The debates themselves would be familiar to anyone who has seen the candidates before — with one exception: the verbal free-for-all between Minnesota attorney general candidates Doug Wardlow and Keith Ellison.
A group wants the state to create a new category for prioritizing access to water — while touting the environmental positives of golf course, or as they bill them: “your communities’ largest rain garden.”
This is the first year that political advertising can be quantified across radio, broadcast and cable television without visiting individual stations.
University of Minnesota law professor Prentiss Cox said the duty of staffers in the Minnesota attorney general’s office is to the state and public, not to a party or the person holding the office.
After weeks of struggling to deal with abuse allegations made against Ellison by his former live-in girlfriend, Karen Monahan, Ellison supporters are going on the offensive.
Grassroots-Legal Marijuana Now candidate Noah Johnson isn’t likely to win his bid to become Minnesota attorney general. But in a race where the DFL and GOP candidates are tied, he could play a big role in determining the outcome.
The two major party nominees, Republican Jeff Johnson and DFLer Tim Walz, once made a thing out of their personal camaraderie. With less than a month to go before the election, though, that chumminess has disappeared.
Nine Hmong-American candidates have advanced through the primary and will be on ballots throughout the Twin Cities in November.
Keith Ellison, Wardlow argues, is too political. But for that theme to play to Wardlow’s advantage, he has to keep attention focused away from his own politics, which may be why it is difficult to get Wardlow to state a position — any position — on many issues.
How is it that there came to be a statue of Columbus erected by Italian American Minnesotans on the grounds of the Minnesota Capitol?
The lawsuit — over the Legislature’s use of money from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund — also serves as a warning to lawmakers to stay away from other constitutionally dedicated funds for the environment.
Johnson has no illusions about his chances. “Yes, this is going to be hard,” he told a group of supporters last month. “It might even be unfair. It might be tough sometimes. But we have to do this.”
A look at where political committees are concentrating their efforts.
The work of these political committees is most likely to show up on TV, radio, social media, on your doorstep and in your mailbox at some point between now election day.
Among other things, that Keith Ellison and Doug Wardlow have starkly different positions on … pretty much everything.
Here’s how Jeff Johnson and Tim Walz made the case that they’re the best choice for voters in November.
Tim Walz and Jeff Johnson agreed the state can do much to fix the looming shortage, fueled in part by retiring Baby Boomers, and broadly vowed to make it happen.
The fear of losing has become the go-to formula for getting a potential donor’s attention.
The gubernatorial hopefuls discussed everything from Minnesota’s education system to career training to the gas tax.
Minnesota is home to some of the most contested partisan races in the nation this year, which means it is also home to a lot of trackers: people whose job it is to follow the opposing side’s candidate — and recording everything they do or say.