Most polls show majority support for Gov. Tim Walz’s handling of the pandemic. But there are big differences when it comes to how the response is viewed among Twin Cities voters and how it’s seen in the suburbs and Greater Minnesota.
“Place is becoming a political identity now, ” says the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Cynthia Rugeley.
A campaign mailer opposing a GOP state senator ties the lawmaker to eliminating protections for those with pre-existing conditions. The evidence? Tweets sent by the Republican Party of Minnesota.
The state’s Office of Management and Budget says actual tax collections have been better than initially predicted when COVID-19 hit Minnesota.
The Senate’s approval of the $1.9 billion legislation on Thursday marked the end of a strange, months-long process, one that involved five special sessions and a lot of discussions over things that had very little to do with public construction projects.
On paper, the contest between DFLer Kent Eken and GOP nominee Mark Larson for a crucial Moorhead-area state Senate seat should be competitive. So why has the race been so quiet?
The Walz campaign’s frantic appeals offer a case study in modern campaign fundraising tactics, with perpetual requests that play on emotion, partisanship and the pressure of (sometimes fake) deadlines.
Two DFLers asked to be removed from a list of more than 120 candidates who said they would fight efforts to mirror regulations written by other states, including the California rules Gov. Tim Walz hopes to adopt on cleaner-burning cars and electric vehicles.
House Speaker Melissa Hortman anticipates at least six Republicans to support the deal when it comes to a vote Wednesday.
123 legislative candidates have signed on to a pledge, circulated by the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, opposing the Walz administration’s plan to follow California’s Clean Cars rules.
While precautions around COVID-19 have changed how the so-called ground game is being conducted by political groups in Minnesota this year, they haven’t eliminated it.
In the race for Minnesota Senate District 26, which encompasses much of Rochester — including the Mayo Clinic — DFL candidate Aleta Borrud has tried to tie three-term GOP Sen. Carla Nelson to Trump, and particularly to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
A GOP campaign mailer says a DFL lawmaker in the Minnesota House “stood with the criminals,” and “voted to allow our cities to defund our police.” Is that a fair critique — or a massive stretch?
Though Democratic candidates in the six districts maintain they have a shot to upset their Republican opponents, the lack of activity to boost their candidacies reflects the GOP’s growing strength and confidence in Greater Minnesota.
Where he went. Who he met. And who traveled with him.
The race between longtime GOP state Sen. Warren Limmer and DFL challenger Bonnie Westlin in Senate District 34 has become a proxy fight for groups from outside the district, waged largely over broader themes, from redistricting and gun safety to criminal justice reform and recreational marijuana.
MinnPost looked at the fundamentals of the districts along with data from the parties, interest groups and political caucuses to arrive at a batch of races that could determine control of the House and Senate.
Other parts of Minnesota have seen visits from the Trump and Biden campaigns, but it’s been nothing like the outsized attention showered on the state’s fifth-largest city.
The most recent reports filed by Minnesota political committees show activity — both money raised and money spent — through Sept. 15.
Thissen has undertaken an unusually active campaign for an incumbent, despite the fact that a sitting Minnesota Supreme Court justice hasn’t lost a judicial election since the 1940s.