child care spending is one of the starkest differences between Republicans and Democrats at the Minnesota Capitol this session.
Jeff Ettinger doesn’t have the typical resume for a first-time DFL candidate. Yet his campaign has gained early traction.
An influx of $578 million in federal money has led to infighting, discord and failure bred by government delays.
Attorney and GOP activist Matt Benda has reported raising the most among all 1st Congressional District candidates so far.
The policy, which DFLers in the Minnesota House have been working on for more than a year, would require fuel suppliers to make their product cleaner over time.
Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell told the Senate’s Finance Committee that Minnesota’s prison and supervision costs would “increase dramatically” if the GOP plan were to pass.
While the Senate GOP bills the plan as “tough on crime” policy that will lead to a safer state, many of the proposals face opposition in the Democratic-led House, where DFLers have taken a different approach.
DFL state Rep. Jen Schultz of Duluth specifically cited Stauber’s relationship with labor in announcing her campaign to represent Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.
At the Olmsted County GOP convention, candidates were allowed to give the political equivalent of a “Shark Tank” pitch to the party faithful.
A bill addressing accreditation in the Minnesota House has pitted the owners of smaller zoos against the Humane Society and animal sanctuary organizations, including Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue.