The issue might offer the most obvious contrast between the GOP and DFL candidates for governor — according to the candidates themselves.
For months, DFLers had been preparing to run against Tim Pawlenty for governor. Then Tuesday happened.
Jeff Johnson’s triumph over the former governor — who many expected to win the GOP nomination — sets up a race against U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, who won an easier-than-expected victory in the DFL primary.
Allegations against two DFL candidates in contested primaries for major statewide offices — Keith Ellison and Lori Swanson — became public after thousands of Minnesotans had already voted.
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The bonding bill approved by the Minnesota Legislature this year includes a lot of projects to be paid off not from the general fund, but from dipping into other sources of money, some of which were established with specialized purposes.
While GOP candidate Jeff Johnson shadow boxed with the absent Tim Pawlenty, the three DFL candidates — Tim Walz, Lori Swanson and Erin Murphy — mostly stuck to broad campaign themes.
In addition to lobbyists and lobbying firms, at least 14 donors have contributed money to the campaigns of candidates from both political parties. Who are they?
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With Lori Swanson deciding to run for governor, the shape of the AG race didn’t so much take form but retake form.
How quickly has the political landscape changed? So quickly that least two races that were once considered sleepy suddenly became two of the wildest races in the election.
Republicans walked away from their state convention with a sense of satisfaction that comes from delivering exactly what’s expected.
“This is about the heart and soul of the Republican party,” Johnson said at a post-endorsement news conference. “Are we a party of the political class … Or are we a party of grassroots Republicans?”
After all, this is a job so essential that it recently stayed vacant for five months.
The current propopoal represents the latest iteration of a long-running argument: whether the Met Council sufficiently represents, and responds, to those it serves.
Reaction to Gov. Mark Dayton’s session-gutting act — vetoing two bills that contained the bulk of the Legislature’s work this year — depended almost exclusively on which political tribe one belonged to.
A Monday event was the start of what could be a two-week campaign to persuade Dayton to sign two prominent bills that he has said — many times — that he dislikes and will veto.
The disconnect at the Capitol is not so much about political philosophy, but over what even constitutes compromise these days — what “halfway” looks like.
Minnesota House and Senate Republicans aren’t buying what the Met Council is selling regarding bus rapid transit, leading some DFLers to accuse the party of having an anti-transit bias.
It also offered a chance to answer one of the state’s fundamental questions: Is Minnesota exceptional — or just weird?