Schultz, a private practice and business attorney, topped the 2018 party nominee by winning more than 54 percent of the vote in the GOP side of the primary.
In many legislative races, anti-establishment firebrand Republicans are challenging incumbent lawmakers or more conventional conservatives.
Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said the people investigating Sen. Gene Dornink waited “long periods” between visiting his homes and waited too long before submitting their complaint ahead of the Tuesday primary election.
Farmfest has become the traditional first forum of state governor races, with candidates dressing down and often citing the most-recent relative who worked the land.
State GOP officials are angry Wardlow is spoiling what had been an otherwise successful effort to have convention delegates – not primary voters – determine the party’s general election candidate. Those delegates endorsed Jim Schultz.
Secretary of State Steve Simon also weighed in, saying the petition questioning Dornink’s residency should be “procedurally barred” because it was filed less than two weeks before the primary.
Sports betting needs bipartisan support to pass the Minnesota Legislature. It also needs support from the tribes, which want control over new gambling in the state, and horse tracks.
Primary opponent’s former campaign manager says he suspected Republican state Sen. Gene Dornink wasn’t living in the district and went to investigate, leading to a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The veteran DFL state senator who recently turned independent was tapped to help lead the Legislature’s efforts to finance public construction projects across the state. So far, there’s been no deal.
Walz said troopers have been focused on traffic violations they deem a threat to public safety.
Democrats in recent weeks have raised the possibility of a statewide referendum in 2024 on abortion, saying Republicans are likely to try such a maneuver if they control the Minnesota House and Senate after the fall elections. So far, Republicans have not talked about it.
As the campaigns heat up, we talked to political observers about Walz’s reelection odds, and what could change between now and Election Day.
An expected increase in patients of the medical marijuana program in three weeks when edibles first become available might be blunted by the surprise July 1 legalization of hemp-based edibles in the state.
Do the DFL incumbents support third-trimester abortion “for any reason?” Both say they do not and neither of their political opponents produced evidence that they do or have supported no-restriction abortion.
The strategy of keeping the impact of the bill quiet to assure passage should have ended after it was signed by Gov. Tim Walz. But even after it passed, there was little explanation of the sweep of the bill.
Polling taken before the ruling and after the ruling does suggest voters are more likely to change their minds about how to vote now that the ruling is official and not speculative.
But Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller says GOP has no intention of taking confirmation votes and hasn’t for months.
With all 201 seats in the Legislature and all four constitutional offices on the ballot, much of the campaign rhetoric related to this session will be on the things one side wanted to pass but the other side blocked.
What is the Community Eligibility Provision program and should students get it for free?
Laura Kalambokidis, Minnesota government’s top economist for the last decade, said she worries not only about looming economic threats but the uncertainty of what’s to come.