There is a possibility that the court could find the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional due to the mandate that individuals carry health insurance.
Several county attorneys in Greater Minnesota expressed deep reservations over relinquishing their powers, while some worried the AG’s could be swayed by partisan winds — or make decisions that clash with local views on criminal justice issues.
Led by Attorney General Keith Ellison, the task force offered an extensive set of recommendations for how to prevent law enforcement from using deadly force on civilians — and how best to respond when police do kill people.
A conference organizer noted that Minnesota has set a national example of what is possible for Muslim leaders.
Meanwhile, voters in Minnesota’s most populous county elect two political newcomers over longtime incumbents, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin.
The campaign has defined the political cliché of “slugfest,” with Wardlow and Ellison each offering a steady stream of attacks against each other.
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.
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.
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.
Among other things, that Keith Ellison and Doug Wardlow have starkly different positions on … pretty much everything.
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.
A look at the organizations who having filling the airwaves, and the mail, with messages aimed at boosting — and bashing — primary candidates.
Ellison said his concern about the mortality rates of older, white rural men is a message the DFL — especially its progressive wing — needs to hear. Part of the reason is political, he acknowledged. But it’s also moral.
Sanders — a Democratic Socialist who was a candidate for the Democratic nomination in 2016 — was repaying support given him by Ellison early and often in that campaign.
“You have to make sure you’re taking on whoever is breaking the law,” Hilstrom says. “Whether it’s the president or the secretary of education. I’m willing to take on whoever it is.”
“I’m the only candidate who has the breadth of experience and the track record to direct an office of that size and complexity,” Foley said. “I know the attorney general’s office. I know how a public law office has to run.”
Anderson Kelliher was Speaker of the Minnesota House for four years but dropped off the political map after falling short in her 2010 bid for governor.
Both Javier Morillo and R.T. Rybak have taken to social media to say the party should not be endorsing a candidate in the party’s suddenly wide-open congressional primary.
With Lori Swanson deciding to run for governor, the shape of the AG race didn’t so much take form but retake form.