Jensen has called on Republicans to “hold the line” and keep more of Minnesota’s historic surplus for next year — when he might be governor.
There are nine GOP candidates and seven Democrats vying to advance to the Aug. 24 special election.
Due to a lack of contested races, the party’s state convention was sparsely attended and tepid in tone. It took all of six minutes for delegates to nominate and endorse both Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan by acclamation.
“It’s not a coincidence that the net worth of U.S. senators and U.S. House members has been growing in the last 15 or 20 years because more and more of them are financing their own campaigns in part or in whole and winning.”
Justin Greiss left the group Young Americans for Liberty after allegations of sexual misconduct.
Not since 1994 has a non-endorsed GOP candidate won Minnesota’s Republicans primary, which means candidates must cater to the most active and conservative party members — the 2,000 delegates who show up at the state convention.
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.
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.
In the absence of independent polls, one picture we do have — and it’s a limited one — is fundraising.
Fletcher’s run-ins with other government officials over funding and his controversial “Live on Patrol” Facebook show are a feature, not a bug, of his appeal.
Minnesota delegation responds to the SCOTUS draft, a sprint to the finish in CD1 and Rep. Dean Phillips fights for elderly entrepreneurs.
The CD1 race heats up, Stauber and Biden agree for once and Dean Phillips wants younger leaders in the House.
The treasurer may spend campaign committee money on winding down expenses, which can include paying committee staff, buying nominal gifts for non-family members and donations to charitable organizations.
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See which areas were gained and lost in each of Minnesota’s eight congressional districts.
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The Electoral Count Act has been in the spotlight since the 2020 election, when former President Donald Trump attempted to get then Vice President Mike Pence to throw out results from states Trump lost.
Even though the political action is on the GOP side as the party takes the first steps to select its endorsed candidate for governor, a decision by the state DFL to allow some non-citizens and felons who have completed their sentences to participate has attracted criticism.